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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
$124,160
The salaries of candidates in this role range from a low of $70,000 to a high of $200,000, 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. $160,693
  3. New York
  4. $150,134
  5. Los Angeles
  6. $149,609
  7. Seattle
  8. $147,974
  9. Boston
  10. $144,396
  11. Austin
  12. $139,164
  13. Atlanta
  14. $137,204
  15. San Diego
  16. $135,530
  17. Chicago
  18. $131,929
  19. Washington D.C.
  20. $131,289
  21. Denver
  22. $131,255
  23. Philadelphia
  24. $129,446
  25. Dallas/Ft Worth
  26. $121,444
  27. Minneapolis/St Paul
  28. $115,900
  29. Toronto
  30. C$112,539
  31. Dublin
  32. €72,521
  33. London
  34. £72,427
  35. France
  36. €59,777
  1. SF Bay Area
  2. $160,693
  3. New York
  4. $150,134
  5. Los Angeles
  6. $149,609
  7. Seattle
  8. $147,974
  9. Boston
  10. $144,396
  11. Austin
  12. $139,164
  13. Atlanta
  14. $137,204
  15. San Diego
  16. $135,530
  17. Chicago
  18. $131,929
  19. Washington D.C.
  20. $131,289
  21. Denver
  22. $131,255
  23. Philadelphia
  24. $129,446
  25. Dallas/Ft Worth
  26. $121,444
  27. Minneapolis/St Paul
  28. $115,900
  29. Toronto
  30. C$112,539
  31. Dublin
  32. €72,521
  33. London
  34. £72,427
  35. France
  36. €59,777
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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: