I’ve been working my way through my front end course and was lucky enough to get a front end developer contract that lasted 4 months. There, I was on $300 a day which was a great rate considering I still feel very much like a junior.
Now, I am keen to get back out there and have been applying for jobs but the biggest question I get is:
“What are your salary expectations?”
I have seen jobs for front end devs ranging from $60,000 - $100,00 which is wildy vast. I know it depends on experience, but a lot of companies don’t really know how to “price” a developer, which makes it hard for me to say a good figure. To be honest, I would be happy with ANY amount, purely because I love working as a web developer
But if I say that I would work for any amount, then some companies find it odd and have said that I might not be good enough. Other jobs I have said a high -ish figure and they have said I’m too expensive!!
Does anyone have any good tips, advice on salaries, or ways to combat this question?