Full Stack Developer Hourly Rate

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

The average hourly rate for a Full Stack developer is $40-65 per hour.

What is your rate in USD?

$30
$40
$65
$90
$40

How many hours are you willing to work per week?

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40
  • Per week

    $1,600
  • Per month

    $6,400
  • Per year

    $83,200

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Our Range

The hourly rate range reflected in this tool is based on the amounts most freelancers with this skill might earn in the 25th to 75th percentile. This tool also reflects expected rates in the top 10% and bottom 10% as starting and ending values. Several factors can influence your expected rate, including location, experience and competency in the particular skill, track record of success, and complimentary soft skills such as clear communication and leadership ability.

Our Data

The calculator sources information from our large database of vetted freelancers. Data is regularly updated and excludes hourly rates that deviate substantially from the norm.

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Freelancing as a Full-Stack Developer

Full stack development is a broad software skill set that incorporates both front-end and back-end skills, along with a thorough understanding of user experience, and in turn, user interface implementation. A full-stack developer has specialized knowledge in each stage of software development including mobile development, server operations and security, front-end and back-end development, and design. Full-stack developers are thus responsible for building out and managing entire web infrastructures.

Freelance full-stack developers in the top 10th percentile globally can earn a salary of up to $187,200 per year, or an hourly rate of up to $90. As the hiring for freelance full-stack developer jobs becomes more competitive, full-stack developers are likely to see their full-stack contractor rates go up, however this calculator will dynamically reflect current salary data. Other inputs that adjust a freelance full-stack developer’s hourly rate include remote vs. on-site location, years of experience, and whether the requested client engagement is full-time or part-time.

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How the Calculator Works

Toptal is the largest fully remote network of high-skilled freelancers in the world. We created this tool using our large, comprehensive database of vetted freelancers. Data is regularly updated and excludes hourly rates that fall in the 1-10th percentile and in the 90-100th percentile to remove outliers.

The Freelance Calculator empowers you to see how much you could 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.

Calculations of weekly, monthly, and yearly salaries are determined by a one week unit of measure: hours per week multiplied by hourly rate. By default, values are 40 hours per week and the 25th percentile hourly rate. Monthly salaries are calculated as the summation of 4 weekly salaries, and yearly salaries are calculated as the summation of 52 weekly salaries.

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