Web Developers in California
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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.
The typical state has 1,220 Web Developers working in it, which means California has more Web Developers than average.
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%.
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.
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|
|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|
|San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, CA||90||$55,280|
|Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA||80||$60,570|
Top States for Web Developers Employment
The table below shows the states where most Web Developers work.
|State||Number Employed||Annual Median Salary|
Below are the states where Web Developers get paid the most:
|State||Annual Median Salary|
|District of Columbia||$86,580|
Related Careers in CA
Discover similar careers:
|Occupation||CA Employment Total|
|Software Developers, Applications||148,550|
|Software Developers, Systems Software||88,910|
What Major Will Prepare You For a Web Developer Career?
- Computer Science
- Computer Science
- Information Technology
- Computer Programming
- General Computer Programming
- Computer Software & Applications
- Web & Multimedia Design
- Web/Multimedia Management & Webmaster
- Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- O*NET Online
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