How much does a Back End Developer make in the United States?

2.2k salaries reported, updated at September 18, 2021
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The average salary for a back end developer is $117,901 per year in the United States and $4,000 cash bonus per year.

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Most common benefits

  • Stock options
  • Unlimited paid time off
  • Commuter assistance
  • Food provided
  • Gym membership
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Most common benefits for Back End Developers

  • Stock options
  • Unlimited paid time off
  • Commuter assistance
  • Food provided
  • Gym membership
  • Health savings account
  • Parental leave
  • Paid sick time
  • Work from home
  • Vision insurance
  • 401(k)
  • Health insurance
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65% of Back end developers in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area

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