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Back end developer salary in United States

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

Average base salary

Average $159,163
Low $108,507
High $233,467
Non-cash benefit
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The average salary for a back end developer is $159,163 per year in the United States. 8.6k salaries reported, updated at September 29, 2023

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Top companies for Back End Developers in United States

  1. Oscar
    8 reviews34 salaries reported
    $239,740per year
  2. $136,311per year
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Highest paying cities for Back End Developers near United States

  1. San Francisco, CA
    $165,699 per year
    367 salaries reported
  2. Boston, MA
    $162,127 per year
    132 salaries reported
  3. Seattle, WA
    $158,684 per year
    93 salaries reported
  1. Chicago, IL
    $155,767 per year
    143 salaries reported
  2. San Jose, CA
    $154,367 per year
    82 salaries reported
  3. New York, NY
    $153,466 per year
    376 salaries reported
  1. Los Angeles, CA
    $152,711 per year
    192 salaries reported
  2. Charlotte, NC
    $148,674 per year
    68 salaries reported
  3. Austin, TX
    $147,216 per year
    168 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
Top fields of study
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 United States?

Full Stack Developer

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Average $127,788 per year

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Common questions about salaries for a Back End Developer

As a back end developer how can I know if I am being paid fairly?

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