$68,974
Avg. Salary
$29.45
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

$2,973

Profit Sharing

$2,310

Commission

$500

The average pay for a Front End Developer / Engineer is $29.45 per hour.

The average pay for a Front End Developer / Engineer is $68,974 per year.

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MEDIAN $29
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MEDIAN $68,974
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$15.10 - $57.62
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$0$108K
Salary $44,876 - $103,790
Bonus $484 - $10,135
Profit Sharing $385 - $10,245
Commission $500
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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$43,036 - $108,065
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Nov 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 5,678
Hourly Data $0$65
Hourly Rate $15.10 - $57.62
Overtime $19.61 - $65.96
Annual Data $0$108K
Bonus $484 - $10,135
Commission $500
Profit Sharing $385 - $10,245
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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$43,036 - $108,065
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Nov 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 772

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. (Copyright 2018 PayScale.com)


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.

Popular Employer Salaries for Front End Developer / Engineer

Common Career Paths for Front End Developer / Engineer


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Many Front End Developers move into Senior Web Developer roles, in which average pay is a slightly higher $79K per year.

Front End Developer / Engineer Job Listings

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: $69,274

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

For those looking to make money, Front End Developers in San Francisco enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 39 percent above the national average. Front End Developers will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+17 percent), New York (+15 percent), Los Angeles (+10 percent), and Seattle (+10 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Salt Lake City, 16 percent below the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Philadelphia and Minneapolis (9 percent lower and 6 percent lower, respectively).

Front End Developer / Engineer Reviews

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.

Front End Developer / Engineer in Richmond:
"Always see where the ball is going, not where it has been."
Learn constantly. Experiment often. And don't worry about failing when doing those two things. Remember that it's more important to ship a project than it is to follow all of the best practices. People generally value results more than process. Although if you find yourself in too many situations where results are weighted more than process, find a new job quickly. That company is a sinking ship.

Front End Developer / Engineer in Austin:
"Experience Can't Be Gained In A Week."
There is no way easy way around gaining experience. You have to start at the bottom. So many people think they can just go to a code camp for a week and then apply for senior level positions. You have to build for years in order to gain expertise in this field. Take any experience building position you can at first. It won't be glamorous, but it will get you learning. Contribute to open-source projects, and constantly learn outside of the office. If you don't keep learning, someone else will, and they will replace you.

Front End Developer / Engineer in San Jose:
"Keep Learning."
I believe that a good front end developer/engineer should also have a good knowledge about back end programming, keep learning even during your spare time.

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Key Stats for Front End Developer / Engineer

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 936 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
1%

Experience Affects Front End Developer / Engineer Salaries

▲28%

▲25%

▲12%

National Average
$69,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect Front End Developer / Engineer Salaries

▲9%

▲7%

▼0%

National Average
$69,000

▼3%


Git
▼3%



▼5%

▼6%

▼8%

▼9%


PHP
▼13%

▼17%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 936 votes.

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
vision benefits
Vision: 60%
no benefits
None: 16%