Salary Directory SF Bay Area Backend Engineers

Backend Engineer Salary in SF Bay Area

Backend Engineer Job Description

Backend engineers deal with either the data access layer of a piece of software, or the hardware and physical infrastructure. They often use skills like C++, .Net, Java and C#. Backend engineers work alongside frontend developers to make sure the experience on the client side is running smoothly. Code written by backend developers is what communicates the database information to the browser. Backend engineers have good knowledge of security compliance and formal training. They usually possess a degree in computer science and other related fields.

Working and Living in San Francisco

Close to Silicon Valley, San Francisco has a booming economy. It has large technology, financial and art industries. This city has plenty of finance institutions that call it home like Charles Schwab, NFX Guild and Wells Fargo. San Francisco is a popular tourist spot, which also happens to add to its rich economy. The city is expanding in the sustainable energy sector, as well as the biomedical field. It's also home to online companies such as Dropbox, Twitter, Yelp and Pinterest.

The Golden City offers public transportation and has a subway system called BART. Its scenic views feature rolling hills and Victorian homes. San Francisco also has iconic landmarks like the Coit Tower, Alcatraz, the Golden Gate Bridge and Chinatown. The city is full of culture with some districts prominently displaying colorful murals. Being close to the water, San Francisco is sometimes a bit foggy during the summer months but that's part of its mystique.

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Based on real Hired interview data, Backend Engineers in SF Bay Area earn an average annual salary of
Based on real Hired interview data, Backend Engineers in SF Bay Area earn an average annual salary of
$159,817
The salaries of candidates in this role range from a low of $80,000 to a high of $250,000, 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. $167,649
  3. New York
  4. $157,153
  5. Seattle
  6. $156,808
  7. Los Angeles
  8. $152,658
  9. Boston
  10. $149,112
  11. Minneapolis/St Paul
  12. $146,200
  13. Austin
  14. $144,893
  15. Atlanta
  16. $142,483
  17. San Diego
  18. $139,266
  19. Washington D.C.
  20. $138,587
  21. Denver
  22. $134,454
  23. Chicago
  24. $134,210
  25. Philadelphia
  26. $132,211
  27. Dallas/Ft Worth
  28. $128,540
  29. Toronto
  30. C$118,350
  31. Dublin
  32. €92,203
  33. London
  34. £75,778
  35. France
  36. €65,620
  1. SF Bay Area
  2. $167,649
  3. New York
  4. $157,153
  5. Seattle
  6. $156,808
  7. Los Angeles
  8. $152,658
  9. Boston
  10. $149,112
  11. Minneapolis/St Paul
  12. $146,200
  13. Austin
  14. $144,893
  15. Atlanta
  16. $142,483
  17. San Diego
  18. $139,266
  19. Washington D.C.
  20. $138,587
  21. Denver
  22. $134,454
  23. Chicago
  24. $134,210
  25. Philadelphia
  26. $132,211
  27. Dallas/Ft Worth
  28. $128,540
  29. Toronto
  30. C$118,350
  31. Dublin
  32. €92,203
  33. London
  34. £75,778
  35. France
  36. €65,620
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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: