Internet Developers


Overview

Introduction

An Internet developer, otherwise known as a Web developer or Web designer, is responsible for the creation of an Internet site. Most of the time, this is a public Web site, but it can also be a private Internet network. Web developers work for a wide range of employers from small entrepreneurs to large corporate businesses to Internet consulting firms. Some developers work independently as self-employed. freelance contractors.

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Median Salary

$73,760

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Employment Prospects

Excellent

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Minimum Education Level

Associate's Degree


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Experience

One to five years experience required


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Skills

Business Management


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Personality Traits

Creative

Earnings

Salaries for Web developers vary depending on place of employment, location, and level of experience. 

The U.S. Department of Labor reports that the median salary for web developers and digital interface designers was $73,760 in May 2019. Salaries ranged from less than $39,550 for the lowest paid 10 percent to $142,080 or more for the highest paid 10 percent. 

Work Environment

Web developers work at computers in comfortable offices. Most of their work is done alone; however, developers consult frequently with the webmaster and others who write or edit the content of a site. Some workers are able to telecommute and work from home, and independent contractors and freelance developers are also able to work from home and other places.

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Outlook

Employment for Web developers is expected to grow by 13 percent through 2028, according to the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), or much faster than the average for all careers. This strong outlook is mainly due to the continuing popularity of e-commerce and the growing popularity of mobile devices (which are creating a need for specialized mobile-friendly Web sites). Also, as more and more compa...

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