Front End Developer / Engineer Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Front End Developer / Engineer is $66,117 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Node.Js, User Interface Design, and Angular.Js. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.
Front End Developer / Engineer Total Pay (?
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$42,477 - $101,492
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MEDIAN: $66,117
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Front End Developer / Engineer Total Pay (?
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$16.03 - $60.21
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MEDIAN: $35.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$42,477 - $101,492  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,219  
Profit Sharing
$990 - $9,863  
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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$41,851 - $106,064  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 971
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$16.03 - $60.21  
   
Overtime
$20.25 - $53.06  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,219  
   
Profit Sharing
$990 - $9,863  
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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$41,851 - $106,064  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 971
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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
  • Document code, including commenting and reporting on features.
  • Program in multiple languages to create specified products.
  • Interpret requirements and create project plans to meet schedule and quality goals.
  • Work across teams to identify and solve problems.

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Pay by Experience Level for Front End Developer / Engineer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

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National Average
$68,000
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Experience Affects Front End Developer / Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 41%
National Average
$68,000

Skills That Affect Front End Developer / Engineer Salaries

Node.js
up arrow 18%
User Interface Design
up arrow 12%
Angular.js
up arrow 10%
JavaScript
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National Average
$68,000
Ruby on Rails
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Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
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HTML
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jQuery
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PHP
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Web Design
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C#
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
20%
female alumni
 
Male
80%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 13%
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