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11 Jobs with ONLY HTML and CSS Knowledge

(Up to $75,000/year)

By Stanley Udegbunam || Updated  Oct 4th, 2022

HTML and CSS jobs

Many people often ask:

Can I get a job just knowing HTML and CSS?

Expert Reply:

Yes, there are jobs out there that require only the knowledge of HTML and CSS. Some are entry-level jobs meaning they don’t pay as high as the core technical-oriented coding jobs.

Regardless, you can still earn a decent amount of money from the jobs. 

In this article, we’ll take a look at 11 Jobs that require only the knowledge of HTML and CSS.

Now here’s the juice;

Unlike every random blog posts out there, we’ll not just talk about the job but we’ll also look at:

  • How much you can earn from these individual jobs
  • The major responsibilities and basic requirements for the various job
  • Insights on job seeking
  • Real-life case studies and professional job tips from actual people earning with these 2 stated skills

So sit back, grab a cup of coffee and without further ado, let’s get started.

1. HTML Email Developer

The HTML Email Developer is responsible for the coding, producing and optimizing high-quality personalized email campaigns in line with company goals and objectives alongside testing and troubleshooting.

He or she is responsible for ensuring a consistent email experience in webmail as well as other email applications such as Google Gmail and Microsoft Outlook.

HTML developers are expected to have nice verbal and written communication skills as the role entails working with the company’s designers, copywriters and campaign managers to ensure all aspects of HTML emails conform to the team vision.

Average HTML Email Developer Salary

Zip Recuiter: $85,597 / year (United States)

Comparably: $72,892 / year (United States)

To give you a better scope of what HTML Email development entails, I reviewed 73 HTML jobs.

Here are the core responsibilities and basic skills required for anyone seeking to apply for this role.

Core Responsibilities of HTML Email Developers

  1. Code marketing email templates
  2. Troubleshoot rendering issues and incorporate code targeting specific mail clients
  3. Collaborate with graphic designers to talk about the layout and design of the project
  4. Provide code complexity feedback to creative to help drive efficient design
  5. Analyze, consolidate and deliver performance data to drive design improvements
  6. Develop in a sandbox environment and code debugging
  7. Ensure cross-platform compatibility
  8. Work directly with Department managers, Team Leads, Graphic Designers, Implementation Team, Developers and UX Designers to ensure the designed solution is carried out in production.
  9. Know how to work collaboratively on a multidisciplinary product team
  10. Design for consistency with standards rather than creative expression
  11. Flexible and able to respond quickly to unforeseen changes

Basic Requirements for HTML Email Developers

  • Fluent in HTML and CSS
  • Experience with media queries
  • Knowledge of responsive design principles
  • Familiarity with email deliverability best practices

More Insights From Developers that have walked through this path:

Dorian Develops, a popular Youtuber talks his interview process for the role of HTML Email developer.

The company offered to pay me $80,000 a year for the role of a HTML developer.

For the interview, I was required to take a photoshop design and turn it into a functional HTML-CSS page coding on a large screen with the presence of the 4 already present company developers I was to work with.

Dorian Develops

Youtube Content Creator

At this time, Dorian has been in the web development space  for 2 years and tasks like this was a no-brainer.

My take: You don’t need to have 2 years experience before applying for HTML Email Developer’s role. If you truly understand the core concepts of HTML and CSS and can replicate designs into functional HTML – CSS pages, then you are good to go.

Still curious?

Here’s a short 8 mins video explaining what a female developer, Jashele do in her past role as a HTML Email developer.

2. Webmaster Jobs

There are billions of websites on the internet today and counting, and some have been here since the ’90s.

As of Sep 12, 2022, there are currently over 1.98 billion websites online.

Each of these websites requires regular maintenance to perform optimally.

A Webmaster is the administrator of a website and ensures that a website is regularly maintained and that it is running smoothly day in and day out.

