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Back End Developer salary in United States

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

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The average salary for a back end developer is $116,226 per year in the United States. 2.2k salaries reported, updated at June 29, 2022.

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Top companies for Back End Developers in United States

  1. Oscar
    8 reviews43 salaries reported
    $236,226per year
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Highest paying cities for Back End Developers in United States

  1. Mountain View, CA
    $144,632 per year
    7 salaries reported
  2. San Jose, CA
    $144,591 per year
    45 salaries reported
  3. Los Angeles, CA
    $134,991 per year
    35 salaries reported
  1. Chicago, IL
    $127,571 per year
    48 salaries reported
  2. Boston, MA
    $125,679 per year
    79 salaries reported
  3. Quincy, MA
    $125,403 per year
    9 salaries reported
  1. Seattle, WA
    $122,468 per year
    33 salaries reported
  2. Bellevue, WA
    $113,262 per year
    5 salaries reported
  3. Las Vegas, NV
    $99,575 per year
    16 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

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Computer Science Degree

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Top SkillsSalaryJob openingsCompanies
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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

27,206 job openings

Average $100,400 per year

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