Web developers are about average in terms of happiness.

At CareerExplorer, we conduct an ongoing survey with millions of people and ask them how satisfied they are with their careers. As it turns out, web developers rate their career happiness 3.3 out of 5 stars which puts them in the top 43% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy web developers are to similar careers in the industry. Take a look at the results below:

Salaries and satisfaction ratings in similar careers

Career Satisfaction Avg Salary
Database architect
Broadcast and sound engineering technician
Computer and information research scientist
Web designer
Data scientist
Web developer
Computer repair technician
Front-End developer
Computer programmer
Network administrator

So what does it mean to be happy in your career? Let’s break it down into different dimensions:

  • Salary: Are web developers happy with their salary?
  • Meaning: Do web developers find their jobs meaningful?
  • Personality fit: How well suited are people’s personalities to their everyday tasks as web developers?
  • Work environment: How enjoyable are web developer’s work environments?
  • Skills utilization: Are web developers making the best use of their abilities?

Are web developers happy with their salary?