Average Webmaster Salary

PayScale: $58,234 / year (United States)

Zippia: $62,413 / year (United States)

Core Responsibilities of a Webmaster

Generally, a webmaster’s responsibilities include:

  • Register and maintain the website’s domain name
  • Design the website, or supervise page designers and programmers
  • Monitor the size of the site to ensure allowed bandwidth and disk space is not exceeded
  • Plan future growth, requirements and limitations of the website

Basic Requirements of a Webmaster

  • Experience with basic HTML and CSS
  • Experience with Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Functional understanding of site construction, configuration, and maintenance
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills to collaborate with individuals clearly and proactively across teams and departments
  • Resourceful, team player, high energy and flexible
  • Experience working in the designated CMS (if any)
  • Takes the initiative to troubleshoot and research solutions

3. Web Administrator

This is very similar to webmaster mentioned above except that webmaster performs administrative duties like an admin and also other duties.

Web Administrators manage web environment design, deployment, development and maintenance activities. They also perform testing and quality assurance of web sites and web applications.

Female Web Administrator

Average Web Administrator Salary

Zip Recruiter: $72,530 / year (United States)

PayScale: $58,207 / year (United States)

Core Responsibility of a Web Administrator

  • Collaborate with the team to realize creative ideas and campaigns.
  • Test/improve website performance, optimization, and responsiveness across devices and browsers.
  • Suggest new technologies and visual enhancements.
  • Update website content/copy
  • Modifying themes, editing code, installing plugins.
  • Familiarity with website maintenance including, backups, DNS, development environment, nameservers, registrars.
  • Prior experience working with a CMS is often a plus

Basic Requirements of a Web Administrator

  • Experience with responsive design
  • Solid HTML and CSS knowledge
  • Dedicated team player
  • High degree of independent judgement
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment.
  • Able to develop ideas and processes and clearly express them

4. Junior web Developer

Not all web development jobs requires you to be an expert in all coding technologies and languages.

Even with the knowledge of only HTML and CSS, you can still get a job as a web developer.

And as long as you are willing to learn and upscale your tech stack on the job, you are good to go.

You’ll have to come out plain and demonstrate you have the zeal to learning.

Junior web developers often do get assigned to senior web developers to bootstrap their learning process.

Average Junior Web Developer Salary

Zip Recruiter: $68,748 / year

5. Web Producer

Web producers are responsible for creating and maintaining the content on a website. They work closely with web designers to ensure that the website content is properly formatted for optimal user experience.

Web producers may also be tasked with creating new content at intervals and updating existing content.

Web content can come in many forms, including music, video, flash, and print. Sometimes, as a Web Producer, you’ll specialize just in one of these areas, while other times you act more as a generalist.

Average Web Producer Salary

PayScale: $65,176 / year

Zip Recruiter: $73,175 / year

Core Responsibilities of a Web Producer

  • Uploading and managing website content
  • Coordinating with web designers, graphic artists, and programmers to create new web pages or update existing ones.
  • Generating ideas for new content or improving existing content based on website analytics data
  • Adjusting web contents for faster rankings based on information obtained from the SEO department.
  • Coordinating with the advertising department to ensure that online advertisements are displayed properly on the site.
  • Evaluating website performance using analytic tools designed to track visitor activity and engagement

Basic Requirements of a Web Producer

  • Working knowledge of HTML and CSS
  • Communication skills
  • Project management skills
  • Creativity and design skills
  • Business knowledge.

More Insights from Developers

Hashim Warren: I was a Web Producer once upon a time. I had basic HTML skills and my job was to load content onto the CMS and my pay was about $55k / year.

6. Social Media Manager

Don’t be surprised to find out that most social media managers are developers or tech enthusiasts with subtle coding skills.

A social media manager is typically responsible for setting content strategy and driving engagement on a company’s social platforms.

To be successful in this role, social media managers often need to possess a knack for storytelling, a keen eye for design, and an ability to analyze what does well with an audience—and what doesn’t.

