It's been a while since we treated you with our cool interactive infographics. So, we have decided to make up for it with a "Web Development Market and Careers in the USA" analytic map providing a deeper insight into how the things are with the web development market all over the US. Our team made a deep research of the field, examined and compared loads data, and compiled the results into one map, which we are glad to introduce today.
The infographics includes 4 interactive maps showing data on web design and development companies, jobs, salaries, and TemplateMonster's partners from each state. Here are the key findings:
- there are 249,097 companies and 121,020 people working in the web design and development field across the United States;
- an average web development company is a small web shop of 5 employees with an average cost of a project making up about $2500;
- 82% of the total number of web developers are males, opposed to 12% of females;
- 83% of developers work for companies, whereas 17% are freelancers;
- an average developer is a male with a bachelor's degree working for a company, with an average salary of $68,670;
- the largest companies with the highest-paid positions are located in metropolitan areas like California, San Francisco, Seattle, and San Jose;
- the results of our research show that an average salary of a person working in the web design and development fields has increased up to 13,59% over the last 2 years;
- in the meanwhile, web designers and developers earn more than their colleagues from the computer support industry ($68,670 vs $66,140);
- an average of 5% of employees have been working in the field for less than 1 year, about 52% have 1-4 years of the working experience, 15% - 10-19 years, whereas professionals with more than 20 years of experience make up only 1% of the general number;
- 43% of all web developers have a bachelor's degree, 20% have an associate degree, 13% have a post-graduate degree;
- salary rates are in direct relation to the experience and working time of each candidate (thus a newcomer can expect to earn as much as $50,000, whereas more experienced specialists working for 5 to 9 years in the field can get up to $61,800; people with 15-20 years of working experience each $80,000–$81,000 on average);
- in 2015, employment in the USA made up 148,500, with the estimated employment growth number 188,000 by 2024.
This is only the tip of the iceberg. The infographics provides a much deeper insight into each of the aforementioned aspects of the web development industry. So, make sure that you browse it live. And do not forget to share your thoughts on the matter with us below. Your opinion highly matters.