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Earlier this year, AngularJS, an open-source JavaScript-based framework for single-page applications, hit end-of-life (EOL) status. For anyone who’s used AngularJS, there’s been a lot of pressure to migrate fully to Angular, its successor framework.

That’s not to say AngularJS will vaporize entirely. For those curious, the source code is still available on a key GitHub repo, and vendors such as XLTS.dev will continue third-party support, according to InfoWorld. But if you’re going to devote the time and resources, you’re likely better served focusing on Angular, which is a TypeScript-based rewrite of AngularJS with some key differences, such as modularity and a hierarchy of components.

If you’re a web developer who builds applications and webpages, it’s good to know Angular (which is up to version 14). But how much will that knowledge impact your salary? Let’s look at what Angular developers can earn.

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

If you’re a longtime reader of Dice Insights (and if not, welcome!), you know we rely heavily on Lightcast (formerly Emsi Burning Glass), which collects and analyzes millions of job postings from across the country. The Lightcast database breaks down job-related data for AngularJS and other JavaScript-related frameworks and tools, but hasn’t yet surfaced anything for “Angular.” Because of that, we’re going to treat “AngularJS” as synonymous with “Angular” in this context, assuming that any company looking for technology professionals skilled in AngularJS will also want folks who know Angular.  

With all of that firmly in mind, the median salary for Angular developers with between zero to two years of experience is $87,000. That rises to $111,000 with more than nine years of experience.

Job postings requesting AngularJS/Angular skills also want candidates to know JavaScript, Java, SQL, Git, Python, and the principles of software engineering and development. Mastering as many of these skills as possible can boost your chances of landing a developer job—and scoring your maximum possible compensation.

What is the average AngularJS and Angular salary?

According to Glassdoor, which crowdsources salary data from a number of sources, Angular developers make an average of $99,132 per year, including $87,641 in base pay and $11,490 in additional pay (such as bonuses and profit-sharing). Those numbers roughly align with what we see via Lightcast.  

Which occupations request AngularJS and Angular skills?

According to Lightcast, a significant percentage of UI/UX developers, backend developers/engineers, and front-end developers are expected to know AngularJS (and will have to make the transition to Angular, if they haven’t already). The percentage of software developer/engineer jobs requesting AngularJS/Angular is somewhat lower, but it’s definitely a good set of frameworks to know in certain circumstances:

All of these roles are on great trajectories for growth over the next decade, so keeping up-to-date on your Angular knowledge could help you develop your long-term career.

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

According to the most recent Dice Salary Report, the average technologist makes $104,566. Web developers, meanwhile, pull down an average of $98,912 per year (up 21 percent between 2020 and 2021). AngularJS and Angular developer salaries fall right into that range, provided the developers in question have at least a few years of experience.

Who are the top employers of AngularJS and Angular developers?

Lightcast’s data suggests the top employers of AngularJS and Angular talent are in finance, consulting and defense. Some of the biggest brands hunting for technology professionals with these skills include Capital One, Deloitte, PricewaterhouseCoopers, General Dynamics, and KPMG.

Tech companies such as Dell and Amazon have also posted AngularJS/Angular jobs over the past 12 months. Lots of smaller employers may also need technology professionals skilled in these technologies.

Are AngularJS and Angular developers in demand?  

Lightcast estimates that organizations posted 158,030 jobs over the past 12 months that mentioned AngularJS or Angular. It also predicts that growth for the framework(s) will hit 5.1 percent over the next two years. If Google (which launched the frameworks) and third-party developers continue to iterate and evolve Angular, there’s no reason to assume its usage will decline—which means there’ll be continued need for developers skilled in it.