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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 $88,137
Low $59,967
High $129,540
Non-cash benefit
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The average salary for a sql developer is $88,137 per year in the United States. 834 salaries reported, updated at November 28, 2023

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Salaries by years of experience in the United States

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Top companies for SQL Developers in United States

  1. Advanced Systems Design
    23 reviews6 salaries reported
    $102,793per year
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Highest paying cities for SQL Developers near United States

  1. Denver, CO
    $150,725 per year
    44 salaries reported
  2. Washington, DC
    $128,965 per year
    6 salaries reported
  3. Charlotte, NC
    $117,055 per year
    37 salaries reported
  1. Dallas, TX
    $111,223 per year
    24 salaries reported
  2. Atlanta, GA
    $100,314 per year
    12 salaries reported
  3. New York, NY
    $92,687 per year
    61 salaries reported
  1. Chicago, IL
    $91,558 per year
    20 salaries reported
  2. Houston, TX
    $85,831 per year
    17 salaries reported
  3. Seattle, WA
    $73,880 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 $88,137 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

Altair Data Resources, Inc.
Agama Solutions
High Quartile
Audit Technology Group
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Top fields of study
Electrical Engineering Degree
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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?

Data Warehouse Architect

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Average $131,379 per year

Business Intelligence Developer

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Average $99,901 per year

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Common questions about salaries for a SQL Developer

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