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Where are best web developer jobs? Hints: Not California, not North Carolina

Research reveals the best states to be a web developer – and it’s not California. Nor is North Carolina.

  • Washington ranks first with a score of 82.6/100
  • California is fifth on the list, scoring 57.5/100
  • East Coast states take up four spots, with two in the top five – (North Carolina didn’t crack the top 10.)

Here’s data on NC:

Ranked 22nd, North Carolina’s median annual salary for web developers is $71,740.

  • Travel costs are $88.90.
  • Rent and Utilities are $1,315.
  • Food is $558 and they have a quality of life score of 74/100

The research, conducted by web design company Digital Silk, analyzed metrics such as the average base salary for web developers, remote working statistics and quality of life scale in each state, which compares average wages against living costs such as rent, food and transport costs. The factors were then combined into an index to reveal the best states to pursue or continue a career in web development.

Washington – Index score: 82.6/100

The research revealed that Washington is the best state in America to be a web developer, with a total score of 82.6/100. Washington has the highest average base web developer salary in America, which is an annual amount of $138,780. Washington also scores 10/10 on the index for the amount of web development jobs per 1,000 residents, making opportunities plentiful.

Virginia – Index score: 67.4/100

Ranking second on the index is Virginia, with a total score of 67.4. Virginia scores highly for remote working opportunities, scoring 8.94/10, with 22.3% of Virginia’s entire workforce working from home. The average base salary for web developers in Virginia is $101,060, the second highest in the country.

Maryland – Index score: 66.9/100

Maryland places third on the list as the best state to be a web developer.

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