<strong>JavaScript</strong> Developer Hourly Rate

JavaScript Developer Hourly Rate

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

The average hourly rate for a JavaScript developer is $35-60 per hour.

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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 JavaScript Developer

JavaScript was first deployed in releases of Netscape Navigator 2.0 in 1995, when the founder of Netscape Communications realized that HTML needed a “glue language” that could be easily deployed by web designers and freelance programmers to assemble web components and write code directly in the web page markup. Today, JavaScript is the most commonly-used client-side scripting language for creating interactive web and mobile applications. Most websites use JavaScript, and major web browsers have a dedicated JavaScript engine. Indeed, alongside HTML and CSS, JavaScript is one of the core technologies of the World Wide Web. A JavaScript developer is responsible for implementing the front-end logic that defines the behavior of the visual elements of a web application. JavaScript developers are usually supported by back-end developers, who manage server-side application logic, and front-end web developers, who specialize in markup and styling. JavaScript developers bridge the gap between the visual elements and the server-side infrastructure, defining how the web application looks and functions for end users.

Freelance JavaScript developers around the world can earn a salary between $35-60 per hour. While the freelance JavaScript developer hourly rate can vary based on where they live, remote JavaScript developers can also command different JavaScript contractor rates based on their years or quality of experience.

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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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