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Front End Developer Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 18, 2020
$85,000
$66,000
$85,000
$109,000
The average front end developer makes about $85,100 per year. That's $40.91 per hour! Those in the lower 10%, such as entry-level positions, only make about $66,000 a year. Meanwhile, the top 10% are sitting pretty with an average salary of $109,000. Many of front end developers seem to be drawn to professional and technology companies. Unless they care more about money, in which case front end developers tend to work at telecommunication, media, and health care companies. Even the employees who work in these industries can confirm that's where the money is. Although money is important, a lot of people base their career decisions solely on location. That's why we found that Washington, Maine and Virginia pay front end developers the highest salaries.
Best Paying Cities
Seattle, WA
$108,337
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Map of Front End Developer Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where Front End Developers earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary

Average Front End Developer Salary By Location

While a front end developer can average a salary of $85,100 per year, or $40.91 per hour, there are many opportunities for front end developers to make more. For example, in Seattle, WA you might make $108,337 per year. Other high-paying locations include San Francisco, CA, Washington, DC and Arlington, VA. If you're in an entry-level position, your best bet is to move to Seattle, WA where the average starting salary is $82,000. The highest paying states for front end developers include Washington, Maine and Virginia. Meanwhile, Iowa, Indiana, and Wisconsin offer the lowest salaries.

City
Average Salary
Seattle, WA
Seattle, WA
$108,337
$108k
San Francisco, CA
San Francisco, CA
$105,425
$105k
Washington, DC
Washington, DC
$102,750
$103k
Arlington, VA
Arlington, VA
$99,256
$99k
Worcester, MA
Worcester, MA
$95,934
$96k
Jersey City, NJ
Jersey City, NJ
$95,136
$95k
Minneapolis, MN
Minneapolis, MN
$91,805
$92k
Alpharetta, GA
Alpharetta, GA
$90,446
$90k
New York, NY
New York, NY
$88,771
$89k
Newark, DE
Newark, DE
$87,179
$87k

High Paying Front End Developer Jobs

Average Front End Developer Salary By Company

If you insist on knowing when your check is going to come and for how much, then you'd be better off working for companies like Yieldmo and Sportsrocket as they offer the highest salaries for front end developers.

Company
Average Salary
$129,152
$129k
$113,291
$113k
$109,781
$110k
$109,588
$110k

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Front End Developer Salary History

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    Average Front End Developer Pay By Industry

    Front end developer salaries can vary on many factors, including what industry a job is in. In fact, jobs with telecommunication, media, and health care companies tend to be the highest paying. Furthermore, a front end developer can make a yearly salary of $90,523 while working for telecommunication companies. All the while, other front end developers are making $88,115 at media companies and $85,647 at health care companies. One industry front end developers may want to avoid is the technology industry as it offers the lowest average salary at $83,501.

    Industry
    Average Salary
    Telecommunication
    Telecommunication
    $90,523
    $91k
    Media
    Media
    $88,115
    $88k
    Health Care
    Health Care
    $85,647
    $86k
    Retail
    Retail
    $84,972
    $85k
    Manufacturing
    Manufacturing
    $84,926
    $85k
    Insurance
    Insurance
    $84,775
    $85k
    Finance
    Finance
    $84,418
    $84k
    Technology
    Technology
    $83,501
    $84k

    Front End Developer Salary By Experience Level

    The salary for a front end developer can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

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    CompanyJobLocationDate AddedSalary
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    $130,000
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    10/29/2020
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    $90,000
    $90,000
    10/29/2020
    Front End Developer (Javascript)
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    Los Angeles, CA
    10/29/2020
    10/29/2020
    $80,000
    $80,000
    10/29/2020
    ESR Healthcare
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    Front-End Developer (Typescript) Minneapolis, MN REF
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    10/28/2020
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    $60,000
    $60,000
    10/28/2020
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    Boston, MA
    Boston, MA
    10/28/2020
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    $100,000
    $100,000
    10/28/2020
    Front End Developer
    Front End Developer
    Milwaukee, WI
    Milwaukee, WI
    10/27/2020
    10/27/2020
    $89,219
    $89,219
    10/27/2020
    JR. UX Front End Developer
    JR. UX Front End Developer
    Scottsdale, AZ
    Scottsdale, AZ
    10/22/2020
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    $83,480
    $83,480
    10/22/2020
    Front-End Developer
    Front-End Developer
    Charlotte, NC
    Charlotte, NC
    10/22/2020
    10/22/2020
    $70,000
    $70,000
    10/22/2020
    Management Decisions, Inc.
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    Back End Developer
    Back End Developer
    Back End Developer
    Chicago, IL
    Chicago, IL
    10/20/2020
    10/20/2020
    $110,000
    $110,000
    10/20/2020
    Front End Developer
    Front End Developer
    Minneapolis, MN
    Minneapolis, MN
    10/17/2020
    10/17/2020
    $133,568
    $133,568
    10/17/2020