What does a Full Stack Engineer do?

Full-stack engineers are senior-level computer programmers with proficiency in front and back-end systems coding and project management experience with systems administration skills. They design user interactions on websites and develop servers and databases for website functionality and write code for mobile platforms. Full-stack engineers create servers and databases for functionality and ensure cross-platform optimization for mobile phones. They ensure applications are responsive and strive to meet both technical and consumer needs.

Full-stack engineers work alongside graphic designers to create web design features and oversee projects from conception to finish. They design and develop APIs and must stay abreast of developments in web applications and programming languages. Full-stack engineers handle projects involving databases, building user-facing websites and need a degree in computer science and proficiency with front and back-end languages and familiarity with HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and other back-end language programs.

EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
4.0 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
4.0 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

Full Stack Engineer Salaries

Average Base Pay

$81,698 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
See More Insights
$61K
Median: $82K
$109K
See More Insights
Glassdoor Estimated Salary

Full Stack Engineer Career Path

Learn how to become a Full Stack Engineer, what skills and education you need to succeed, and what level of pay to expect at each step on your career path.

L2
Full Stack Engineer
$81,698/yr
L3
See Career Path

Full Stack Engineer Insights

Read what Full Stack Engineer professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
Stratus360Stratus360
Full Stack Developer
Dec. 20, 2019

“Full time employees are expected to take many Salesforce exams which requires studying on your own time.”

TrustArcTrustArc
Full Stack Developer
Sep. 30, 2020

“Pretty challenging to "climb" and be noticed if you're just starting your career.”

McFadyen DigitalMcFadyen Digital
Senior Full Stack Developer
Oct. 30, 2020

“You are encouraged to take certification and work on POCs which is a great way to learn.”

BigStepBigStep
Full Stack Developer
Sep. 7, 2021

“I am really thankful to BigStep for giving me great learning opportunities and helping me with each and every aspect.”

Asia Genomics
Full-Stack Developer
Jan. 31, 2021

“I think the only con is obvious that there is little pay raise and no aws or any bonus when I was there”

EduBriteEduBrite
Full Stack Developer
Aug. 9, 2021

“You get to work with the best people in the market and the culture is amazing plus you get to learn alot”

Quovantis TechnologiesQuovantis Technologies
Full Stack Web Developer
Feb. 16, 2021

“Salary hikes are good for entry level engineers (I don't know about others).”

Primesoft (Piscataway, NJ)Primesoft (Piscataway, NJ)
Full Stack Developer
Oct. 15, 2019

“It was a great opportunity for me to get back to my career after a break.”

See More

Full Stack Engineer Interviews

Related Careers

Software Engineer
$84,712
63% skills overlap
Software Developer
$75,628
63% skills overlap
Mobile Engineer
$82,877
38% skills overlap
Java Developer
$73,115
25% skills overlap

Full Stack Engineer jobs