Full-Stack Developer Hourly Rate

Full-Stack Developer Hourly Rate

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

Full-Stack Developer Hourly Rate Distribution

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

The average hourly rate for a full-stack developer is $50/hr.

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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 can earn a salary of up to $91,000 per year, or an hourly rate of up to $105. 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 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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