Salary Directory Chicago Backend Engineers

Backend Engineer Salary in Chicago

Backend Engineer Job Description

Backend engineers are developers that work with the physical hardware, infrastructure or the data access of software. They write code that communicates the information in the database to the browser, which serves a variety of clients and users. With a keen understanding of Ruby, Python, Java and other backend languages, they have the ability to test and problem solve software applications. Backend engineers use their knowledge of SQL and databases to improve performance and build APIs that work with frontend apps, and help create benchmarks within the system. These candidates understand UNIX, and can work with high-level paradigms that include functional programming, OOP and others. Backend engineers also have the ability to deal with large-scale data and go beyond hardware capabilities for optimal performance. Good oral and written communication skills are a must for working with design and engineering teams.

Living and Working in Chicago, Illinois

Chicago is a more rural location that appeals to those who prefer a small-town feel over large, quick-paced city life. Though the city is the third-largest in the US based on population, the Midwestern charm and numerous cultures make it a popular choice among those looking for tech positions. Chicago is home to over 400 major corporations, including Abbot Laboratories, Boeing, Integrys and Exelon. The diverse economy boasts the third-largest workforce in the nation in the science and engineering sectors, and features 31 Fortune 500 companies that are always expanding their tech teams. With popular neighborhoods like Humboldt Park, South Shore, Old Town and the Magnificent Mile, Chicago offers areas that appeal to nearly every personality.

Find Backend Engineer jobs on Hired.
We don't have enough data for Chicago,
so we've calculated your salary information for the San Francisco Bay Area instead:
Based on real Hired interview data, Backend Engineers in Chicago earn an average annual salary of
Based on real Hired interview data, Backend Engineers in SF Bay Area earn an average annual salary of
$116,372
The salaries of candidates in this role range from a low of $55,000 to a high of $200,000, with a median salary of $115,000.

Loading...


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. $156,072
  3. Seattle
  4. $144,067
  5. New York
  6. $143,404
  7. Los Angeles
  8. $138,239
  9. Boston
  10. $136,878
  11. Austin
  12. $134,222
  13. Denver
  14. $128,125
  15. Washington D.C.
  16. $127,639
  17. San Diego
  18. $127,513
  19. Dallas/Ft Worth
  20. $122,794
  21. Chicago
  22. $122,473
  23. Toronto
  24. C$108,451
  25. London
  26. £69,954
  27. France
  28. €54,649
  1. SF Bay Area
  2. $156,072
  3. Seattle
  4. $144,067
  5. New York
  6. $143,404
  7. Los Angeles
  8. $138,239
  9. Boston
  10. $136,878
  11. Austin
  12. $134,222
  13. Denver
  14. $128,125
  15. Washington D.C.
  16. $127,639
  17. San Diego
  18. $127,513
  19. Dallas/Ft Worth
  20. $122,794
  21. Chicago
  22. $122,473
  23. Toronto
  24. C$108,451
  25. London
  26. £69,954
  27. France
  28. €54,649
See what you could be earning as a Backend Engineer by joining Hired

Do you work in this role? Send us a note if this doesn't look correct:

support@hired.com

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: