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Web Developer

By Mike Baumgarten

Last updated: Mar 16, 2023

A web developer is a person who specializes in designing and developing web applications, websites and web services.

What is a web developer?

The role is typically part of an IT, Marketing, or Engineering team, depending on the specific objectives of the role and the overall organizational structure. The main objective of a web developer is to create websites or web applications which meet the needs of the company’s clients and/or users. This involves creating websites that are functional and easy to navigate. To do so, the web developer should have an understanding of coding and web programming languages such as JavaScript, HTML, and CSS, among others.

In summary, a web developer plays a critical role in the development and success of an organization by creating a positive user experience for its clients, as well as helping them in generating leads, driving sales, building loyal customer relationships, and much more.

At The Org we have analyzed the organizational structure of tens of thousands of companies. As a result, we’ve collected information on the typical salary range, job requirements, and typical profiles of people who currently work as a web developer.

Let’s take a look at the data.

How much does a web developer make?

According to Glassdoor, the average salary of a web developer across industries in the United States is $82,446/yr.

However, not all industries are created equal. According to the data, the highest average salary for a web developer is found in the financial services industry: $89,837/yr.

What are the job requirements of a web developer?

The job requirements for a web developer typically include:

  • A bachelor's degree in computer science, web development, or a related field. Some employers may also accept equivalent work experience or relevant certifications.
  • Expertise in developing and implementing website layouts and designs using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.
  • Writing server-side code using programming languages such as PHP, Python, or Ruby, to support the functionality of the website.
  • Working with databases to store and retrieve information from the website or web application.
  • Testing and debugging websites to ensure they function properly and are free of errors or security vulnerabilities.
  • A basic understanding of design principles and the ability to work collaboratively with designers to create visually appealing and user-friendly websites.
  • Staying up to date with the latest web development trends and technologies to ensure the website remains current and competitive.

Meeting a web developer

It’s one thing to know the requirements of a role — it’s another to see yourself in it. At The Org, we believe that putting faces to the job title can provide more context and a better sense of how the role fits into the big picture.

Explore live positions for web developers and meet the people behind the title here.

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Hiring a web developer

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