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What’s the Average JavaScript Developer Salary? JavaScript Job Market Trends 2019

Author Daxx Team
Posted Feb 01, 2017

This Daxx IT Staffing research contains the latest update on the average salaries of JavaScript developers in the USA, the UK, Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands as well as the JavaScript Job Market and Programming Trends of 2019.

According to Techrepublic, web development expertise is one of the 10 hottest tech skills in 2019. The recent stats from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics forecasts that by 2026, the number of positions for sofware developers will grow by 15% in comparison to the numbers from 2016. 


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


 JavaScript is the top programming language employers look for

According to the skills and salary analytics platform Gooroo, JavaScript is in the top 5 most frequently mentioned programming skills in US job postings.

  Skill  Monthly JavaScript Jobs Advertised
  C  13,682
  SQL  12,643
  Java  9,258
  Python  9,098
  JavaScript  7,307
  C#  3,349
  C++  3,348
  .NET  2,678
  PHP  1,359
  Ruby  991
  ASP.net  824

What does this mean? In short, if you’re a tech specialist with front-end development skills under your belt - you’re very unlikely to be unemployed. On the other hand, if you’re an employer looking to hire JavaScript developers, sit tight — it will probably take a while for you to find the right person for your company.

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The Average JavaScript Developer Salary in the US

According to Gooroo, JavaScript developers have some of the highest tech salaries in the US at an average of nearly $85K per year.

The Average JavaScript Salary 2019 in Comparison to Other Languages | Gooroo

  Skill  Average Salary
  Ruby  $112,887
  Java  $112,715
  Python  $111,237
  Perl  $107,618
  C++  $106,529
  JavaScript  $102,668
  C#  $102,053
  .NET  $101,634
  ASP.NET  $97,160
  PHP  $92,148
  C  $82,145


The average JavaScript developer salary 2019 in comparison to other languages | Gooroo

However, now we can see a significant decline in JavaScript Salaries in the USA from May 2019, according to Gooroo.


 JavaScript Salary Trends 2019

Of course, incomes vary from state to state. California, Washington and Virginia have the highest JavaScript developer salary expectations, as these two states can offer much as $109K per year. However, the number of job ads mentioning JavaScript over the past month varies significantly.

Other states that don’t pass the $100K mark are New York, Virginia, New Jersey, Connecticut, Maryland and a number of others. Predictably, California has the largest number of job ads.

The Average JavaScript Developer Salary by State | Gooroo, June 2019

  State  Salary  Monthly Jobs Advertised
  California  $117,914  1,014
  Washington  $110,896  385
  Virginia  $109,504  564
  New York  $108,726  522
  New Jersey  $107,762  210
  Connecticut  $106,618  72
  Maryland  $106,435  317
  Massachusetts   $104,907  274
  Georgia  $101,378  185
  Colorado  $101,260  258
  Illinois  $100,142  351

We have also looked at what Indeed’s salary calculator had to say when it comes to the average JavaScript programmer salary in the US.


According to Indeed, the national average JavaScript Salary rose to almost $111K per year. As for the state-by-state comparison, New York leads with the average JavaScript developer salary  at approximately $130K per year.

Connecticut and California are next with the average salary of $127,411 and $126,497
accordingly, while Kentucky follows close behind with $120K per year. Utah rounds out the top five, offering JavaScript engineers an annual salary of nearly $116K.


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The Average JavaScript Developer Salary by State | Indeed, June 2019

  State  Average Annual Salary
  New York  $130,414
  Connecticut  $127,411
  California  $126,497
  Kentucky  $119,585
  Utah  $115,718
  Virginia  $113,401
  Illinois   $112,809
  Massachusetts   $110,967
  Oregon  $109,632
  New Jersey  $108,974

Both Gooroo and Indeed rank California and New York among the top five the best-paying states for JavaScript developers as of 2019.

JavaScript Developer Salaries Based on Experience

Geographical location is one factor influencing a developer’s salary, and the amount of experience is another. We turned to PayScale, which, just like Indeed, collects submissions from real people to investigate how the JavaScript Developer Salary varies according to experience.

The Average Javascript Developer Salary by Years of Experience

  Years of Experience  Salary
  Less than 1 year  $62,958
  1 - 4 years  $69,970
  5 - 9 years  $87,192
  10 - 19 years  $102,730
  20 years or more  $113,292

The data shows that an average junior JavaScript developer salary is just over $60K per year. With 20+ years of experience, JavaScript developers can earn up to $113K per year.


JavaScript Developer Salaries Depending on Company Size

We used PayScale to find out whether company size has an impact on the salary of a JavaScript developer. We found, the answer is “yes, definitely.”

  Company Size  Salary
  1-9  $73,214
  10-49  $72,138
  50-199  $78,035
  200-599  $81,289
  600-1999  $84,941
  2000-4999  $85,152
  5000-19999  $89,838
  20000-49999  $88,909
  50000+  $88,749

While a company with up to nine employees can afford to pay a JavaScript engineer approximately $73K per year, a huge enterprise with more than 50,000 workers on board can offer as much as $88K to someone with JavaScript skills.


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JavaScript Developer Salaries in Other Countries

The US is known for being one of the countries that pay developers the most, but it certainly isn’t the only place where programming talent has great earning potential. In Switzerland, for example, a JavaScript developer can make almost $91K per year.

Denmark and Norway follow with nearly $54K and $72K respectively, while the average JavaScript developer salaries in the UK and Israel range between  $65K and $59K.

JavaScript engineers who live in the Netherlands, Finland, and Sweden usually demand salaries in the $48K–$52K range.

JavaScript Developer Salaries in Other Countries 2019

  Country  Salary
  The USA  $111,373
  Switzerland  $91,380
  Norway  $72,500
  The UK  $65,454
  Israel  $58,791
  Denmark  $53,891
  Sweden  $52,754
  Germany  $52,314
  Netherlands   $48,251
  Finland  $42,913

JavaScript Programming Language Statistics 2019

There are plenty of sources that name JavaScript as one of the most in-demand programming languages in 2019. Codingdojo, Businessinsider, Techworld.  ITJobsWatch ranked JavaScript as the second most in-demand programming language, a conclusion based on the number of job ads posted over the last three months. This is not a surprise,  according to the Web Technology Surveys Report JavaScript is used by 95.2% of all websites as of June 2019.

According to the 2019 StackOverflow Developer Survey Results, JavaScript has been the most commonly used programming language for seven years in a row, with 69.7 % of professional developers using JavaScript. 


This same source claims that React.js, Angular and Vue.js are the most wanted web frameworks by developers, which all belong to the JavaScript library.

Hackerrank shared its statistics regarding the frameworks that software developers want to learn in 2019. Angular and React remain on top.

Why Hire JavaScript Developers In Ukraine

According to the Programming Language Rating 2019 by DOU.ua, the largest software development community in Ukraine, JavaScript takes second place according to the percentage of developers that code with this programming language. 


Additionally, 26.9% of the developers said they would choose JavaScript as an additional language to learn and 13.9% are planning to learn JavaScript in the coming year.


According to LinkedIn, there are 51K JavaScript Software Developers in Ukraine, 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 our database with 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 
  • Get all-around support throughout each step of the development cycle

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Daxx Team

Daxx Team is a team of passionate creative writers, content marketers, designers who vigorously research internet as well as cooperate with developers and Managing Director at Daxx to provide you with the top-notch material about tech, salary trends, development team hiring and management tips as well as up-to-date information about Ukrainian IT outsourcing market.

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