<strong>Node.js</strong> Developer Hourly Rate

Node.js Developer Hourly Rate

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

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

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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.

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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 Node.js Developer

Node.js is a JavaScript runtime environment that executes JavaScript code outside of a browser. Node.js developers use JavaScript to write command line tools and for running scripts server-side to produce dynamic web page content before the page is sent to the end user's web browser. Node.js is the most commonly used framework in which programmers develop. The Node.js framework is considered faster than many other server-side languages like Ruby, Python, and Perl. Corporate tech companies including Microsoft, IBM, and Netflix use Node.js in their tech stack. A Node.js developer is responsible for writing server-side web application logic in JavaScript and/or variants of it, such as CoffeeScript or IcedCoffeeScript. Node.js developers usually develop back-end components, connect the application with the other (often third-party) web services, and support the front-end developers by integrating their work with the Node.js application.

Freelance Node.js developers in the top 10th percentile around the world can earn a salary of up to $166,400 per year, or an hourly rate of up to $80. As the hiring for freelance Node.js developer jobs becomes more competitive, Node.js developers are likely to see their Node.js contractor rates go up, however this calculator will dynamically reflect current salary data. Other inputs that adjust a freelance Node.js 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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