Node.js Developer Hourly Rate

Node.js Developer Hourly Rate

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

Node.js Developer Hourly Rate Distribution

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

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

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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 can earn a salary of up to $91,000 per year, or an hourly rate of up to $50. 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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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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