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Entrepreneurs Need Web Developers Like Planes Need Wings. So, Where Are They? (Infographic) A look at where web developers are living and working and how much they are making.

By Catherine Clifford

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In this day and age, web developers are the wings for many entrepreneurs' planes. Finding a good one who will stick around can be critical for success.

So where are these mystical, magical web developers? San Francisco-based software company Lucidworks analyzed the U.S. government's employment data and generated the infographic below, which offers a snapshot of where developers work and how much they make, on average.

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Silicon Valley's home state has more than twice the number of web developers (230,000 plus) than the second-most saturated state, Texas (almost 110,000). By contrast, Wyoming has fewer than 600 developers total.

If you are thinking about starting a company that will need developers, or if you are looking to expand your existing development team, have a look at the infographic below to figure out what you will have to offer to be competitive.

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Entrepreneurs Need Web Developers Like Planes Need Wings. So, Where Are They? (Infographic)

Related: The Web Is a Content War. Here's How to Win. (Infographic)

Catherine Clifford

Senior Entrepreneurship Writer at CNBC

Catherine Clifford is senior entrepreneurship writer at CNBC. She was formerly a senior writer at Entrepreneur.com, the small business reporter at CNNMoney and an assistant in the New York bureau for CNN. Clifford attended Columbia University where she earned a bachelor's degree. She lives in Brooklyn, N.Y. You can follow her on Twitter at @CatClifford.

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