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Backend Engineer Salary in San Diego

Backend Engineer Job Description

Backend engineers are responsible for either the hardware or physical infrastructure, or the data access layer of software. They use C++, Java, C# and .NET skills to create code that allows the database to communicate information to the browser. They possess skills in programming languages, and have the ability to troubleshoot, analyze and diagnose system hardware to ensure proper functioning and performance.

Backend engineers use creativity to tackle difficult problems and work with their teams towards common goals. Understanding and experience with data structures, cloud services, frameworks and software engineering applications are important skills that assist with keeping systems running at optimal performance. Backend engineers are needed in a variety of business models, including mobile applications, data processing centers and any organization that runs a major website.

Living and Working in San Diego

San Diego features an innovative economy that has seen over 400 startups launched in just two years. The metro area is one of the top locations in California for new companies, and it has its fair share of existing ones. Major corporations that call the city home include GoPro, BizApps and Houzz. In addition to tech corporations, employers like Fuse Integration, Coola and Brain Corporation are creating interesting workplaces that are focused on work-life balance and enjoying the daily grind.

San Diego features a variety of neighborhoods for all walks of life. The Gaslamp Quarter combines Victorian-era architecture with modern skyscrapers and plenty of restaurants. Those looking for a historic location will appreciate Old Town, while Hillcrest, Sunset Cliffs and Pacific Beach provide trendy nightlife and easy access to outdoor adventures.

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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
$154,332
The salaries of candidates in this role range from a low of $100,000 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. $177,936
  3. Seattle
  4. $168,460
  5. New York
  6. $162,074
  7. Los Angeles
  8. $158,390
  9. Austin
  10. $157,799
  11. Boston
  12. $155,782
  13. Minneapolis/St Paul
  14. $154,756
  15. Washington D.C.
  16. $150,626
  17. Denver
  18. $150,242
  19. Atlanta
  20. $150,240
  21. Houston
  22. $146,820
  23. Dallas/Ft Worth
  24. $146,013
  25. Philadelphia
  26. $145,720
  27. San Diego
  28. $145,502
  29. Tampa
  30. $142,691
  31. Chicago
  32. $142,161
  33. Toronto
  34. C$137,084
  35. Columbus
  36. $134,240
  37. Phoenix
  38. $128,612
  39. Dublin
  40. €87,364
  41. London
  42. £84,550
  43. France
  44. €69,866
  1. SF Bay Area
  2. $177,936
  3. Seattle
  4. $168,460
  5. New York
  6. $162,074
  7. Los Angeles
  8. $158,390
  9. Austin
  10. $157,799
  11. Boston
  12. $155,782
  13. Minneapolis/St Paul
  14. $154,756
  15. Washington D.C.
  16. $150,626
  17. Denver
  18. $150,242
  19. Atlanta
  20. $150,240
  21. Houston
  22. $146,820
  23. Dallas/Ft Worth
  24. $146,013
  25. Philadelphia
  26. $145,720
  27. San Diego
  28. $145,502
  29. Tampa
  30. $142,691
  31. Chicago
  32. $142,161
  33. Toronto
  34. C$137,084
  35. Columbus
  36. $134,240
  37. Phoenix
  38. $128,612
  39. Dublin
  40. €87,364
  41. London
  42. £84,550
  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: