Research Summary. Using a database of 30 million profiles, Zippia estimates demographics and statistics for web developers in the United States. Our estimates are verified against BLS, Census, and current job openings data for accuracy. After extensive research and analysis, Zippia's data science team found that:
- There are over 241,462 web developers currently employed in the United States.
- 21.8% of all web developers are women, while 78.2% are men.
- The average age of an employed web developer is 36 years old.
- The most common ethnicity of web developers is White (64.6%), followed by Asian (15.4%), Hispanic or Latino (11.1%) and Black or African American (5.9%).
- Web developers are most in-demand in New York, NY.
- The professional industry is the highest-paying for web developers.
- Bothell, WA pays an annual average wage of $97,056, the highest in the US.
- In 2021, women earned 95% of what men earned.
- 8% of all web developers are LGBT.
- Washington is the best state for web developers to live.
- Web developers are 54% more likely to work at public companies in comparison to private companies.
Web Developer Statistics By Gender
21.8% of web developers are women and 78.2% of web developers are men.
- Male, 78.2%
- Female, 21.8%
Web Developers By Gender
Gender Pay Gap For Web Developer
Women Earn 95¢ For Every $1 Earned By Men
Web Developer Gender Over Time
This data shows how men and women predominate in the web developer position over time.
Web Developer Gender By Year
Web Developer Male to Female Ratio
We compared this job title with other job titles to see how gender percentages varied. As you can see, dell certified systems expert and software applications architect have the biggest difference in gender.
|Informatics Nurse Specialist||13%||87%|
|Clinical Support Specialist||22%||78%|
|Senior Data Center Engineer||98%||2%|
|Software Applications Architect||98%||2%|
|Dell Certified Systems Expert||99%||1%|
Web Developer Statistics By Race
The most common ethnicity among web developers is White, which makes up 64.6% of all web developers. Comparatively, there are 15.4% of the Asian ethnicity and 11.1% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity.
- White, 64.6%
- Asian, 15.4%
- Hispanic or Latino, 11.1%
- Black or African American, 5.9%
- Unknown, 2.7%
- American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.3%
Web Developer Race
|Web Developer Race||Percentages|
|Hispanic or Latino||11.1%|
|Black or African American||5.9%|
|American Indian and Alaska Native||0.3%|
Web Developer Race And Ethnicity Over Time
Using the Census Bureau data, we found out how the percentage of each ethnic category trended between 2010-2019 among web developers.
- Hispanic or Latino
- Black or African American
Web Developer Race By Year
|Year||White||Black or African American||Asian||Hispanic or Latino|
Web Developer Wage Gap By Race
|Black or African American||$86,052|
|Hispanic or Latino||$80,897|
Web Developer JOBS
Average Age of a Web Developer
We determined the average age of web developers based on ethnicity and gender.
Web Developer Age By Race
|Race||Male Age||Female Age|
|Black or African American||35||33|
|Hispanic or Latino||34||37|
Web Developer Age Breakdown
This chart breaks down the ages of web developer employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of web developers is 30-40 years old, which represents 42% of the population.
Web Developer Age
|Web Developer Years||Percentages|
Types of Web Developer Degree Levels
The most common degree for web developers is bachelor's degree 71% of web developers earn that degree. A close second is master's degree with 14% and rounding it off is associate degree with 11%.
- Bachelors, 71%
- Masters, 14%
- Associate, 11%
- High School Diploma, 2%
- Other Degrees, 2%
Web Developers By Education
|Web Developer Degree||Percentages|
|High School Diploma||2%|
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Web Developer Wage Gap By Education
|Some College/ Associate Degree||$77,701|
Web Developer Employment Statistics
This section highlights information about where web developers work. We found most web developers work for a public company. In addition, the industry that employs the most web developers is the technology industry.
We created this chart to show you the average size of companies that typically hire web developers.
< 50 employees
50 - 100 employees
100 - 500 employees
500 - 1,000 employees
1,000 - 10,000 employees
Web Developer Jobs By Employer Size
|< 50 employees||2%|
|50 - 100 employees||1%|
|100 - 500 employees||6%|
|500 - 1,000 employees||10%|
|1,000 - 10,000 employees||32%|
|> 10,000 employees||50%|
The Types Of Companies Web Developer Work In
Employees with the web developer job title have their preferences when it comes to working for a company. For instance, most web developers prefer to work at public companies over private companies.
Web Developer Jobs By Sector
Top Industries Hiring Web Developers
Just based on the number of employees within each industry, we were able to determine the most common industries that employ web developers. Those industries include technology, professional and finance.
Web Developer Turnover And Employment Statistics
Web Developer Unemployment Rate Over Time
The Bureau of Labor Statistics came in clutch when it came down to figuring out how the unemployment rate has changed over time. Between 2008 and 2018, this is how the number of web developers changed.
- Unemployment rate
Web Developer Unemployment Rate By Year
|Year||Web Developer Unemployment Rate|
The Average Number of Years That Web Developer Stay in a Job
By looking over 43,863 web developers resumes, we figured out that the average web developer enjoys staying at their job for 1-2 years for a percentage of 36%.
Less than one year
Web Developer Tenure
|Number or Years||Percentages|
|Less than 1 year||33%|
Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Web Developers with Other Job Titles
After finding the gender ratio, we wondered if the percentages of LGBT persons were different as well. Using the data below, you can see how other job titles compare to web developers.
|Job Title||LGBT||Job Openings|
|Project & E-Commerce Manager||7.66%||82,620|
|Senior Telecommunications Analyst||7.80%||1,404|
|Computer Systems Administrator||8.39%||136,907|
|Support Specialist Lead||9.71%||123,570|
|Senior Computer Scientist||20.69%||68,226|
Foreign Languages Spoken By Web Developers
The most common foreign language among web developers is Spanish at 33.0%. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is French at 10.9% and Chinese is the third-most popular at 10.8%.
- Spanish, 33.0%
- French, 10.9%
- Chinese, 10.8%
- Mandarin, 7.9%
- Japanese, 6.1%
- Other, 31.3%
Web Developer Languages Spoken