Average Social Media Manager Salary

Built in: $71,954 / year

Core Responsibilities of a Social Media Manager

  • Strategizing the company’s social media content and campaigns
  • Driving engagements and increasing followers
  • Analyzing data and reporting key metrics
  • Posting content and monitoring growth across the social media channels

Basic Requirements of a Social Media Manager

  • Efficient writing and editing skills
  • Standard project management and communication skills
  • An eye for design
  • Experience with social media platforms
  • Analytical skills (you get to stand out from the crowd here with your HTML-CSS prowess)
Social Media Manager at work

7. Data Entry Specialist

Data entry specialists are responsible for digitizing data for storage purposes.

They work in the administrative department of a company and their duties include collecting client information, maintaining an organized filing system, and reviewing data for completeness and accuracy.

Average Data Entry Specialist Salary

Zip Recruiter: $35,693 / year

Core Responsibilities of Data Entry Specialist

  • Establishing data entry standards by continually updating filing systems to improve data quality.
  • Addressing data inconsistencies by working with administrative staff to locate missing data.
  • Attending to data queries and reporting any major data errors to management.
  • Collecting and digitizing data such as invoices, canceled bills, client information, and financial statements.
  • Maintaining a detailed and organized storage system to ensure data entries are complete and accurate.
  • Keeping a record of hard copy data such as invoices, inventory checklists, and other financial documents.
  • Adhering to best data management practices and maintaining a high standard of accuracy and efficiency.

Basic Requirements of a Data Entry Specialist

  • Excellent knowledge of data entry software, such as Ninox, Kintone, and OmPrompt Order Management.
  • Exceptional organizational skills, a keen eye for detail, and the ability to spot errors with accuracy and efficiency.
  • Good communication skills
  • Solid time management skills
  • Excellent typing skills and experience.

    8. UI/UX Designer

    UI/UX represents User-Interface/User-Experience

    For this, you’ll to be skilled in design and knowledgeable in design tools like Adobe XD and Figma.

    UI/UX designers are responsible for the design and implementation of all the experiences a user has when interacting with a digital tool, such as a website.

    Average Salary of a UI/UX Designer

    Comparably: $97,498 / year


    Core Responsibilities of UI/UX Designer

    • Optimize existing user interface designs
    • Plan and implement new designs
    • Test for intuitivity and experience
    • Create prototypes for new product ideas
    • Communicate with clients to understand their business goals and objectives
    • Develop technical and business requirements and always strive to deliver intuitive and user-centered solutions
    • Combine creativity with an awareness of the design elements
    • Test new ideas before implementing
    • Conduct an ongoing user research

      Basic Requirements of a UI/UX Designer

      • UI design portfolio
      • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
      • Ability to discuss and explain design options
      • Detail oriented
      • Critical thinker
      • Problem solver and customer-centered
      • Knowledge of Design tools
      • Experience with HTML5 & CSS3
      • Some knowledge of Usability Factors in Human Computer Interaction.

        9. Website Support Specialists

        They can also be called technical support specialists or customer support.

        A couple big firms do use custom names like Happiness Engineers used by Automattic (the company behind WordPress and WooCommerce).

        Web Support Specialist supports web based products and services through email support, desktop support and telephone support.

        They interacts with customers and troubleshoots problems to provide a high level of customers satisfaction.

        Average Salary of a Website Support Specialists

        Comprably: $57,156 / year

          Web Support Specialist

          Core Responsibilities of Website Support Specialists

          • Troubleshooting and resolving IT issues in a timely manner
          • Answer support client calls, emails, or online chat regarding website usuage issues.
          • Assist with identifying the root cause of problems; manages and resolves issues in a constantly changing environment
          • Maintain a high level of professionalism with clients and work to establish a positive rapport
          • Communicating with coworkers to diagnose problems.
          • Prioritizing your workload to ensure the most critical issues are resolved first.
          • Documenting common support procedures that coworkers can follow.

