Joe Jonasย inย ย 
Full-Stack Software Engineerย 2 years ago

Frontend Engineer career growth and compensation range.

Im 4 years into frontend (mainly Web and some Mobile with React-Native) engineering and am pretty good at it. Im worried a bit about my compensation and career growth as I grow older in this frontend domain.

Should I switch to backend engineering to make big money/big titles at big companies or would Frontend/Web/Mobile be sufficient for that?

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sombreroSoftware Engineerย 2 years ago
Frontend is easily paying as much as backend nowadays, but that said it is a lot of work. Frameworks are always changing and you have to stay on top of the latest.

Also check out: https://www.levels.fyi/comp.html?track=Software%20Engineer&search=Frontend&yoestart=4&yoeend=5
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tombanjoSoftware Engineering Managerย 2 years ago
there's a cap, or plateau maybe on what you might get as a front end engineer without going on a management track, rounding out as fullstack, or showing truly exceptional design skills and implementation velocity. granted the compensation is still higher than most industries, designers and React/Angular/web developers just aren't in as high demand as the backend engineers that make the front end roles possible.

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