JavaScript Developer Salaries


Unlocking the Earnings Potential: The Must-Read Salary Guide for Every JavaScript Developer!

The average annual salary for a JavaScript Developer in the United States stands at $116,751. Most JavaScript Developers earn between $94,000, which represents the 25th percentile, and $140,000, marking the 75th percentile, highlighting a significant wage range across the nation.

How Much Do JavaScript Developers Really Earn on Average?

For JavaScript Developers, salary estimates differ across job platforms. ZipRecruiter and tend to offer higher estimates for junior-level positions, while Indeed and Glassdoor provide more conservative figures. For mid-level developers, the differences across platforms are narrower, but seems to be on the lower end. When it comes to senior developer roles, Indeed leads with the highest figures, closely followed by, whereas provides notably lower estimates in comparison to other platforms.

A Country Wise Breakdown of JavaScript Developer Annual Salaries

CountryJunior DeveloperMid-Level DeveloperSenior Developer
United States$94,000$116,751$140,000
United Kingdom$60,000$85,000$110,000
South Africa$23,000$58,000$89,000

JavaScript developers in the United States command the highest salaries across all experience levels when compared to the other countries listed. Australia and the United Kingdom follow closely, especially for mid-level and senior positions. Eastern European countries, such as Poland and Ukraine, offer competitive wages, with Poland being slightly higher. 

Latin American countries, like Brazil, Colombia, and Mexico, along with South Africa, exhibit a broad range for developer salaries, with Brazil and South Africa leaning towards the higher end for senior roles. Asian countries, specifically India and China, tend to have lower salary ranges, with India being the most conservative. Kenya, on the other hand, presents the lowest figures across the board.

Which JavaScript Framework Offers the Best Salary Potential?

JavaScript FrameworkAverage Annual Salary (USD)
AngularJS$104,500 - $133,500
ReactJS$106,000 - $157,000
Vue.js$120,000 - $149,000
Node.js$108,500 - $153,000
Next.js$108,000 - $146,000
Express.js$99,088 - $146,735
Ember.js$96,000 - $142,000
Svelte$79,500 - $127,000
Meteor$76,000 - $125,000
Gatsby$107,000 - $140,000

Developers specializing in ReactJS tend to have the potential for the highest salaries among the listed JavaScript frameworks, followed closely by those proficient in Node.js. Vue.js and Next.js also offer competitive salary ranges. Frameworks like AngularJS and Express.js fall somewhere in the middle, with Ember.js and Gatsby close behind. Developers specializing in Svelte and Meteor typically have lower average salaries in comparison to the other frameworks, with Svelte being slightly higher than Meteor.

How Developer Salaries Compare Across Leading Programming Languages

Programming LanguageAverage Annual Salary (USD)
Python$97,500 - $139,000
Java$99,000 - $131,000
PHP$91,500 - $120,500
C#$76,500 - $122,500
Swift$105,500 - $143,000
Golang$104,000 - $147,000
HTML/CSS$122,500 - $127,500
TypeScript$110,000 - $133,700
Kotlin$105,000 - $142,000

Python, Swift, Golang, JavaScript, and Kotlin developers generally have the potential to earn higher salaries compared to developers specializing in other languages, with Swift and Kotlin having slightly similar ranges. Java and TypeScript salaries are also competitive, closely following the leaders. 

PHP and C# developers tend to have slightly lower average salaries, with PHP being on the lower end of this group. C# offers a broad range, starting from one of the lower averages but reaching salaries competitive with the higher-earning languages. Notably, HTML/CSS has a narrower salary range compared to other programming languages.

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