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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
$121,331
The salaries of candidates in this role range from a low of $75,000 to a high of $185,000, with a median salary of $120,000.

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Compare Frontend Engineer salaries by region

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

  1. SF Bay Area
  2. $146,489
  3. Seattle
  4. $135,931
  5. New York
  6. $134,347
  7. Los Angeles
  8. $132,372
  9. Boston
  10. $127,019
  11. Austin
  12. $124,728
  13. Washington D.C.
  14. $121,623
  15. San Diego
  16. $120,653
  17. Denver
  18. $118,525
  19. Chicago
  20. $115,227
  21. Dallas/Ft Worth
  22. $113,719
  23. Toronto
  24. C$103,447
  25. London
  26. £64,113
  27. France
  28. €52,367
  1. SF Bay Area
  2. $146,489
  3. Seattle
  4. $135,931
  5. New York
  6. $134,347
  7. Los Angeles
  8. $132,372
  9. Boston
  10. $127,019
  11. Austin
  12. $124,728
  13. Washington D.C.
  14. $121,623
  15. San Diego
  16. $120,653
  17. Denver
  18. $118,525
  19. Chicago
  20. $115,227
  21. Dallas/Ft Worth
  22. $113,719
  23. Toronto
  24. C$103,447
  25. London
  26. £64,113
  27. France
  28. €52,367
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Where Frontend Engineers are highest in demand

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