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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 New York earn an average annual salary of
Based on real Hired interview data, Backend Engineers in SF Bay Area earn an average annual salary of
$154,889
The salaries of candidates in this role range from a low of $40,000 to a high of $300,000, with a median salary of $155,000.

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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. $170,441
  3. Seattle
  4. $164,371
  5. Los Angeles
  6. $158,478
  7. New York
  8. $157,553
  9. Austin
  10. $154,356
  11. Minneapolis/St Paul
  12. $152,934
  13. Boston
  14. $151,031
  15. Atlanta
  16. $147,027
  17. Washington D.C.
  18. $143,686
  19. San Diego
  20. $141,144
  21. Dallas/Ft Worth
  22. $141,039
  23. Denver
  24. $140,761
  25. Chicago
  26. $138,842
  27. Philadelphia
  28. $130,588
  29. Toronto
  30. C$130,080
  31. Dublin
  32. €93,038
  33. London
  34. £79,483
  35. France
  36. €73,000
  1. SF Bay Area
  2. $170,441
  3. Seattle
  4. $164,371
  5. Los Angeles
  6. $158,478
  7. New York
  8. $157,553
  9. Austin
  10. $154,356
  11. Minneapolis/St Paul
  12. $152,934
  13. Boston
  14. $151,031
  15. Atlanta
  16. $147,027
  17. Washington D.C.
  18. $143,686
  19. San Diego
  20. $141,144
  21. Dallas/Ft Worth
  22. $141,039
  23. Denver
  24. $140,761
  25. Chicago
  26. $138,842
  27. Philadelphia
  28. $130,588
  29. Toronto
  30. C$130,080
  31. Dublin
  32. €93,038
  33. London
  34. £79,483
  35. France
  36. €73,000
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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: