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Frontend Engineer Job Description

A frontend engineer is vital to the success of a website. The position of the frontend engineer focuses on making websites friendly and functional to its users. So, no matter how great the product offering on the website is, or how interesting the stories are, much of the utility of it depends on the users ability to navigate it. The frontend engineer makes websites user-friendly by creating rich and exciting features such as animations, text boxes, games, forums and even navigation. They often coordinate their efforts with the backend engineers who then process the data. To effectively perform their job, a frontend engineer must be able to analyze the needs of the website audience and develop design specifications for the marketing team and technical staff.

Additionally, frontend engineers develop templates and create pages and applications using various coding languages such as HTML, CSS and JavaScript. Besides knowing different coding languages, a frontend engineer must also be able to design interactions that web users will find attractive. They need to think like the end user and use this perspective in their designs. The frontend engineer is often part of a larger team that also includes other types of programmers and technical staff. Therefore, having the ability to work in a team environment is also a plus. The internet is always changing and applications require frequent updates. A frontend engineer can expect to perform ongoing testing and updating to the sites that it he/she is responsible for. Frontend engineers generally learn their skills through a college program in computer science or a related field.

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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 Washington D.C. earn an average annual salary of
Based on real Hired interview data, Frontend Engineers in SF Bay Area earn an average annual salary of
$133,676
The salaries of candidates in this role range from a low of $90,000 to a high of $200,000, 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. $161,121
  3. New York
  4. $148,378
  5. Seattle
  6. $146,083
  7. Los Angeles
  8. $145,116
  9. Philadelphia
  10. $142,250
  11. Boston
  12. $142,093
  13. Atlanta
  14. $137,127
  15. San Diego
  16. $136,557
  17. Austin
  18. $134,296
  19. Denver
  20. $131,893
  21. Washington D.C.
  22. $131,745
  23. Chicago
  24. $130,107
  25. Dallas/Ft Worth
  26. $123,218
  27. Minneapolis/St Paul
  28. $111,500
  29. Toronto
  30. C$111,453
  31. London
  32. £71,925
  33. Dublin
  34. €71,333
  35. France
  36. €56,463
  1. SF Bay Area
  2. $161,121
  3. New York
  4. $148,378
  5. Seattle
  6. $146,083
  7. Los Angeles
  8. $145,116
  9. Philadelphia
  10. $142,250
  11. Boston
  12. $142,093
  13. Atlanta
  14. $137,127
  15. San Diego
  16. $136,557
  17. Austin
  18. $134,296
  19. Denver
  20. $131,893
  21. Washington D.C.
  22. $131,745
  23. Chicago
  24. $130,107
  25. Dallas/Ft Worth
  26. $123,218
  27. Minneapolis/St Paul
  28. $111,500
  29. Toronto
  30. C$111,453
  31. London
  32. £71,925
  33. Dublin
  34. €71,333
  35. France
  36. €56,463
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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: