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SQL developer salary in United States

How much does a SQL Developer make in the United States?

Average base salary

Average $79,569
Low $53,210
High $118,987
Non-cash benefit
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The average salary for a sql developer is $79,569 per year in the United States. 1k salaries reported, updated at November 30, 2022

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Salaries by years of experience in the United States

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Less than 1 year
1 to 2 years
3 to 5 years
6 to 9 years
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Top companies for SQL Developers in United States

  1. Devcare Solutions
    7 reviews10 salaries reported
    $150,845per year
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Highest paying cities for SQL Developers near United States

  1. Charlotte, NC
    $133,799 per year
    17 salaries reported
  2. Dallas, TX
    $95,466 per year
    20 salaries reported
  3. Chicago, IL
    $94,121 per year
    23 salaries reported
  1. New York, NY
    $88,610 per year
    26 salaries reported
  2. Houston, TX
    $85,248 per year
    17 salaries reported
  3. Austin, TX
    $79,102 per year
    19 salaries reported
  1. Atlanta, GA
    $77,942 per year
    15 salaries reported
  2. San Diego, CA
    $74,014 per year
    17 salaries reported
  3. Columbus, OH
    $72,777 per year
    10 salaries reported
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Where can a SQL Developer earn more?

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Best-paid skills and qualifications for SQL Developers

Most recommended certification

MCTS(earn +51.88% more)

The jobs requiring this certification have increase by 57350.00% since 2018. SQL Developers with this certification earn +51.88% more than the average base salary, which is $79,569 per year.

Job Trend
YearNumber of job openings on Indeed requiring this certificationChange from previous year
20152increase by 2
20161decrease by 50.00%
20171decrease by 0.00%
20182increase by 100.00%
20191149increase by 57350.00%

Top companies hiring SQL Developers with the recommended certification

CrossCountry Mortgage, LLC
Alameda Health Consortium/Community Health Center Network
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Top fields of study
Electrical Engineering Degree
Top skills

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Most common benefits for SQL Developers

  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance
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Salary satisfaction

Based on 67 ratings

69% of SQL 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?

Database Developer

28,586 job openings

Average $100,203 per year

Business Intelligence Developer

8,393 job openings

Average $90,382 per year

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Common questions about salaries for a SQL Developer

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