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Frontend Engineer Salary in Chicago

Front-End Engineer Job Description

The job of a Front-end Engineer is to bring the concepts of a designer to life using programming languages like CSS, HTML and JavaScript. The Front-end Engineer is also responsible for the production, maintenance and modification of company websites and web application user interfaces. They create tools to enhance how the user sees and experiences a website. A Front-end Engineer implements responsive design for mobile sites, tests sites for usability and is responsible for fixing any bugs.

Front-end Engineers should be familiar with a variety of frameworks like Foundation, Bootstrap, JQuery, and AngularJS. Front-end Engineers may need to know Semantic UI, Yeoman, Pure.css and Skeleton.css too. They typically have a degree from a four-year college in Computer Science or a related technical field.

Living and Working in Chicago

The "windy city" is an exciting place to live and work. It is hip and happening, yet laid back too. There are plenty of sporting events with some of the top teams in baseball, basketball and football. There is a diverse range of culinary treats to sample and fun festivals for a variety of occasions. Chicago is one of the largest cities in the US, but it can still feel small with 77 different metro areas throughout. Business, finance and engineering are the top industries here and over 400 companies are headquartered in Chicago. This includes 31 of the top Fortune 500 Companies.

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so we've calculated your salary information for the San Francisco Bay Area instead:
Based on real Hired interview data, Frontend Engineers in Chicago earn an average annual salary of
Based on real Hired interview data, Frontend Engineers in SF Bay Area earn an average annual salary of
$121,722
The salaries of candidates in this role range from a low of $75,000 to a high of $180,000, with a median salary of $125,000.

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Compare Frontend Engineer salaries by region

Frontend Engineers are highest in demand in SF Bay Area, London, and New York. Browse and compare average salaries in locations where this role is also popular:

  1. SF Bay Area
  2. $160,782
  3. New York
  4. $146,845
  5. Seattle
  6. $145,005
  7. Los Angeles
  8. $144,326
  9. Boston
  10. $140,132
  11. Philadelphia
  12. $137,703
  13. San Diego
  14. $137,484
  15. Atlanta
  16. $136,721
  17. Austin
  18. $133,358
  19. Washington D.C.
  20. $131,751
  21. Denver
  22. $130,881
  23. Dallas/Ft Worth
  24. $129,753
  25. Chicago
  26. $128,394
  27. Toronto
  28. C$112,164
  29. London
  30. £72,081
  31. Dublin
  32. €60,000
  33. France
  34. €55,166
  1. SF Bay Area
  2. $160,782
  3. New York
  4. $146,845
  5. Seattle
  6. $145,005
  7. Los Angeles
  8. $144,326
  9. Boston
  10. $140,132
  11. Philadelphia
  12. $137,703
  13. San Diego
  14. $137,484
  15. Atlanta
  16. $136,721
  17. Austin
  18. $133,358
  19. Washington D.C.
  20. $131,751
  21. Denver
  22. $130,881
  23. Dallas/Ft Worth
  24. $129,753
  25. Chicago
  26. $128,394
  27. Toronto
  28. C$112,164
  29. London
  30. £72,081
  31. Dublin
  32. €60,000
  33. France
  34. €55,166
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Where Frontend Engineers are highest in demand

    Frontend Engineers are highest in demand in SF Bay Area, London, and New York. Browse and compare average salaries in locations where this role is also popular: