Thursday, Apr 17 2014

Front End Developer Salaries in San Jose

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After the last few years, it’s really not necessary to discuss how the explosion of the Internet has created a massive amount of tech jobs. What they’re paying, however, is certainly worth discussing.

We’ve collected a few statistics from different sources (namely, and Indeed) and put together some numbers for web development jobs, so you can see where they stand.

When examining a salary, finding a base of reference is necessary. In this case, $89,300 is the average of a Front End Developer in Silicon Valley according to Indeed places this at $88,000, so we know that there is enough evidence to support this number within about 1.5%. This generally encompasses between 1-5 years of experience. The National Average is $73,900 – a substantial drop in comparison.

In contrast, the top quadrant of front end developers brings in around $101,100 in the Silicon Valley area, with the same amount of experience. Compared to the national average ‘s top 25% of $83,600, this is a 20% increase for working in Silicon Valley. Even in the bottom quartile, the national average is $64,100, compared to Silicon Valley’s lucrative $77,600. While the change isn’t as noticeable here in raw numbers, it still maintains a 20% competitive edge.

After a few years of experience (generally 5-10), an IT professional qualifies as a senior role. This brings a considerable pay raise: $105,000/year on average is the new Silicon Valley based employee salary. Compare this to the national average - $86,900. (We can’t help but point out that the average Silicon Valley Front End Developer makes as much as a Senior Front End Developer elsewhere).

Even at the higher Sr. quadrant, where the national average is $97,200, Silicon Valley trumps their gross at $117,500.

At the end of the day, numbers cannot lie (as those frustrating errors demonstrate so frequently).  Front End Development pays and it pays well.

At The Armada Group, we recruit the most talented developers for the fastest growing and most innovative companies in the world. If you are interested in front end developer jobs in San Jose, contact our team today.