          Basic Requirements of a Website Support Specialist

          • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal including the ability to explain technical issues in user-friendly language to non-technical end users.
          • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
          • Excellent interpersonal skills.
          • Excellent organization skills and attention to detail
          • Solid understanding of basic computer functions
          • Ability to work independently and balance multiple priorities

          Let’s take a look at a couple businesses you can embark on your own just with the knowledge of HTML and CSS.

            10. Freelancing

            Are you aware that with the knowledge of HTML and CSS, you can start freelancing and build up your career from ground up?

            There are a lot of individual businesses and multi agencies that require the services of HTML and CSS freelancers.

            These could be anything ranging from configuring a website, replicating a photoshop/figma design with codes, making a website more responsive across different screens, changing the default theme color of a site and many more.

            There are multiple freelance platforms out there for developers, the most popular been Upwork.

            You can set up your profile, and charge for services on hourly basis or project basis.

            There’s no limit to the amount you can earn freelancing yearly.

            We’ve seen HTML-CSS developer earn way above $100,000 in their first 2 years freelancing.

            The good thing about freelancing on freelance platforms is that you rip the benefit of your hardwork over time.

            Might be difficult getting your first client but it only get better after the initial phase.

              Freelance HTML Developer

              11. HTML-CSS Tutors

              If you have a knack for tutoring and well grounded in HTML and CSS then you can consider becoming an HTML/CSS tutor and create digital courses.

              Host the course on a self-made website or utilize platforms like Udemy and Thinkific.

                How to Get a Job with Only HTML and CSS (Job Seeking Insights)

                1. Create multiple awesome HTML and CSS project
                2. Prepare a developer portfolio
                3. Create a CV detailing your projects and experience.
                4. Add links to help view your project.
                5. Start applying for Jobs on
                6. For freelancing: use a freelance platform, set up your profile, upload your portfolio and start applying for jobs.

                Some frequently asked questions on our community (Hurdlers Tribe)

                Can I make money with HTML and CSS?

                You can make up to $75k per year with only the knowledge of HTML and CSS.

                There are a standard jobs that will pay you to render HTML and CSS related fixes.

                Can I start freelancing with HTML and CSS?

                You can start freelancing with HTML and CSS.

                You can either create your freelancing website or get started using freelancing platforms like Upwork, Upstack, Toptal, PeoplePerHour and Hired.

                Depending on the platform, the services can be paid for on hourly basis or project basis.

                 Can I get a job knowing only HTML?

                Although your chances are slim, there are a handful of entry-level jobs that you can still embark on with just the knowledge of HTML like the role of a web producer and assistant data entry specialist.

                With these jobs, you can earn anywhere from $20k – $45k per year.

                However, it’s difficult to stand out with just HTML, to better increase your chances and earn higher salary,  you’d have to acquire more skills in the specified niche.

                How much do HTML and CSS coders make?

                On average, HTML and CSS coders make between $35k – $95k per year.

                The average salary of an HTML Email Developer in the United state is $85,597 / year.

                A webmaster can earn up to 75,000 / year and an entry junior web developer can earn up to $50k / year.


                  We’ve outlined the various job available for anyone with working knowledge of HTML and CSS.

                  If you wish to start earning early enough in your career and getting involving with best work practices then you can go after anyone that interests you.

                  However, if your main goal is to become a web developer or a software engineer, I’d encourage you to continue learning by moving over to JavaScript.

                  By so doing, you’ll become more valuable and can go after higher earning jobs.

                  I’ve earlier prepared a detailed roadmap for web development, you can check it out here: How to Become a Web Developer.

                  No doubt, working on a job and learning a new programming language at the same time can be hectic, but with good time management skills, you can make be a win-win situation.

                  Think about it..

                  What’s a better way to enjoy coding than ripping the fruit of your labor early in your journey.

                  It’s a wrap.

                  Till we meet again on another article,

                  Happy coding.

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