JavaScript Developer Hourly Rate

JavaScript Developer Hourly Rate

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

JavaScript Developer Hourly Rate Distribution

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

The average hourly rate for a JavaScript developer is $50/hr.

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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.

Freelancers who are skilled in JavaScript can make a salary of $91,000 per year, or an hourly wage of $50. 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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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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