Updated Sep 15, 2022

How much does a Backend Developer make?

Updated Sep 15, 2022

Experience

Industry

$82,284 / yrTotal Pay
$77,517 / yrBase Pay
$4,767 / yrAdditional Pay

$82,284

 / yr
$51K$133K
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Possible Range

The estimated total pay for a Backend Developer is $82,284 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $77,517 per year. These numbers represent the median, which is the midpoint of the ranges from our proprietary Total Pay Estimate model and based on salaries collected from our users. The estimated additional pay is $4,767 per year. Additional pay could include cash bonus, commission, tips, and profit sharing. The "Most Likely Range" represents values that exist within the 25th and 75th percentile of all pay data available for this role.

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Top Paying Companies

For a Backend Developer in United States

Below is the total pay for the top 10 highest paying companies for a Backend Developer in United States. Employers include Meta, Google and Freelancer.

1
Meta
Meta
$206,438/yr
2K open jobs
4
IBM
$140,195/yr
5
Antra
$124,345/yr
6
Fjorge
$111,233/yr
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IBM
4.2
Backend DeveloperSee 49 salaries from this location

$140,195

 / yr

$234,607

 / yr

$196,131

 / yr

$195,069

 / yr

$214,454

 / yr

$216,108

 / yr

$190,860

 / yr

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$143,752

 / yr
Match
3.9
Software Engineer - BackendSee 8 salaries from this location

$184,861

 / yr

$53

 / hr

$194,151

 / yr

$206,438

 / yr

$69

 / hr

$155,461

 / yr

$124,345

 / yr

$192,676

 / yr

$156,346

 / yr

$178,896

 / yr
Talent SpaceSoftware Developer (Backend Engineer)See 4 salaries from this location

$170,419

 / yr

$205,141

 / yr
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Top Paying Industries

For a Backend Developer in United States

The top 2 paying industries for a Backend Developer in United States are Human Resources & Staffing with a median total pay of $145,432 and Information Technology with a median total pay of $140,195.

IndustryTotal PayTotal Pay Insight
  • Human Resources & StaffingHuman Resources & Staffing$145,432

    1% Higher than other industries

  • Information TechnologyInformation Technology$140,195

    2% Lower than other industries

Human Resources & Staffing

The top paying company in Human Resources & Staffing for Backend Developer is Freelancer.

FreelancerFreelancer$145,432/yr

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What is the pay outlook for Engineering?

Engineering jobs are in high demand with workers receiving generous compensation packages and bonuses. Engineering offers ample opportunity for growth and development with transferable skills across an array of fields from software, supply chain and logistics to aerospace. Most roles require at least a bachelor’s degree. To remain competitive, job-seekers should consider specialization or skill-specific programs such as coding boot-camps or certifications.

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Location

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Base Pay | Additional Pay

Total Years of Experience

Years at Recent Employer

Submitted

Date or Time

Back-End Developer

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$2,000

/mo

Submitted Yesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Backend Engineer

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$80,000

/yr

Submitted Yesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday
Backend Developer

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$100,000

/yr

Submitted Yesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Backend Developer

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$150

/hr

Submitted Yesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday
Backend Developer

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$68,000

/yr

Submitted Yesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday
Backend Software Developer

United States of America

 | 10-14 years

$147,000

/yr

$140K | $7K

Submitted Yesterday

10-14 years
Yesterday

Backend Developer pay FAQ

The national average salary for a Backend Developer is $77,517 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Backend Developer salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 706 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Backend Developer employees.

The highest salary for a Backend Developer in United States is $124,467 per year.

The lowest salary for a Backend Developer in United States is $48,277 per year.

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