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What’s the Average JavaScript Developer Salary in 2020?

Posted Mar 12, 2020 Trends

According to Payscale, the average salary for Javascript developers is $84,638 per year or $35.98 per hour. Indeed calculated the JavaScript salary standing at $117,201 a year or $50.63 per hour. The average JavaScript salary, according to Salary Expert, is $97,710 per year.

In Germany, JavaScript developer salary reaches $52,904 per year, when in the Netherlands it is a bit lower - $51,485. The salary of a Swiss JavaScript developer is $90,999. In the UK, the salary will be $66,948 per year. 

Learn about JavaScript frameworks' salaries (React.js, Vue.js, Angular) and programming trends of 2020.


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The Average JavaScript Developer Salary in the US 2020

Average JavaScript Developer Salary in the USA | Payscale

If you're looking to hire JavaScript developers, JavaScript online test is one of the best ways to find the right JavaScript developer. However, before testing JavaScript programmers, it's crucial to find out how high is the average salary of a JavaScript developer in the USA? According to Payscale, the average Javascript developer salary in the USA is $84,638 per year or $35.98 per hour. Javascript developers with 1-4 years of experience are paid $83K, while the salary for Javascript developers in the US having 5-9 years of experience grows to $93K per year.

JavaScript Developer Salary in the US

Average JS SalaryJunior JS SalarySenior JS Salary
$85K$83K$93K
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Average JavaScript Developer Salary

Average JavaScript Programmer Salary in the USA | Indeed

According to Indeed, JavaScript Programmer Salary in the US is $117,201 per year or $50.63 per hour. Junior JavaScript Programmer Salary in the US is $61,300 per year.

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Average JavaScript Programmer Salary

Average JavaScript Developer Salary in the USA | Salary Expert

The average JavaScript salary in the USA according to Salary Expert is $97,710 per year.

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Average JavaScript Developer Salary

As per our research, California, New York, and Oregon are the best-paying states for JavaScript developers in 2020.

  • California leads with the average JavaScript developer salary at approximately $143K per year.
  • New York and Oregon come next with the average Javascript salary of $138K, while Illinois follows with $121K per year. 
  • Kentucky rounds out the top five, offering JavaScript developers an annual salary of nearly $119K.

The Average JavaScript Developer Salary by State

StateAverage Annual Salary 2019Average Annual Salary 2020
New York$130,414$138,463
Connecticut$127,411$109,357
California$126,497$142,547
Kentucky$119,585$119,585
Utah$115,718$109,109
Virginia$113,401 $107,561
Illinois$112,809$121,053
Oregon$109,632$138,358
New Jersey$108,974$105,095

JavaScript Developer Salaries By Experience In the US

We turned to PayScale, which also collects submissions from real people to investigate how the JavaScript Programmer Salary varies according to experience.

The Average Javascript Developer Salary by Years of Experience

Years of ExperienceSalary in 2019Salary in 2020
Less than 1 year$62,958$75,424
1 - 4 years$69,970$82,096
5 - 9 years$87,192$92,529
10 - 19 years$102,730$100,851
20 years or more$113,292$107,912

An average junior JavaScript developer salary in the USA is nearly $75K per year. With 20+ years of experience, JavaScript developers can earn up to $107K per year. 

Yet, you can cut your development costs if you decide to hire offshore developers.

Offshore Developer Rates Guide

Get outsourcing rates in Eastern Europe, Asia, Latin America, Africa as well as tips on how to choose the country for offshore development.

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JavaScript Developer Salaries By Country in 2020

The US is one of the countries that pay developers the highest salaries, but it certainly isn’t the only place where programming talent has great earning potential.

In Switzerland, a JavaScript developer can make almost $91K per year. Denmark and the UK follow with nearly $64K and $67K respectively, while the average JavaScript developer salary in Norway and Israel ranges between $63K and $58K. JavaScript salaries in the Netherlands, Finland, Sweden, and Germany range  $43K–$53K.

JavaScript Developer Salary By Country 2019 vs 2020

CountrySalary in 2019Salary in 2020
Switzerland$91,380$90,999
Norway$72,500$62,969
The UK$65,454$66,948
Israel$58,791$58,164
Denmark$53,891$63,749
Sweden$52,754$43,574
Germany$52,314$52,904
Netherlands$48,251$51,485
Finland$42,913$45,728

The recent stats from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics forecasts that by 2026 the number of web development positions will grow by 15% in comparison to the numbers from 2016. 

Alongside user interface expertise, front-end web developers are usually expected to have solid expertise in HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Developers specializing in the latter are especially hard to find

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React.js vs Angular vs Vue.js Developer Salary in the World | 2020

  • Most React.js developer salaries in the world range from $90,007 to $45,189.
  • Most Angular developer salaries in the world range from $87,246 to $52,629.
  • Most Vue.js developer salaries in the world range from $104,409 to $46,800.

According to Payscale, Angular developer salary in the USA reaches $75,687 per year or $45.00 per hour. React.js developer salary in the USA stands at  $80,839 - higher than for Angular developers. According to Glassdoor, the average Vue.js developer salary in the US is $76,526. 

