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Full Stack Engineer Salary

  Annual Salary Monthly Pay Weekly Pay Hourly Wage
Top Earners $150,000 $12,500 $2,884 $72
75th Percentile $134,000 $11,166 $2,576 $64
Average $114,904 $9,575 $2,209 $55
25th Percentile $95,000 $7,916 $1,826 $46
$42,000 - $52,999
0% of jobs
$53,000 - $63,999
0% of jobs
$64,000 - $74,999
3% of jobs
$75,000 - $85,999
8% of jobs
$95,000 is the 25th percentile. Salaries below this are outliers.
$86,000 - $96,999
14% of jobs
$97,000 - $107,999
14% of jobs
The average salary is $114,904 a year
$108,000 - $118,999
14% of jobs
$119,000 - $129,999
16% of jobs
$134,000 is the 75th percentile. Salaries above this are outliers.
$130,000 - $140,999
13% of jobs
$150,000 is the 90th percentile. Salaries above this are outliers.
$141,000 - $151,999
8% of jobs
$152,000 - $163,000
4% of jobs

National Average

$42,000 $114,904/year $55/hour $163,000
Full Stack Engineer Salary Comparison by Location
United States
Chicago, IL

As of Jan 8, 2021, the average annual pay for a Full Stack Engineer in the United States is $114,904 a year.

Just in case you need a simple salary calculator, that works out to be approximately $55.24 an hour. This is the equivalent of $2,210/week or $9,575/month.

While ZipRecruiter is seeing annual salaries as high as $163,000 and as low as $42,000, the majority of Full Stack Engineer salaries currently range between $95,000 (25th percentile) to $134,000 (75th percentile) with top earners (90th percentile) making $150,000 annually across the United States. The average pay range for a Full Stack Engineer varies greatly (by as much as $39,000), which suggests there may be many opportunities for advancement and increased pay based on skill level, location and years of experience.

Based on recent job postings on ZipRecruiter, the Full Stack Engineer job market in both Chicago, IL and the surrounding area is very active. A Full Stack Engineer in your area makes on average $117,626 per year, or $2,722 (2%) more than the national average annual salary of $114,904. ranks number 1 out of 50 states nationwide for Full Stack Engineer salaries.

To estimate the most accurate annual salary range for Full Stack Engineer jobs, ZipRecruiter continuously scans its database of millions of active jobs published locally throughout America.

Find your next high paying job as a Full Stack Engineer on ZipRecruiter today.

Top 10 Highest Paying Cities for Full Stack Engineer Jobs

We’ve identified 10 cities where the typical salary for a Full Stack Engineer job is above the national average. Topping the list is San Mateo, CA, with Berkeley, CA and Daly City, CA close behind in the second and third positions. Daly City, CA beats the national average by $19,410 (16.9%), and San Mateo, CA furthers that trend with another $24,668 (21.5%) above the $114,904 average.

Significantly, San Mateo, CA has a very active Full Stack Engineer job market as there are several companies currently hiring for this type of role.

With these 10 cities having average salaries higher than the national average, the opportunities for economic advancement by changing locations as a Full Stack Engineer appears to be exceedingly fruitful.

Finally, another factor to consider is the average salary for these top ten cities varies very little at 9% between San Mateo, CA and Bellevue, WA, reinforcing the limited potential for much wage advancement. The possibility of a lower cost of living may be the best factor to use when considering location and salary for a Full Stack Engineer role.

CityAnnual SalaryMonthly PayWeekly PayHourly Wage
San Mateo, CA$139,572$11,631$2,684$67.10
Berkeley, CA$134,691$11,224$2,590$64.76
Daly City, CA$134,315$11,193$2,583$64.57
Richmond, CA$131,106$10,925$2,521$63.03
Irvine, CA$130,309$10,859$2,506$62.65
Mountain View, CA$128,571$10,714$2,473$61.81
Odessa, TX$128,276$10,690$2,467$61.67
Stamford, CT$127,663$10,639$2,455$61.38
Orange, CA$127,301$10,608$2,448$61.20
Bellevue, WA$127,301$10,608$2,448$61.20

Top 5 Best Paying Related Full Stack Engineer Jobs in the U.S.

We found at least five jobs related to the Full Stack Engineer job category that pay more per year than a typical Full Stack Engineer salary. Top examples of these roles include: Full Stack Developer Python, Full Stack Python Developer, and Full Stack JAVA Engineer.

Importantly, all of these jobs are paid between $9,656 (8.4%) and $22,776 (19.8%) more than the average Full Stack Engineer salary of $114,904. If you’re qualified, getting hired for one of these related Full Stack Engineer jobs may help you make more money than that of the average Full Stack Engineer position.

Job TitleAnnual SalaryMonthly PayWeekly PayHourly Wage
Full Stack Developer Python$137,680$11,473$2,648$66.19
Full Stack Python Developer$128,150$10,679$2,464$61.61
Full Stack JAVA Engineer$126,564$10,547$2,434$60.85
Full Stack Architect$124,936$10,411$2,403$60.07
Lead Full Stack Developer$124,560$10,380$2,395$59.88
About Our Data
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Data used to develop this report includes ADP data. ADP is an exclusive provider of employee payroll data for ZipRecruiter.

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