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Back end developer salary in Chicago, IL

How much does a Back End Developer make in Chicago, IL?

Average base salary

as national average
Average $155,798
Low $106,999
High $226,854
Non-cash benefit
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The average salary for a back end developer is $155,798 per year in Chicago, IL. 142 salaries reported, updated at September 27, 2023

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Top companies for Back End Developers in Chicago, IL

  1. eBay
    2,411 reviews151 salaries reported
    $159,883per year
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Highest paying cities for Back End Developers near Chicago, IL

  1. Cicero, IL
    $174,535 per year
    42 salaries reported
  2. Evanston, IL
    $172,750 per year
    45 salaries reported
  3. Lakeview, IL
    $172,593 per year
    39 salaries reported
  1. Moline, IL
    $166,339 per year
    8 salaries reported
  2. Milan, IL
    $159,873 per year
    5 salaries reported
  3. Chicago, IL
    $155,798 per year
    142 salaries reported
  1. Schaumburg, IL
    $133,987 per year
    6 salaries reported
  2. Riverwoods, IL
    $132,223 per year
    7 salaries reported
  3. Naperville, IL
    $117,382 per year
    7 salaries reported
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Where can a Back End Developer earn more?

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Best-paid skills and qualifications for Back End Developers

Top skills
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Computer Science Degree

More critical skills and qualifications that pay well

Top SkillsSalaryJob openingsCompanies
12 jobs13
13 jobs16
280 jobs501
191 jobs281
720 jobs1,349
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Most common benefits for Back End Developers

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Commuter assistance
  • Continuing education credits
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flexible spending account
  • Gym membership
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid sick time
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Professional development assistance
  • Referral program
  • Retirement plan
  • Stock options
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Unlimited paid time off
  • Vision insurance
  • Work from home
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Salary satisfaction

Based on 106 ratings

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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How much do similar professions get paid in Chicago, IL?

Full Stack Developer

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Average $135,941 per year

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Common questions about salaries for a Back End Developer

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