Most employers will post jobs for specialized positions, such as front end or backend web developers.
Front end developers in NYC make an average of $100, 454, while backend developers make around $118, 993, according to the recruiting firm's latest salary guide.
Developer positions have a wide range of salary potential depending on the skills and expertise a candidate may bring to the table. For example, CyberCoders places the average nationwide salary for a web developer at $81, 850, but front end and backend developers make $96, 817 and $115, 120, respectively.
Backend developers typically deal with a wider range of web technologies and complex infrastructure than their colleagues on the front end, which often places them in a higher salary bracket.
Ultimately, how much you earn—regardless of expertise—depends on the company's product, approach and needs at the time of hiring.
Web developer job outlook
There were roughly 148, 500 developer jobs in 2014, and one-in-seven developers were self-employed, according to the BLS.
Approximately 188, 000 positions are expected to be created by 2024.
From 2009 to 2013, New York tech jobs increased by 33 percent, which was four times faster than any of the city's other industries. In fact, tech sector growth as a whole is even outpacing Silicon Valley.
There's never been a better time to be a web developer, especially in New York.
Skills required to be a developer
The breadth of a web developer's skill set can greatly impact his or her earning potential. It's not uncommon for many startups, and even some larger tech companies, to seek developers who are skilled in multiple disciplines.
Generally, however, companies are usually looking for someone experienced in either front end development or backend development.