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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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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
$133,302
The salaries of candidates in this role range from a low of $100,000 to a high of $175,000, with a median salary of $130,000.

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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. $180,323
  3. San Diego
  4. $168,750
  5. Seattle
  6. $163,879
  7. Boston
  8. $158,835
  9. Phoenix
  10. $158,308
  11. New York
  12. $156,673
  13. Los Angeles
  14. $155,603
  15. Washington D.C.
  16. $151,545
  17. Denver
  18. $147,648
  19. Austin
  20. $142,876
  21. Philadelphia
  22. $141,461
  23. Atlanta
  24. $138,923
  25. Chicago
  26. $138,871
  27. Dallas/Ft Worth
  28. $136,772
  29. Tampa
  30. $133,749
  31. Toronto
  32. C$130,719
  33. Houston
  34. $126,829
  35. Columbus
  36. $121,251
  37. Minneapolis/St Paul
  38. $112,500
  39. Dublin
  40. €96,681
  41. London
  42. £83,794
  43. France
  44. €64,444
  1. SF Bay Area
  2. $180,323
  3. San Diego
  4. $168,750
  5. Seattle
  6. $163,879
  7. Boston
  8. $158,835
  9. Phoenix
  10. $158,308
  11. New York
  12. $156,673
  13. Los Angeles
  14. $155,603
  15. Washington D.C.
  16. $151,545
  17. Denver
  18. $147,648
  19. Austin
  20. $142,876
  21. Philadelphia
  22. $141,461
  23. Atlanta
  24. $138,923
  25. Chicago
  26. $138,871
  27. Dallas/Ft Worth
  28. $136,772
  29. Tampa
  30. $133,749
  31. Toronto
  32. C$130,719
  33. Houston
  34. $126,829
  35. Columbus
  36. $121,251
  37. Minneapolis/St Paul
  38. $112,500
  39. Dublin
  40. €96,681
  41. London
  42. £83,794
  43. France
  44. €64,444
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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: