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Backend Engineer Salary in Los Angeles

Backend Engineer Job Description

Backend Engineers write code that communicates database information to browsers. Often using Java, .NET, C++ and more, backend engineers interact with different teams to build, maintain and extend features, APIs and test suites. They may deal with either the infrastructure hardware or the data access layer for software.

By building backend code, backend engineers help evolve existing architecture while implementing new functionality. In order to understand end-user requirements, backend engineers work with product and design teams to build and implement solutions.

Living and Working in Los Angeles

Los Angeles is home to America‰Ûªs influential entertainment industry, producing films and television shows that are popular worldwide. Major film studios in the city include 20th Century Fox, Paramount Pictures and Universal Pictures. Beyond Hollywood, LA‰Ûªs economy is also bolstered by technology, fashion, aerospace, finance, sports, medicine and tourism. Prominent startups in the area include Snap, Hulu, Dollar Shave Club and SpaceX. With its recent proliferation of startups and tech companies, West LA, including Santa Monica, has been dubbed ‰ÛÏSilicon Beach.‰Û

Residents of Los Angeles enjoy warm, sunny weather year-round, making it an ideal place for outdoor enthusiasts. With beaches and mountains, LA is the perfect setting to enjoy biking, swimming, surfing and more. Hikers can hit the trails at Runyon Canyon and Griffith Park, while families can enjoy excursions to Disneyland in Anaheim. Major universities, such as the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and the University of Southern California (USC), are located in the LA area. The city‰Ûªs diverse population makes it a culturally dynamic metropolis. Housing options include both urban and suburban living.

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Based on real Hired interview data, Backend Engineers in Los Angeles earn an average annual salary of
Based on real Hired interview data, Backend Engineers in SF Bay Area earn an average annual salary of
$162,581
The salaries of candidates in this role range from a low of $90,000 to a high of $200,000, with a median salary of $160,000.

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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. $178,375
  3. Seattle
  4. $168,515
  5. New York
  6. $162,377
  7. Los Angeles
  8. $158,439
  9. Austin
  10. $158,197
  11. Boston
  12. $156,100
  13. Minneapolis/St Paul
  14. $154,749
  15. Washington D.C.
  16. $151,193
  17. Denver
  18. $150,203
  19. Atlanta
  20. $149,712
  21. Houston
  22. $147,200
  23. Philadelphia
  24. $146,283
  25. Dallas/Ft Worth
  26. $146,186
  27. San Diego
  28. $145,558
  29. Tampa
  30. $142,691
  31. Chicago
  32. $142,249
  33. Toronto
  34. C$137,068
  35. Columbus
  36. $134,588
  37. Phoenix
  38. $127,546
  39. Dublin
  40. €87,827
  41. London
  42. £84,628
  43. France
  44. €69,866
  1. SF Bay Area
  2. $178,375
  3. Seattle
  4. $168,515
  5. New York
  6. $162,377
  7. Los Angeles
  8. $158,439
  9. Austin
  10. $158,197
  11. Boston
  12. $156,100
  13. Minneapolis/St Paul
  14. $154,749
  15. Washington D.C.
  16. $151,193
  17. Denver
  18. $150,203
  19. Atlanta
  20. $149,712
  21. Houston
  22. $147,200
  23. Philadelphia
  24. $146,283
  25. Dallas/Ft Worth
  26. $146,186
  27. San Diego
  28. $145,558
  29. Tampa
  30. $142,691
  31. Chicago
  32. $142,249
  33. Toronto
  34. C$137,068
  35. Columbus
  36. $134,588
  37. Phoenix
  38. $127,546
  39. Dublin
  40. €87,827
  41. London
  42. £84,628
  43. France
  44. €69,866
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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: