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Highest Paying Industries for Web Developers

The top 100 highest paying industries for web developers (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment in those industries are also shown. As shown in the table, with an average annual salary of $100,450, independent artists, writers, and performers is the highest paying industry for web developers. It is followed by truck transportation industry (average annual salary $88,540). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2015 [1]. For more information about salaries of web developers in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Industries for Web Developers

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers
$100,450
40
2 Truck Transportation
$88,540
n/a
3 Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories
$87,550
70
4 Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing
$85,700
230
5 Software Publishers
$84,510
3,110
6 Funds, Trusts, and Other Financial Vehicles
$82,720
30
7 Monetary Authorities-Central Bank
$82,720
80
8 Natural Gas Distribution
$82,380
40
9 Depository Credit Intermediation
$81,700
1,220
10 Waste Treatment and Disposal
$81,530
90
11 Utilities
$81,490
110
12 Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution
$81,020
70
13 Waste Management and Remediation Services
$79,170
100
14 Electric Lighting Equipment Manufacturing
$78,170
60
15 Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage
$77,740
410
16 Credit Intermediation and Related Activities
$77,630
2,300
17 Cable and Other Subscription Programming
$77,120
180
18 Other Nondepository Credit Intermediation
$76,210
340
19 Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals
$75,540
70
20 Nondepository Credit Intermediation
$75,310
680
21 Insurance Carriers
$75,090
2,130
22 Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing
$74,930
350
23 Direct Insurance (except Life, Health, and Medical) Carriers
$74,800
640
24 Finance and Insurance
$74,470
6,590
25 Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
$73,920
1,140
26 Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing
$73,790
80
27 Activities Related to Credit Intermediation
$73,300
400
28 Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite)
$73,290
180
29 Direct Health and Medical Insurance Carriers
$73,170
840
30 Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities
$73,050
940
31 Specialty hospitals - Privately owned
$72,850
50
32 Management of Companies and Enterprises
$72,810
5,930
33 Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$72,610
670
34 Other Insurance Related Activities
$72,600
600
35 Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing
$72,560
120
36 Hospitals - State government owned
$72,490
100
37 Insurance Carriers and Related Activities
$72,410
3,240
38 Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing
$72,150
120
39 Apparel Manufacturing
$72,020
120
40 Scientific Research and Development Services
$71,940
900
41 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$71,880
880
42 Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing
$71,850
80
43 Hospitals - Privately owned
$71,600
940
44 Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$71,510
1,130
45 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$71,420
1,040
46 Elementary and Secondary Schools - Local government owned
$70,730
600
47 Couriers and Messengers
$70,700
80
48 Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers
$70,510
70
49 Securities and Commodity Exchanges
$70,270
n/a
50 Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$70,200
940
51 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Local government owned
$70,080
40
52 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Local government owned
$69,830
90
53 Hospitals - Local government owned
$69,830
90
54 Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing
$69,700
360
55 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - State government owned
$69,460
70
56 Couriers and Express Delivery Services
$69,270
80
57 Electronics and Appliance Stores
$69,210
n/a
58 Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities
$69,150
230
59 Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing
$68,870
50
60 Elementary and Secondary Schools
$68,850
790
61 Investigation, Guard, and Armored Car Services
$68,550
n/a
62 Employment Services
$68,490
2,840
63 Investigation and Security Services
$68,470
90
64 Direct Selling Establishments
$68,220
70
65 Security Systems Services
$68,170
40
66 Other Financial Investment Activities
$67,950
460
67 Chemical Manufacturing
$67,730
170
68 Paper and Paper Product Merchant Wholesalers
$67,710
90
69 Temporary Help Services
$67,520
1,770
70 Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities
$67,520
1,110
71 Outpatient Care Centers
$67,420
130
72 Wired Telecommunications Carriers
$67,400
610
73 Other Information Services
$67,270
6,990
74 Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services
$67,240
5,680
75 Engineering Services
$67,130
800
76 Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing
$66,600
110
77 Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers
$66,590
360
78 Publishing Industries (except Internet)
$66,380
7,260
79 Telecommunications
$66,270
1,230
80 Restaurants and Other Eating Places
$66,140
40
81 Food Manufacturing
$66,090
80
82 Mining
$66,030
60
83 Travel Arrangement and Reservation Services
$66,020
920
84 Transportation and Warehousing
$65,920
470
85 Full-Service Restaurants
$65,910
n/a
86 Communications Equipment Manufacturing
$65,680
120
87 Information
$65,560
24,010
88 Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services
$65,080
520
89 All Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$65,020
60
90 Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$64,850
29,600
91 Testing Laboratories
$64,770
40
92 Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$64,760
950
93 Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$64,640
6,250
94 Educational Services - Local government owned
$64,450
1,190
95 Administrative and Support Services
$64,340
6,150
96 Rental and Leasing Services
$64,190
90
97 Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations
$64,160
1,720
98 Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$64,010
70
99 Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods
$63,840
1,010
100 Technical and trade schools - Privately owned
$63,800
120
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