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Google Front End Engineer Salary

Getting a job as a Google Front-End Engineer may not be the easiest thing to do, but solid fundamentals and directed practice can boost your chances. Software developers targeting software engineering roles at Google need robust tech interview prep to have a real shot at clearing Google’s coding interviews.

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This article focuses on the salaries of Google front-end engineers — the average salary, salaries at different locations, and other perks that come with working at Google. Here’s what we’ll cover:

  • What Does a Front-End Engineer Do at Companies Like Google?
  • Average Google Front-End Engineer Salary Compensation Package
  • Google Front-end Engineer Salaries by Level
  • Other Benefits of Working at Google 
  • Google vs. Other Technology Companies Front-End Engineer Salary 
  • Front-End Engineer Salaries by Location
  • FAQs on Front-End Engineers 

What Does a Front-End Engineer Do at Companies Like Google?

A Front-End Software Engineer at Google works with a team of Software Developers to design and build websites and applications. Expectations and responsibilities associated with the role often include:

  • Analyzing design requirements
  • Creating project plans
  • Working across teams and being a great team player
  • Documenting code
  • Programming in multiple languages with a knowledge of data structures and algorithms
  • Being skilled at HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and knowledge of web libraries and frameworks like AngularJS, Polymer, Closure, or Backbone
  • Debugging websites 
  • Suggesting technical solutions to boost scalability, maintainability, and efficiency
  • Helping ensure all hardware and software works properly
  • Handling stress well and Managing complex project details

Average Google Front-End Engineer Salary Compensation Package

The average Google Front-End Developer salary is $156,806 per year, around $49,000 more than the US average for Front-End Engineers. 

A Front-End Software Engineer’s salary at Google can range from $80,746 to $430,000.

Google Front-End Engineer Salary Components

A Google Front-End Engineer’s salary components include the basic salary, bonuses, and stock options that increase significantly with levels.

  1. Base compensation: The average base salary is $121,898, which makes up a significant portion of the overall compensation. 
  2. Bonuses: The average bonus given to a Front-End Engineer is $34,908.
  3. Stock:  The stock option may vary significantly, from no stock option to over 100,000$ in stocks. 

Google Front-end Engineer Salaries by Level

At higher levels, the salary of a Front-End Engineer increases, as you can see below. There is a significant increase in stock options as well. Here is what Software Engineer salaries look like at different levels at Google:

Google Front-End Engineer Stock Options

While the range of stock options offered varies greatly, on average, here’s what stock options look like at different levels for Google Software Engineers:

Benefits of Working at Google 

Clearing Google tech interviews is a testament to your skillset and brainpower. Work experience at Google will stay a lifetime on your resume and will serve your future well. Plus, you get:

  • The opportunity to work with the brightest minds
  • A chance to work at the frontier of innovation, every day
  • A great place to learn
  • A productive culture and environment

In addition to these inherent benefits, you also get some additional perks that Google offers to its employees:

Home, Financial, and Other Benefits:

  • Most Software Engineers get medical insurance that includes Dental and Vision insurance. 
  • Google also provides generous parental leave policies, retirement savings plans, and unlimited sick time. 

Travel Benefits:

  • Google employees and their accompanying families are covered for international personal travel 365 days a year. 
  • Employees are also offered transportation, transport allowance, or commuter benefits in select locations.

Front-End Engineer Salaries by Location

Salaries also vary based on location due to higher costs of living and other such factors. Here are some Software Engineer compensation ranges by location to give you an idea of which locations are the highest-paying for front-end engineers:

Places with a higher cost of living, like San Francisco, New York, Seattle, will tend to have higher average salaries than, say, Boston or Chicago.

Front-End Engineer Salary: Google vs. Other Technology Companies

Here, we’ve listed the salaries of front-end engineers at other top tech companies. You’ll see that while Google is on par with most other companies, Facebook, Target, and Walmart have much higher compensations for front-end engineers compared to Google. 

FAQs on Front-End Engineers 

Q. Why Are Front-End/Backend Engineer Salaries So High?

In companies like Google, a customer’s experience depends on how well the front-end engineer has designed and implemented the product or service. How accessible and convenient things are for the consumers depends significantly on how efficiently the back-end engineers have solved the problem. The salaries front-end/back-end engineers get are in line with the value they create for the company.

Q. What is the difference between a Front-End and a Back-End Developer?

While both need a background in programming and involve problem-solving and analysis, here are some differences between a front-end and a back-end engineer:

Q. How to crack a Front-End Engineer Interview at Google?

  • Get some experience and develop your skills in HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.
  • Have a strong knowledge of data structures and algorithms. 
  • Learn more about Google’s values and see how your experiences align with them.
  • Lastly, whether you’re applying for the role of a Software Engineer, Engineering Manager, or Tech Lead, we at Interview Kickstart have got you covered.

At IK, you get the unique opportunity to learn from expert instructors who are hiring managers and tech leads at Google, Facebook, Apple, and other top Silicon Valley tech companies.

That’s not all. We have a first-of-its-kind interview prep course tailored specifically for Front-End Engineers! 

Click here to learn more about the Front-End Engineering Interview Masterclass.

Last updated on: 
August 10, 2021

Vartika Rai

Product Manager at Interview Kickstart | Ex-Microsoft | IIIT Hyderabad | ML/Data Science Enthusiast. Working with industry experts to help working professionals successfully prepare and ace interviews at FAANG+ and top tech companies

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