What does an UI Developer do?

Front end engineers plan, design, build, and implement the user interface systems of websites, software programs, and web-based applications. Their primary goal is to provide a satisfactory user experience with no issues, errors, or downtime. They create and optimize systems, play an active role in testing and troubleshooting, and resolve issues such as those related to accessibility and browser compatibility. They often serve as an intermediary bridging the gap between the user and the backend developers, and tweak tools and platforms to adapt to real-world use situations.

Front end engineers typically have a bachelor’s degree in computer science or a related field, and a background in software development. They must be extremely proficient with the use of programming languages such as JavaScript and CSS. Experience troubleshooting compatibility and accessibility issues is helpful.

EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.9 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.9 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

UI Developer Salaries

Average Base Pay

$93,721 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Median: $94K
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UI Developer Career Path

Learn how to become an UI Developer, what skills and education you need to succeed, and what level of pay to expect at each step on your career path.

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UI Developer Insights

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Front End Designer
Dec 22, 2021

“Very conscious about everyone's time and personal life: advocates for and provides a great work life.”

Tudo Technologoies
Frontend Developer
Aug 9, 2021

“Pay scale is low that's it nothing to say anything remaining all are good so I recommend to join”

Cezanne HRCezanne HR
Front End Web Developer
Nov 2, 2021

“the overall experience was extremely positive and I truly wish everyone who I worked with the best in life”

Front End Web Developer
Apr 10, 2021

“The timing of the job I am doing at is really flexible and it is 100% remote.”

Front End Developer
Nov 30, 2020

“it is good company to work and learn more technical skill to manage the Servers.”

Costco WholesaleCostco Wholesale
Front End Assistant
Nov 8, 2019

“I worked mostly on carts and it was independent for the most part and a good workout.”

Frontend Developer
Nov 9, 2021

“DocPlanner is a great place to learn and explore new roles and expand your skillset.”

Sophus IT SolutionsSophus IT Solutions
Front End Developer
Dec 17, 2020

“Sophus provided me with a great career opportunity and were supportive in my contract position.”

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Frequently asked questions about the roles and responsibilities of an ui developer

When working as an ui developer, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are HTML AND CSS, javascript/jquery, angular.js, Frameworks, and ReactJS.

The most similar professions to ui developer are:
  • Software Engineer
  • Software Developer
  • Java Developer
  • Full Stack Engineer

The most common qualifications to become an ui developer include a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 years of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.