Front End Developer / Engineer Salary

With a median pay of $137K, Google, Inc. Front End Developers make much more than the national average ($68K per year) for those in this field. Other leaders in compensation levels are Deloitte at $92K, Deloitte Consulting LLP at $82K, and Accenture, where Front End Developers annually earn $80K. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$44,387 - $101,528
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MEDIAN: $67,846
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$15.22 - $54.87
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$0$104K
Salary $44,387 - $101,528
Bonus $490.74 - $10,076
Profit Sharing $402.68 - $10,178
Total Pay (?
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$42,648 - $104,381
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,842
Hourly Data $0$63
Hourly Rate $15.22 - $54.87
Overtime $19.77 - $63.20
Annual Data $0$104K
Bonus $490.74 - $10,076
Profit Sharing $402.68 - $10,178
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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$42,648 - $104,381
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 373

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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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Front End Developers may enjoy increased earnings if they become Senior Web Developers. This seems to be a popular career move, and Senior Web Developer earn a slightly higher median of $79K annually.

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Popular Skills for Front End Developer / Engineer


Survey takers working as Front End Developers report using a large range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Node.js, Angular.js, JavaScript, and Git are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Wordpress, PHP, and Adobe Photoshop. Most people familiar with Cascading Style Sheets also know 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: $68,439

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Front End Developers, working in the bustling city of San Francisco has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. 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. Philadelphia and Minneapolis are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 9 percent lower and 6 percent lower, respectively.

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

Front End Developer / Engineer in Washington:
"Company Culture."
Pros: The company culture is fantastic — the people I work with are great and we are working towards better diversity and inclusivity in the workplace.
Cons: Because our company has grown so much in the last couple years, there has been so many organizational and structural changes that it is difficult to keep up and figure out what processes are in place.

Front End Developer / Engineer in Nashville:
"It's Ok."
Pros: I get to work with technologies that bridge the gap between logic and art as part of my work is design and the other is logic.
Cons: Some under appreciate the role because they don't know or haven't experienced front end development.

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.

Front End Developer / Engineer in Cleveland:
"Learning and Solving Problems."
Pros: I get to solve problems creatively with code. I work with WordPress and PHP, but I also have the flexibility to play with Photoshop and InDesign. I really love learning new things, and that happens every day.
Cons: Sometimes being specialized means that you have no one to ask for help. It can also mean that projects can pile up if no one else knows how to fix what you work on.

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Key Stats for Front End Developer / Engineer

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 428 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
56%
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%

▲27%

▲14%

National Average
$68,000

▼7%

Skills That Affect Front End Developer / Engineer Salaries

▲10%

▲9%

▲1%

National Average
$68,000

Git
▼1%

▼2%




▼4%

▼5%

▼7%

▼8%


PHP
▼12%

▼16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 428 votes.

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
56%
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%
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