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Web Developer

Find out how to become a web developer and work in the graphics and design industry. Discover information on salary, growth, stability and occupational expectations.

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The current average salary of an Web Developer is $70,000 - 106,000 annually


Web developers are responsible for the design and maintenance of websites. They may work within an organisation or in an agency setting. Employment for web developers to 2019 is expected to be stable over the next 5 years. Employment in this small occupation (8,800 in 2017) grew moderately in the last 5 years.

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Key skills

Web developers are responsible for the planning, creation and maintenance of websites. They also develop audio, graphics, animations and videos to enhance websites.

  • Combining creative elements with programming knowledge to produce websites to client specifications
  • Developing and integrating a range of multimedia design elements to enrich websites
  • Writing computer code and integrating it with particular design elements to create a seamless user experience
  • Understanding and implementing network issues as they relate to website design
  • Working with clients on development plans and future web strategies
  • Using specific methods to analyse and improve the performance of websites

Quick facts

Working as a web developer gives you the opportunity to make the most of your knowledge of computer based technology whilst working closely with clients.

  • Average Hours Worked
    38.2 full-time hours per week vs. all jobs average of 40 hours
  • Main Industries
    Information technology
  • Average qualification level
    44.8% Post Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate

* All information on this page has been complied using figures from and the Australian Government's - all figures are indications only, and are accurate at time of publication. Please do your own research before selecting a course or career.

Study pathways

Get the skills you need to find work as a web developer by studying one of these information technology, digital media and web based technology courses below.

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