Front-End Web Salaries and Rates in 2024

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Median Salary Expectations:

How statistics are calculated

We count how many offers each candidate received and for what salary. For example, if a Front-End Web with a salary of $4,500 received 10 offers, then we would count him 10 times. If there were no offers, then he would not get into the statistics either.

The graph column is the total number of offers. This is not the number of vacancies, but an indicator of the level of demand. The more offers there are, the more companies try to hire such a specialist. 5k+ includes candidates with salaries >= $5,000 and < $5,500.

Median Salary Expectation – the weighted average of the market offer in the selected specialization, that is, the most frequent job offers for the selected specialization received by candidates. We do not count accepted or rejected offers.

Front-End Web

What is Front-end development?

Front-end development requires you to develop an interface of your website that will attract your clients and convince them to visit your website. The front-end developer makes sure that text, menu and icons work in conjunction, form an understandable website and the client can easily navigate it.

For example, suppose you have been looking into booking a flight online. On a travel website, you’d enter your trip’s information before pressing a ‘Search’ button, and then a list of matching flights would appear.

Only the front-end interaction (and user interface) is visible to a user, whereas the back end takes place in the machine (sometimes dubbed as the computer backside): Ask for travel information, set it up – such as a start, end and stop point – Enter address details if needed Click on ‘Search’ button – after which one sees a spinner, possibly with a progress bar, or some other indication of working/loading on the front end.

With the back-end processing behind the scenes … the back-end accesses multiple airline databases to check flight availability, look up fares, confirm seat availability, processes users’ requests, filters results and sorts the data to display a list of available flights.

This illustrates how the front and back stages collaborate with each other to provide users with an enjoyable experience. With the front stage, it focuses on what users will see and hear, along with their input, and the back stage does all the work on retrieving and rearranging the data to serve the needs of the users.

Skills like front-end and back-end development are separate, but you can’t do one without doing the other. You can’t have a front-end without a back-end and you can’t have a back-end without a front-end. Would u like to learn front-end?

Key differences between front and back-end development

  • Back-end development
    It is what is known as ‘back-end development’, that is to say, the part of the code one cannot see. You don’t see the lines/instructions that the developer wrote for the Website to function. You don’t see the integrations, the set-up of the site, etc.
    The back end of a website or web application handles the storage and processing of data as well as logic and functionality that is not visible to the user.
  • Front-end development
    This involves the creation of the parts of a site that a user sees and interacts with. The goal of front end development is providing a smooth experience for a user’s journey through the website or app. Front end development is related to the fields of user experience and user interaction design. A front-end developer’s goals are to make the site an easy and pleasant experience for the user across devices, and visually appealing.

What does a front-end developer do?

A front-end developer writes websites or apps using the requisite languages that web browsers can understand. Anything you see when using a website, from the navigation bar on the top to the paragraphs of writing, was written by a front-end developer.

Usually, front-end developers are needed to perform the following roles:

  • Develop new user-facing features
  • Ensure the technical feasibility of UI/UX designs
  • Optimize applications and websites for maximum speed and scalability
  • Assure that all user input is validated before submitting to the back-end
  • Collaborate with the UI/UX designer, backend developer, and other team members and stakeholders
  • Incorporating applications, graphics, audio, and video clips into client websites
  • Fixing bugs and testing for usability

A front-end developer uses coding to marry technology and design together in a way that makes it easy – and visually attractive – for users to use a site or an app without a lot of confusion.

Why is front-end development important?

Great. So now we know what a front-end designer/developer is. But really, why is he so necessary? Why is this role so central to a site or app?

Leaves a lasting impression

There is no doubt about it. A well-thought out website will keep a user on the site longer while a messed up designed website will work against itself and have a user leave. If a user has a difficult time performing basic actions and navigation on a website, he will not hesitate to move on to the next site. Human attention span is smaller each day than what it was the day before and anyone who doesnt manage to capture the attention of others in that small period of time will be bested by their competitors.

Faster web pages

When it comes to interacting with the internet, where everything is instant, speed is hugely important. Websites need to respond quickly and if they aren’t, more people leave. By ensuring that your website is fast to load on any device with good front‑end development, your users are happier and your site might see an increase in your search engine ranking. Speed really matters to the search engines.

It makes navigation easier

You have nothing to worry about because a website that is user-centred will avoid posing navigation challenges. The front-end developer will code the front interface in such a way that leads the target audience into their next step. Buyers want it that way. Don’t believe me. Read the report from Adobe:

  • 65% of users think it’s essential for content to display nicely on their devices.
  • 49% want more personalized experiences.
  • 54% of people care about pages looking good. And,
  • 64% want to interact with pages that hold their attention.

It aligns with the brand of a business

The front end can influence a business through resembling its brand. The brand of a business will typically consist of its colours, fonts, the tone of its language, and so on. When the front-end design matches with its branding, it will make the business appear more distinctive than others.

It can improve conversion rates

Front-end helps you to improve your website in search engines. For instance, a good web development can improve your position in search engine page because it make it easy for google to know the website and also know what actually you are talking about. Something that is easy to understand will make google to start listing your site directly on the 1st page due to the relevance. When more people get to see your website on top, more people visit the website, and when used properly, it leads to probably the highest conversion.

Languages used in front-end development

Front-end developers use some languages to implement the functions on the client side: These are:

  • HTML (hypertext markup language): A language that allows you to take notes in documents, which aren’t just text documents.
  • CSS (cascading style sheets): the language you use to decorate the pages you create with HTML and tell them how they should look
  • JavaScript: A programming language that tells the page what to do.
  • AJAX (a mash-up of JavaScript and XML): a language that enables you to refresh only parts of the screen (for example, the news ticker at the bottom) while leaving the rest of the page (for example, the rest of the newspaper) intact.


Aside from location, front end developers are also paid based on seniority level.

Difference between front-end development and web design

Contrary to popular belief, front-end development is not the same thing as web design. Front-end development is about making the parts of a web application that can be seen and interacted with by the end user work. While it doesn’t concern itself with how something looks, that’s the job of a web designer or a UI designer.

A designer only gets to decide what something should look like, which layout should be present and where the buttons and other user facing elements should go. Front end developers, on the other hand, take these designs and figure out how to make a functioning site in the languages we discussed that follows a specific design. In reality, web designers are in charge of what something looks like and feels like, whereas with front-end developers, we can use these designs on our own and turn them into something live and interactable.

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