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Angular Developer Salary: Learning This Skill Can Prove Profitable


AngularJS is a JavaScript-based front-end web framework—described as “what HTML would have been, had it been designed for building web apps”—used primarily for single-page applications that dynamically refresh with new data.

Four years ago, the brains behind AngularJS gave it a complete rewrite and renamed it “Angular.” Now based on TypeScript, a superscript of JavaScript, Angular offers some stark differences from AngularJS, including modularity, dynamic loading, and a different expression syntax (it’s now up to version 10). It remains a popular framework for web development, so if you’re interested in becoming a web developer, it’s well worth giving Angular a look.

If you’re any kind of developer working with web applications and webpages, you’re no doubt using an entire portfolio of frameworks and tools in your work. Nobody would restrict their skills and education to just Angular; nonetheless, we can take something of a deep dive and see what kind of impact learning Angular will have on your salary.

(For the purposes of this article, we’re largely relying on Burning Glass, which collects and analyzes millions of job postings from across the country. Its database offers a variety of data-points around AngularJS and other JavaScript-related frameworks and tools, but nothing around “Angular.” As a result, we’re going to treat “AngularJS” as synonymous with “Angular” in this context; all references below are to “AngularJS,” because that’s on the datasets we pulled, but just assume this data covers both the original and rewritten versions.)

What is an AngularJS and Angular developer’s starting salary?

We’ll delve more into how Angular/AngularJS can impact salary in the chart below, but based on Burning Glass data, it seems that those just starting out with the framework can earn anywhere from $79,000 to $101,000, depending on the company they work for, the other skills required for the position, and more.

Which occupations request AngularJS and Angular skills?

Burning Glass has a nifty breakdown of the technology occupations requesting AngularJS skills within their job postings. As you can see, the need for AngularJS goes beyond the various flavors of developers; there are a number of designer and software architect roles that demand it, as well. Among web developers, requests for AngularJS are especially prevalent (as you’d expect).

Another thing to note here: Many professions that request AngularJS skills are on track to grow substantially over the next decade. That’s good news for your employment prospects if you’ve worked to develop AngularJS as a core skill in your portfolio.

What do AngularJS and Angular developers make in comparison to other popular tech positions?

According to the latest Dice Salary Report, the average annual pay for technologists at $94,000. As a developer with Angular/AngularJS experience, you can make far more than that—but a lot depends on your skills, education, and experience.

Here’s how Burning Glass breaks down AngularJS developer salary by tenure; those with more than 9+ years in specializing in the skill can earn a comfortably six-figure salary—and that’s before you consider the bonuses and stock options that certain companies offer:

The median salary for AngularJS developers who’ve earned their BA, meanwhile, is $100,000 per year. In other words, the specialization that comes with AngularJS leads to some solid compensation.

Are AngularJS and Angular developers in demand?

According to Burning Glass, projected job growth for roles with heavy Angular/AngularJS usage xsis 12.8 percent over the next 10 years. That suggests demand for developers skilled in AngularJS will continue for quite some time to come.

The post Angular Developer Salary: Learning This Skill Can Prove Profitable appeared first on Dice Insights.

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