What does a Front End Engineer do?

Front end engineers plan, design, build, and implement the user interface systems of websites, software programs, and web-based applications. Their primary goal is to provide a satisfactory user experience with no issues, errors, or downtime. They create and optimize systems, play an active role in testing and troubleshooting, and resolve issues such as those related to accessibility and browser compatibility. They often serve as an intermediary bridging the gap between the user and the backend developers, and tweak tools and platforms to adapt to real-world use situations.

Front end engineers typically have a bachelor’s degree in computer science or a related field, and a background in software development. They must be extremely proficient with the use of programming languages such as JavaScript and CSS. Experience troubleshooting compatibility and accessibility issues is helpful.

EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
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Career Opportunity
3.9 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

Front End Engineer Salaries

Average Base Pay

$5,500 /month
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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$4K
Median: $6K
$9K
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Front End Engineer Career Path

Learn how to become a Front End Engineer, what skills and education you need to succeed, and what level of pay to expect at each step on your career path.

L2
Front End Engineer
$76,000/yr
L3
Senior Front End Engineer
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L4
Lead Front End Engineer
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Front End Engineer Insights

Read what Front End Engineer professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
FloatFloat
Front End Designer
22 Dec 2021

“Very conscious about everyone's time and personal life: advocates for and provides a great work life.”

Tudo Technologoies
Frontend Developer
9 Aug 2021

“Pay scale is low that's it nothing to say anything remaining all are good so I recommend to join”

Cezanne HRCezanne HR
Front End Web Developer
2 Nov 2021

“the overall experience was extremely positive and I truly wish everyone who I worked with the best in life”

Remotify
Front End Web Developer
10 Apr 2021

“The timing of the job I am doing at is really flexible and it is 100% remote.”

CapgeminiCapgemini
Front End Developer
30 Nov 2020

“it is good company to work and learn more technical skill to manage the Servers.”

Costco WholesaleCostco Wholesale
Front End Assistant
8 Nov 2019

“I worked mostly on carts and it was independent for the most part and a good workout.”

DocPlannerDocPlanner
Frontend Developer
9 Nov 2021

“DocPlanner is a great place to learn and explore new roles and expand your skillset.”

Sophus IT SolutionsSophus IT Solutions
Front End Developer
17 Dec 2020

“Sophus provided me with a great career opportunity and were supportive in my contract position.”

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Frequently asked questions about the role and responsibilities of a front end engineer

When working as a front end engineer, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are HTML AND CSS, javascript/jquery, angular.js, Frameworks and ReactJS.

The most similar professions to front end engineer are:
  • Software Engineer
  • Software Developer
  • Java Developer
  • Full Stack Engineer

The most common qualifications to become a front end engineer is a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.