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What’s the Average JavaScript Developer Salary in 2020?

Posted Mar 12, 2020 Trends

According to Payscale, Indeed and Salary Expert, varies JavaScript developer salary in the US 2020 from $84,638 to $117,201, with the average salary being $99,846. 

In this article, we also cover the average JavaScript developer salary in the UK, Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands, as well as the JavaScript frameworks' salaries (React.js, Vue.js, Angular)  and programming trends of 2020.

The Average JavaScript Developer Salary in the US

Average JavaScript Developer Salary in the USA | Payscale

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 as of 2020.


Average JavaScript Developer Salary

Average JavaScript Programmer Salary in the USA | Indeed

According to Indeed, JavaScript Programmer Salary in the US is $117,201.


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.


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 | Indeed, February 2020

  State  Average Annual Salary 2019  Average 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 Experience  Salary in 2019  Salary 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.

JavaScript Developer Salaries in Other Countries in 2020

The US is known for being 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, for example, 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 Salaries in Other Countries 2019 vs 2020

  Country  Salary in 2019  Salary 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


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

  • Switzerland pays the highest salaries for all JavaScript frameworks: React.js developer salary here is $90K, Angular developer salary is $77K, and  Vue.js developer salary reaches $104K. 
  • In the USA, React.js developer salary reaches $81K. Angular developer salary $75K, and Vue.js developer salary $77K.
  • Interestingly, Israel takes the third place among best-paid countries for JavaScript developers specializing in React, Angular, or Vue.js frameworks. React.js developer salary here is $80K, Angular developer salary$87K, and Vue.js salary is $65K.
  • In Germany, the React.js developer salary reaches $54K per year, approximately the same as for Angular developer salary — $53K. Vue.js developers claim the highest salary in comparison to other JS frameworks — $64K.
  • In the Netherlands, the salary for React.js developers reaches $49K, for Angular developers nearly $54K. The highest are the Vue.js developer salaries — about $67K.
  Country  React.js  Angular Vue.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 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.


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.


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.


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.


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


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.


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:

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Digital Marketing Manager at Brosix


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