React.js developer salary in Switzerland is $90,007 on average, while the average pay for Angular developers stands at $77,351 per year. The highest salary is for Vue.js software developers - $104,409 per year on average (Glassdoor).

Israel takes third place among best-paid countries for JavaScript developers specializing in React, Angular, or Vue.js frameworks. React.js developer salary in Israel is $80,267, with Angular developer salary being $7K higher — $87,246. Vue.js salary in Israel falls to $65K, according to Glassdoor.

In Germany, the React.js developer salary reaches $53,864 per year. Angular developers in Germany are paid $52,926 per year. Vue.js developer salary in Germany is the highest in comparison to other JS frameworks and reaches $63,982.

In the Netherlands, the average pay for React.js developers reaches $49,335, and for Angular developers nearly $52,629. The highest is the Vue.js developer salary — about $66,502, according to Glassdoor.

React.js, Angular, and Vue.js Salary by Country

CountryReact.jsAngularVue.js
The USA$80,839$75,687$76,526 (glassdoor)
Switzerland$90,007$77,351$104,409 (glassdoor)
The UK$40,239$39,293$48,771 (glassdoor)
Israel$80,267$87,246$65,187 (glassdoor)
Denmark$64,156$53,701$63,706 (glassdoor)
Sweden$45,473$45,013$55,505 (glassdoor)
Germany$53,864$52,926$63,982 (glassdoor)
Netherlands $49,335$53,841$66,502 (glassdoor)
Finland$45,189$52,629$46,800 (glassdoor)

Perhaps, the higher salary for Vue.js developers is explained by the fact it is a rare framework.

Will JavaScript Stay Popular in 2020?

We analyzed dozens of resources to conclude —JavaScript will definitely stay popular and in-demand throughout 2020.

Infoworld, Dice, CNBC named JavaScript as one of the easiest to learn and most in-demand programming languages of 2020. According to the Web Technology Surveys Report, JavaScript was used to develop 95.2% of all websites as of February 2020.

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According to HackerRank Developer Skills Report 2020, JavaScript is the most widely known language. Moreover, it is the most popular language hiring managers look for in candidates globally.

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Yet, JavaScript outlook varies by country with each one having their own combination of favorite frameworks. For example, React is extremely popular in Australia, Angular is the most loved in India, while in France, the majority of the developers are using Vue.js.

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Source: Freecodecamp

2020: JavaScript Frameworks' Popularity 

1. React.js

React.js framework was created by Facebook and immediately gained popularity. It is used to develop the dynamic and advanced UI of the web pages with high inbound traffic. It utilizes a virtual DOM, and hence, makes the integration with any application more straightforward.

Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, Khan Academy, Codecademy, Dropbox, Atlassian, Airbnb, and many other tech giants use React.js for web development.

React is the most disruptive front-end framework today that significantly influences other JavaScript-based front-end frameworks heavily.

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Source: https://www.npmtrends.com/angular-vs-react-vs-vue

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Source: 2019.stateofjs.com

2. Angular

A powerful, efficient, and open-source JavaScript framework. Google operates this framework to implement the development of a Single Page Application (SPA). It extends the HTML code into the application and interprets the attributes to perform data binding.

Instead of using Virtual Dom, Angular uses Dirty checks for synchronizing the Model and View. Angular utilizes the Reactive JavaScript platform RxJS from the ground up and has excellent support for Functional Reactive Programming.

Angular is the most secure JavaScript framework. With DOM sanitization, it eliminates the Cross-Site Scripting attack. (Source)

YouTube, Microsoft, Cisco, Udemy, Paypal, Google, Apple, and Amazon implement Angular or AngularJS in their projects. (Source)

3. Vue.js

Vue.js is a progressive JavaScript library created in 2014 by Evan You. Its major aim is to make UI development more organized. Vue.js has excellent documentation with minimal barriers to entry, which ensures faster loading time.

Facebook, Adobe, Xiaomi, WizzAir, Alibaba, Grammarly, GitLab, Behance, Nintendo, and Livestorm are among the most popular companies using Vue.js. 

Vue.js has been actively gaining popularity among developers.

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Source: Star-history

Why Hire JavaScript Developers In Ukraine

The average monthly salary of a JavaScript developer in Ukraine ranges from $1400 (for junior developers) to $3300 (for senior JavaScript developers), which is considerably lower than in Germany, the UK, and the Netherlands.

According to the LinkedIn-based research, Ukraine has about 3K senior JavaScript developers, 3K middle JavaScript engineers, and more than 2K junior JavaScript specialists, meaning you have plenty of opportunities to hire a JavaScript developer that will best fit your project.

By hiring JavaScript Developers with Daxx, you:

  • Get access to 185,000 tech specialists
  • Manage your team directly, while we take care of recruitment, HRM, payroll services, office infrastructure, etc. 
  • Schedule as many interviews as you need, to find the perfect fit for your team. No upfront fees. 
  • Get all-round support throughout each step of the development cycle

Learn about opportunities to hire JavaScript developers with Daxx

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