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Want to work in California as a Web Developer? Read this first!

21.2% Jobs Projection
$78,040 Median Salary
2,720 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Web Developers in California are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Web Developers in California is growing faster than average.

  • Web Developers in California earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Web Developers Work in California?

There were approximately 20,170 workers employed as Web Developers in this state in 2018.

There were 21,150 Web Developers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 980 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Web Developers in CA Employment Trend

The typical state has 1,220 Web Developers working in it, which means California has more Web Developers than average.

Web Developers in CA vs. the Average State

Job Projections for California

Jobs for Web Developers in this state are growing at a rate of 21.2% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 14.9%.

Job Projections for Web Developers: Nation vs. CA

California Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 2,720 annual job openings, and a total of 33,700 jobs for California Web Developers in 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 14,600 annual jobs and 187,200 total jobs in 2026.

What do Web Developers Make in California?

In 2018 wages for Web Developers ranged from $38,040 to $149,230 with $78,040 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $18.29 to $71.75. The median hourly rate was $37.52.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $36.96 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $0.56.

The median salary in California is higher than the nationwide median salary.

Web Developers Earnings: CA vs. National Average

Top California Metros for Web Developers

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Web Developers.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 7,110 $69,020
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 5,400 $106,790
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 2,730 $93,400
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 1,850 $58,910
Sacramento–Roseville–Arden-Arcade, CA 620 $68,040
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 620 $55,270
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 320 $48,490
Santa Rosa, CA 170 $63,780
Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA 140 $82,560
Fresno, CA 140 $47,310
Modesto, CA 90 $70,130
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, CA 90 $55,280
Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA 80 $60,570
Stockton-Lodi, CA 80 $55,270
Chico, CA 70 $45,920
Salinas, CA 60 $63,740
Vallejo-Fairfield, CA 60 $55,180
Bakersfield, CA 50 $72,380

Top States for Web Developers Employment

The table below shows the states where most Web Developers work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
California 20,170 $78,040
New York 12,030 $71,730
Texas 7,830 $70,630
Florida 7,190 $59,290
Washington 5,880 $89,660
Illinois 5,180 $70,410
Pennsylvania 4,610 $68,430
Massachusetts 4,220 $81,200
Ohio 4,100 $62,150
Virginia 3,840 $85,630
New Jersey 3,320 $78,010
North Carolina 3,320 $68,520
Missouri 3,310 $61,540
Maryland 3,110 $73,450
Wisconsin 3,030 $50,600
Minnesota 2,780 $77,880
Michigan 2,690 $63,750
Georgia 2,510 $78,070
Colorado 2,490 $71,360
Arizona 2,440 $63,430

Below are the states where Web Developers get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
Washington $89,660
District of Columbia $86,580
Virginia $85,630
Massachusetts $81,200
Georgia $78,070
California $78,040
New Jersey $78,010
Minnesota $77,880
Connecticut $76,400
South Carolina $74,970

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Occupation CA Employment Total
Software Developers, Applications 148,550
Software Developers, Systems Software 88,910
Computer Programmers 29,740

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