Well no. Working at that level is simple. I work in JS, HTML, CSS, Java, Python, C++, SQL and a bunch of other languages. And it's not just coding -- I design and develop the features, test them with our users and build things to solve their problems.
And I'm definitely making more than $40k.
" the pay listed for most "help wanted" sections was $20 - $40 per page."
Then I'd suggest looking somewhere sensible.