Web Developers

risk level
Based on 1,616 votes
by year 2032
or $37.78 per hour
as of 2022

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Automation risk

39% (Low Risk)

Low Risk (21-40%): Jobs in this level have a limited risk of automation, as they demand a mix of technical and human-centric skills.

More information on what this score is, and how it is calculated is available here.

Some quite important qualities of the job are difficult to automate:

  • Originality

User poll

56% chance of full automation within the next two decades

Our visitors have voted they are unsure if this occupation will be automated. However, employees may be able to find reassurance in the automated risk level we have generated, which shows 39% chance of automation.

What do you think the risk of automation is?

What is the likelihood that Web Developers will be replaced by robots or artificial intelligence within the next 20 years?


The following graph(s) are included wherever there is a substantial amount of votes to render meaningful data. These visual representations display user poll results over time, providing a significant indication of sentiment trends.

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Very fast growth relative to other professions

The number of 'Web Developers' job openings is expected to rise 30.3% by 2032

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031
Updated projections are due 09-2023.


High paid relative to other professions

In 2022, the median annual wage for 'Web Developers' was $78,580, or $37 per hour

'Web Developers' were paid 69.7% higher than the national median wage, which stood at $46,310

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Moderate range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2022 there were 88,620 people employed as 'Web Developers' within the United States.

This represents around 0.06% of the employed workforce across the country

Put another way, around 1 in 1 thousand people are employed as 'Web Developers'.

Job description

Develop and implement websites, web applications, application databases, and interactive web interfaces. Evaluate code to ensure that it is properly structured, meets industry standards, and is compatible with browsers and devices. Optimize website performance, scalability, and server-side code and processes. May develop website infrastructure and integrate websites with other computer applications.

SOC Code: 15-1254.00


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Sudip Paul (Low) says
Because it's need creativity and understanding of whole context ai can't it can't build something of it's own totally new
Mar 29, 2024 at 08:54 PM
Egon (Highly likely) says
The recent advancements seen in the use of ChatGPT, Devin and GitHub Copilot are all hinting that the jobs of beginners and moderately skilled Web-developers are highly likely to be taken by AI and its subsequent technologies.
Mar 24, 2024 at 04:58 PM
Mega_Mind says
Although AI is capable of creating a website or web apps, it could never replace experienced people.
Imagine an average human trying to create a website. They have no idea about optimization, SEO, security, transferring a domain name, or any other variables and possibilities in the process of creating a website; There are countless things to consider.
An AI technology itself is in need for an engineer to maintain it.
I tried created some designs using AI, and I tragically failed because I have no experience in graphic design.
Mar 16, 2024 at 03:35 PM
stan (Highly likely) says
chatgpt already can generate fully-fledged web pages that you can customize using prompts.
Mar 14, 2024 at 08:00 AM
Sean (Highly likely) says
AI is already able to generate code, in particular code that solves common and simple issues that already have solutions online as part of the AI's database. Currently the AI's code generation ability is not good enough to replace the developer but that will likely change in the next years as web development frameworks compete to integrate AI.

The integration of AI into these frameworks will allow it to generate and test much more complicate code effectively, allowing web designers to interatct with the framework on their own to get the code they need without any need for a developer, as the technical skill required to interact with such a framework will become much shallower.
Feb 17, 2024 at 01:18 PM
Anonymous says
Front-end developers who only know how to utilize frameworks, (I will call them frameworkers) will be replaced by AI.

There are already front-ends built by AI that have been trained on frameworks. Front-end developers must upskill by learning actual low level programming to further develop their frameworks, or transition into a back-end role, which will require actual programming skills. Front-end developers who do know how to program will be alright.

Frameworking is in no way similar to software engineering, ie engineering frameworks, or back-end data pipes. Software engineers will not be replaced as they are the ones creating such frameworks for frameworkers and AI alike.
Feb 16, 2024 at 01:05 AM
Keith Lamb (No chance) says
I believe it has no chance of automation because there will always be better ways to develop and change software and the original ideas that we create.
Feb 15, 2024 at 04:07 AM
Dan (Highly likely) says
We already have tools to transform Figma designs into semi-working code (with React/Angular/Vue, tailwind, etc).
Even though these are not fully functional at the moment, to think we will stagnate on this for 20 years seems absurd to me. At the very least the job will transform into 90% AI-generated code, and 10% human guidance and adjustments
Jan 23, 2024 at 09:48 PM
fimgus (Moderate) says
The profession will not go away in its entirety. There will still be companies that will look to hire talented developers in order to stand out, yet, I could see amateur entrepreneurs begin to rely on AI tools more often to create vast amounts of websites.
Dec 23, 2023 at 03:35 AM
Giulia (Moderate) says
AIs like ChatGPT can already produce a simple example of a website (I tested front-end side only).

I believe that, when building a web platform, the requirements analysis and the infrastructure design will still be done by humans for a very long time since they require advanced communication skills to fully understand the client's requests and their implications. However, the actual coding part can, more or less easily, be automated since, once the requirements have been specified, it doesn't require skills other than an advanced knowledge of the needed programming languages and tools and a certain degree of logic abilities, all of which can be achieved by AIs.

Therefore, I find it likely that at least this part of web development will be automated in the future.
Dec 14, 2023 at 10:04 AM
اسماءء محمد (Low) says
In my opinion, the code we write requires good thought, development, and a lot of thinking to be done. It's not good for artificial intelligence to create a fully interactive site.
Dec 02, 2023 at 06:36 AM
Ninjamokama_3 says
Web Developers are the fast food workers of the programming industry. ofc they'll be replaced
Oct 27, 2023 at 08:32 AM
Ninjamokama_3 (Highly likely) says
How is the automation risk for this lower than for computer programmer?

Web developers are the fast food workers of the programming industry
Oct 25, 2023 at 04:03 AM
Vikram (Moderate) says
Because nowadays AI is performing better than humans in Web Development and Coding
Sep 13, 2023 at 01:46 PM
Nivetha (No chance) says
Robots fail as they can't process dynamic functional requirements
Sep 13, 2023 at 01:12 AM
Manav jain (Moderate) says
It is possible that AI will replace this web developer jobs and as per my knowledge it will take around 5-6. years to make it real because the work done by web developer like web design, fix glitches and other can be easily done by an AI as the technology is growing day by day just like nowadays there are some app or website which will make anything that you will tell them and AI can also know coding and algorithms used in web developement for different languages
Sep 04, 2023 at 04:48 PM
Shreyas (Moderate) says
Development can't be animated completely but today it's easy to develop web due to ai tools and source found in internet which make the wages here comparatively low and once development phase is over job security is an issue
Sep 03, 2023 at 10:04 AM
Tejas Makani (No chance) says
Because we need to add new functionality which based on user experience and that is not that easy to automate.
Aug 11, 2023 at 08:59 AM
Shivam kumar (Highly likely) says
Because we all know that chat GPT can write code and if someone is prompting to check GPT by the way chat GPT for can create a website if you are giving as photo as you want the website Yahi can write code about that and and in next some year it can be possible Yahi also can deploy your website
Aug 09, 2023 at 01:10 AM
Anshu says
right now i am learning web development what you guys think what should i do i am little bit confused please any one can give me advice on it....
Aug 08, 2023 at 06:40 PM

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