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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

Estimated take-home pay: $128,347 
Average $156,921
Low $109,396
High $225,095
Non-cash benefit
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The average salary for a back end developer is $156,921 per year in the United States. 7k salaries reported, updated at December 1, 2023

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Top companies for Back End Developers in United States

  1. Oscar
    11 reviews29 salaries reported
    $239,853per year
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Highest paying cities for Back End Developers near United States

  1. San Francisco, CA
    $164,489 per year
    308 salaries reported
  2. Boston, MA
    $161,803 per year
    118 salaries reported
  3. Seattle, WA
    $155,991 per year
    78 salaries reported
  1. Chicago, IL
    $155,603 per year
    106 salaries reported
  2. New York, NY
    $150,400 per year
    340 salaries reported
  3. San Jose, CA
    $149,557 per year
    81 salaries reported
  1. Los Angeles, CA
    $149,348 per year
    162 salaries reported
  2. Charlotte, NC
    $146,513 per year
    55 salaries reported
  3. Austin, TX
    $144,248 per year
    137 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 $128,416 per year

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Common questions about salaries for a Back End Developer

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