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What does a Web Developer do?

A web developer is a professional who creates websites and web applications using programs like HTML, CSS and Javascript. They also analyze user/consumer need to make sure that they are creating content that is useful and accessible. Web development also entails being able to follow specific details from the client.

Working as a Web Developer

Web developers have many responsibilities. These include:

  • Using scripting languages to build and design webpages
  • Writing and editing webpage content and/or leading other in the writing, design and editing of content
  • Identifying issues in web pages and correcting them
  • Using research like testing, surveys and user feedback to improve webpages
  • Converting different files into compatible formats

How much does a Web Developer make in the United States?

3,525 salaries reported
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Average base salary
$75,480
per year
The average salary for a web developer is $75,480 per year in the United States and $2,000 cash bonus per year.
Additional compensation
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Cash bonus
$2,000
per year
Most common benefits
  • Food provided
  • On-site gym
  • Stock options
  • Parental leave
  • Health savings account

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Common questions about being a Web Developer

What are some of the different options for jobs for web developers?

Web developers might specialize in front-end development, working with clients in the creation of web pages. They also might specialize in back-end development and create the systems that users don't see but that keep the site working. Web developers work on the server-side of web pages. Full-stack developers work on both ends of projects. Most smaller webpages work with full-stack developers. Web developers also work as webmasters, keeping websites up to date, monitoring traffic and solving any issues that arise with the site.

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What programs do web developers use most often?

Web developers work with JavaScript, HTML, Java, jQuery, SQL, AngularjS, PHP, CSS, and User interface design.

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