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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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Based on real Hired interview data, Backend Engineers in San Diego earn an average annual salary of
Based on real Hired interview data, Backend Engineers in SF Bay Area earn an average annual salary of
$147,120
The salaries of candidates in this role range from a low of $95,000 to a high of $200,000, with a median salary of $150,000.

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Compare Backend Engineer salaries by region

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

  1. SF Bay Area
  2. $174,015
  3. Seattle
  4. $167,515
  5. New York
  6. $160,155
  7. Los Angeles
  8. $157,601
  9. Austin
  10. $156,980
  11. Boston
  12. $154,222
  13. Minneapolis/St Paul
  14. $153,184
  15. Atlanta
  16. $149,549
  17. Denver
  18. $148,981
  19. Houston
  20. $148,529
  21. Washington D.C.
  22. $148,512
  23. Tampa
  24. $147,293
  25. Dallas/Ft Worth
  26. $145,246
  27. San Diego
  28. $144,698
  29. Philadelphia
  30. $141,781
  31. Phoenix
  32. $141,393
  33. Chicago
  34. $141,339
  35. Toronto
  36. C$135,341
  37. Columbus
  38. $135,292
  39. Dublin
  40. €87,577
  41. London
  42. £83,369
  43. France
  44. €69,416
  1. SF Bay Area
  2. $174,015
  3. Seattle
  4. $167,515
  5. New York
  6. $160,155
  7. Los Angeles
  8. $157,601
  9. Austin
  10. $156,980
  11. Boston
  12. $154,222
  13. Minneapolis/St Paul
  14. $153,184
  15. Atlanta
  16. $149,549
  17. Denver
  18. $148,981
  19. Houston
  20. $148,529
  21. Washington D.C.
  22. $148,512
  23. Tampa
  24. $147,293
  25. Dallas/Ft Worth
  26. $145,246
  27. San Diego
  28. $144,698
  29. Philadelphia
  30. $141,781
  31. Phoenix
  32. $141,393
  33. Chicago
  34. $141,339
  35. Toronto
  36. C$135,341
  37. Columbus
  38. $135,292
  39. Dublin
  40. €87,577
  41. London
  42. £83,369
  43. France
  44. €69,416
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Where Backend Engineers are highest in demand

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