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Backend Engineer Salary

Backend Engineer Job Description

Backend engineers rely on their knowledge of Java, C++, .NET, C# and other skills to create data access layers for software and applications. Backend engineers also analyze, troubleshoot and diagnose system hardware and physical infrastructure to maintain optimal performance at all times. Backend engineers provide valuable services by writing code that enables browsers and databases to communicate effectively. There are positions available for backend engineers in fields ranging from healthcare to gaming, providing a wide variety of growth opportunities within the field. Backend engineers are responsible for small and large-scale data processing, and ensuring that these systems work cohesively with front-end applications. These individuals work closely with a team of software developers and other engineers to create backend systems that are scalable and operate smoothly.

An ideal backend engineer candidate possesses skills in one or more program languages, and has a keen understanding of computer science fundamentals. Experience with cloud services, data structures, frameworks and other software engineering applications are also important and helpful skills. Ideal candidates embody creativity that assists with tackling difficult problems, along with a willingness to work with others towards a common goal. Nearly every company that utilizes websites, data processing and mobile applications require backend engineers that can keep their systems running smoothly. With opportunities at smaller organizations like Cloud Imperium Games to corporations like eBay, Target and GoDaddy, a skilled backend engineer can choose the opportunities that fit with their personalities and desires for further growth within the field.

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so we've calculated your salary information for the San Francisco Bay Area instead:
Based on real Hired interview data, Backend Engineers in Washington D.C. earn an average annual salary of
Based on real Hired interview data, Backend Engineers in SF Bay Area earn an average annual salary of
$122,833
The salaries of candidates in this role range from a low of $70,000 to a high of $200,000, with a median salary of $125,000.

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Compare Backend Engineer salaries by region

Backend Engineers are highest in demand in SF Bay Area, New York, and London. Browse and compare average salaries in locations where this role is also popular:

  1. SF Bay Area
  2. $157,031
  3. Seattle
  4. $144,292
  5. New York
  6. $144,188
  7. Los Angeles
  8. $138,542
  9. Boston
  10. $137,905
  11. Austin
  12. $134,684
  13. San Diego
  14. $128,820
  15. Denver
  16. $128,244
  17. Washington D.C.
  18. $128,123
  19. Dallas/Ft Worth
  20. $123,833
  21. Chicago
  22. $122,424
  23. Toronto
  24. C$109,126
  25. London
  26. £70,216
  27. France
  28. €54,633
  1. SF Bay Area
  2. $157,031
  3. Seattle
  4. $144,292
  5. New York
  6. $144,188
  7. Los Angeles
  8. $138,542
  9. Boston
  10. $137,905
  11. Austin
  12. $134,684
  13. San Diego
  14. $128,820
  15. Denver
  16. $128,244
  17. Washington D.C.
  18. $128,123
  19. Dallas/Ft Worth
  20. $123,833
  21. Chicago
  22. $122,424
  23. Toronto
  24. C$109,126
  25. London
  26. £70,216
  27. France
  28. €54,633
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Where Backend Engineers are highest in demand

    Backend Engineers are highest in demand in SF Bay Area, New York, and London. Browse and compare average salaries in locations where this role is also popular: