Front End Developer / Engineer Salary

Google, Inc. is a desirable employer for Front End Developers where the median salary comes in around $137K, beating the field's national median of $68K per year. Deloitte, Deloitte Consulting LLP, and Accenture also offer top salaries for Front End Developers. Workers at these firms can expect to earn about $92K, $82K, and $80K, respectively. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$43,538 - $101,741
$44K
$68K
$100K
MEDIAN: $67,743
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50%
90%

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$15.26 - $56.89
$15
$31
$57
MEDIAN: $30.55
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$43,538 - $101,741  
   
Bonus
$486.65 - $10,216  
Profit Sharing
$404.06 - $10,146  
Total Pay (?
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$41,998 - $105,378  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 2,774
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$15.26 - $56.89  
   
Overtime
$19.34 - $62.48  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$486.65 - $10,216  
   
Profit Sharing
$404.06 - $10,146  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$41,998 - $105,378  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 356

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Job Description for Front End Developer / Engineer

A front end developer/engineer is in charge of managing complex details about projects that require analyzing design requirements, as well as recommending technical solutions to make projects scalable, maintainable, and efficient. They also debug websites to fix mistakes in the code to make sure they are error-free for network administrators and end users. A front end developer/engineer needs to handle stress well and be a great team player, as they will normally work many hours and in team settings to ensure all hardware and software works properly. Their main tools involve a personal computer, and popular software such as a word processor or notepad, programming language editors, and different browser setups to check website errors across platforms. They may work in an office with other professionals in similar positions, such as software developers or web designers, or they may work from home. They report to the organization's IT manager. Besides analyzing code and debugging applications, they also should have working knowledge of several programming languages and able to adapt to new versions of software. They also should be proficient in using Office applications, and have advanced knowledge in databases and networks. In addition, a bachelor's degree in information technology is needed to become a front end developer/engineer. Additional certifications such as the SUN, IBM, Microsoft, and Oracle developer certifications can provide advantages over other applicants.


Front End Developer / Engineer Tasks

  • Interpret requirements and create project plans to meet schedule and quality goals.
  • Work across teams to identify and solve problems.
  • Document code, including commenting and reporting on features.
  • Program in multiple languages to create specified products.

Common Career Paths for Front End Developer / Engineer


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Many Front End Developers advance into a slightly higher-paying Senior Web Developer position. Average compensation for Senior Web Developers is $79K.

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Popular Skills for Front End Developer / Engineer


Survey results imply that Front End Developers deploy a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Node.js, Angular.js, JavaScript, and Git are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Wordpress, PHP, and Adobe Photoshop. Those proficient in Cascading Style Sheets are, more often than not, also skilled in HTML.

Pay by Experience Level for Front End Developer / Engineer

Pay by Experience for a Front End Developer / Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Front End Developer / Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $64,000 based on 2,267 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Front End Developer / Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $78,000 based on 1,004 salaries. An experienced Front End Developer / Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $87,000 based on 397 salaries. A Front End Developer / Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $89,000 based on 24 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $68,554

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Front End Developers will find that San Francisco offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 39 percent. Front End Developers will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+17 percent), New York (+15 percent), Los Angeles (+10 percent), and Seattle (+10 percent). Falling short of the national average by 16 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Salt Lake City. Workers in Philadelphia and Minneapolis earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (9 percent less and 6 percent less, respectively).

Front End Developer / Engineer Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Front End Developer / Engineer?

Front End Developer / Engineer in San Francisco:
"Fast paced, fun, interesting, evolving, challenging."
Pros: Learning all the different tools and how new, better ones are always showing up, easy going, friendly environment, great location.
Cons: The sadness that comes with having to scrap a certain idea or design after working on it, age difference, lack of company team building exercises.

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Key Stats for Front End Developer / Engineer

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 362 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
1%
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Experience Affects Front End Developer / Engineer Salaries

▲30%

▲26%

▲14%

National Average
$69,000

▼7%

Skills That Affect Front End Developer / Engineer Salaries

▲10%

▲9%

▲1%

National Average
$69,000

▼2%


Git
▼2%



▼4%

▼5%

▼7%

▼8%


PHP
▼12%

▼16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 362 votes.

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
vision benefits
Vision: 58%
no benefits
None: 15%