Salary Directory San Diego Backend Engineers

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
$114,666
The salaries of candidates in this role range from a low of $80,000 to a high of $140,000, with a median salary of $120,000.

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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. $155,019
  3. Seattle
  4. $143,228
  5. New York
  6. $141,983
  7. Los Angeles
  8. $137,491
  9. Boston
  10. $136,199
  11. Austin
  12. $133,630
  13. Denver
  14. $127,520
  15. Washington D.C.
  16. $127,131
  17. San Diego
  18. $124,464
  19. Dallas/Ft Worth
  20. $122,745
  21. Chicago
  22. $122,148
  23. Toronto
  24. C$107,965
  25. London
  26. £69,420
  27. France
  28. €54,282
  1. SF Bay Area
  2. $155,019
  3. Seattle
  4. $143,228
  5. New York
  6. $141,983
  7. Los Angeles
  8. $137,491
  9. Boston
  10. $136,199
  11. Austin
  12. $133,630
  13. Denver
  14. $127,520
  15. Washington D.C.
  16. $127,131
  17. San Diego
  18. $124,464
  19. Dallas/Ft Worth
  20. $122,745
  21. Chicago
  22. $122,148
  23. Toronto
  24. C$107,965
  25. London
  26. £69,420
  27. France
  28. €54,282
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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: