Web Developers

risk level
Based on 1,350 votes
by year 2031
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

54% 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.

Sentiment over time (quarterly)

Sentiment over time (yearly)


Very fast growth relative to other professions

The number of 'Web Developers' job openings is expected to rise 30.3% by 2031

* 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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dv64bit (Highly likely) says
After seeing so many drag and drop AI based website builders
Sep 23, 2022 at 11:20 AM
ganesh towar (Highly likely) says
It is just a game of "if-else" if you look into it. Website development will be semi-automated.
Jul 29, 2022 at 08:52 PM
Unknown (Highly likely) says
GitHub's AI already generating working websites
Jun 13, 2022 at 12:11 PM
William (No chance) says
Basic web development will become very easy to do with a lot of new tools.

However, the more advanced aspects like AI, seamless PWA experience, 3D graphics, etc., are too complex for any chance of automation.
May 16, 2022 at 07:12 AM
John (Highly likely) says
With the advent of Open AI's GPT-3 and OpenAI Codex and Github Copilot developers' jobs may be threatened in the near future, artificial intelligence is growing exponentially and research is only ramping up. I believe these tools will become more refined in just a few years, with applications that enable the development of systems just by describing what you need and how it should work. This will drastically decrease the number of developers that companies may need in the near future. It's both fascinating and terrifying at the same time.
Sep 12, 2021 at 12:34 AM
mister-idiot (Moderate) says
More than AI this seems like something that'll be made easy enough for the client. And even among the more demanding tasks, most small businesses only need an online store with functionality that doesn't go too away from the norm.
Sep 09, 2021 at 01:25 PM

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