Web Developers

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Will "Web Developers" be replaced by AI & Robots?

There is a small chance this occupation will be replaced by robots/AI. This is further validated by our poll, which suggests a 40% chance of automation within the next 2 decades.

Automation Risk Level

No worries

or 21% probability of automation

Median Annual Wage


or $34.68 hourly

People Employed


as of 2016

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How this compares with other jobs: 213 out of 706

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Job description

Design, create, and modify Web sites. Analyze user needs to implement Web site content, graphics, performance, and capacity. May integrate Web sites with other computer applications. May convert written, graphic, audio, and video components to compatible Web formats by using software designed to facilitate the creation of Web and multimedia content.

SOC Code: 15-1134

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Silky J (Could go either way) says
For the creative side no. For any task I do that is repetitive when developing a site? I sure hope so. I wish there was a smart machine, program or being that could pick up on these patterns and automate them for me.
Oct 28, 2019 at 03:36 AM
Check says
Need a very innovative and creative mind to do this
Sep 17, 2019 at 04:49 PM
Louis (No chance) says
Web development requires creativity which can't really be automated
Jul 12, 2019 at 09:55 PM
Sarah (No chance) says
Web design is a creative occupation and there is no way robots are going to be taking over the job.
Jun 25, 2019 at 08:30 PM
brandon (Could go either way) says
The creative/artistic aspect of web development will never be replaced but the technical/maintenance aspect of web development may be replaced.
Jun 18, 2019 at 10:33 PM
Max (No chance) says
Completely accurate but robots are starting to "learn how to be creative" so I would say yes you are correct with the current AI, but in the future, it might look differently.
Jan 07, 2020 at 05:17 PM
Thomoane (Could go either way) says
Web development is a job that will disappear and give way to creating it with a content management system for everyone
Apr 25, 2019 at 12:29 AM
Jayson says
Probably not Thomoane, CMS might be great but innovation based sites like social medias and core service providing sites might still need web developers.
May 11, 2019 at 10:11 PM

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