What does a Front End Developer do?

Front end engineers plan, design, build, and implement the user interface systems of websites, software programs, and web-based applications. Their primary goal is to provide a satisfactory user experience with no issues, errors, or downtime. They create and optimize systems, play an active role in testing and troubleshooting, and resolve issues such as those related to accessibility and browser compatibility. They often serve as an intermediary bridging the gap between the user and the backend developers, and tweak tools and platforms to adapt to real-world use situations.

Front end engineers typically have a bachelor’s degree in computer science or a related field, and a background in software development. They must be extremely proficient with the use of programming languages such as JavaScript and CSS. Experience troubleshooting compatibility and accessibility issues is helpful.

EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.9 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.9 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

Front End Developer Salaries

Average Base Pay

$67,994 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Median: $68K
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Front End Developer Career Path

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Front End Developer
Jul. 16, 2019

“AKQA runs very good agile which makes a great environment for doing quality work and focusing on best development practices”

Tudo Technologoies
Frontend Developer
Aug. 9, 2021

“Pay scale is low that's it nothing to say anything remaining all are good so I recommend to join”

Cezanne HRCezanne HR
Front End Web Developer
Nov. 2, 2021

“the overall experience was extremely positive and I truly wish everyone who I worked with the best in life”

Front End Developer
Nov. 30, 2020

“it is good company to work and learn more technical skill to manage the Servers.”

Costco WholesaleCostco Wholesale
Front End Assistant
Nov. 8, 2019

“I worked mostly on carts and it was independent for the most part and a good workout.”

Parallel LabsParallel Labs
Frontend Developer
Nov. 28, 2020

“It was my first job fresh out of university and it turned out to be a great learning opportunity.”

Sophus IT SolutionsSophus IT Solutions
Front End Developer
Dec. 17, 2020

“Sophus provided me with a great career opportunity and were supportive in my contract position.”

Lampros LabsLampros Labs
Front End Developer
Jul. 9, 2019

“Management is really great and will give you tons of advice and help in furthering your career.”

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