Front-End Developer Hourly Rate

Front-End Developer Hourly Rate

Benchmark your hourly rate with data from Toptal's global network of top freelance talent.

Front-End Developer Hourly Rate Distribution

  • <$39
  • $40-59
  • $80-99
  • $60-79
  • $100+
% of freelancers

The average hourly rate for a front-end developer is $50/hr.

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Freelancing as a Front-End Developer

A front-end web developer drives the “front-end” or client-facing side of a web application. Front-end developers architect and implement visual and interactive elements, using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript to enable users to engage with a website or web application. Responsibilities often include website security, QC and testing, cross-browser and device compatibility, website performance, and content management systems. Front-end development jobs are usually supported by web designers and back-end web developers, and front-end developers are agile in their ability to implement the ever-evolving tools and techniques of the discipline.

Freelancers who are skilled in front-end development can make a salary of $91,000 per year, or an hourly wage of $50. While the freelance front-end developer hourly rate can vary based on where they live, remote front-end developers can also command different front-end contractor rates based on their years or quality of experience.

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How the Calculator Works

Toptal is the largest network of high-skilled freelancers in the world. We created this tool using our database of nearly ten thousand vetted freelancers. Data is updated daily, and excludes hourly rates that fall 2 standard deviations above or below the mean in order to remove outliers.

The Freelance Calculator lets you see how much you can earn as a freelancer, including what your hourly rate would need to be to match your current or desired salary based on the number of hours you work per week.

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