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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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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. $147,160
  3. Seattle
  4. $136,475
  5. New York
  6. $135,276
  7. Los Angeles
  8. $134,621
  9. Boston
  10. $125,355
  11. Austin
  12. $122,102
  13. Denver
  14. $119,152
  15. Washington D.C.
  16. $117,537
  17. Chicago
  18. $114,856
  19. San Diego
  20. $112,607
  21. Dallas/Ft Worth
  22. $109,321
  23. Toronto
  24. C$97,800
  25. London
  26. £62,766
  27. France
  28. €48,895
  1. SF Bay Area
  2. $147,160
  3. Seattle
  4. $136,475
  5. New York
  6. $135,276
  7. Los Angeles
  8. $134,621
  9. Boston
  10. $125,355
  11. Austin
  12. $122,102
  13. Denver
  14. $119,152
  15. Washington D.C.
  16. $117,537
  17. Chicago
  18. $114,856
  19. San Diego
  20. $112,607
  21. Dallas/Ft Worth
  22. $109,321
  23. Toronto
  24. C$97,800
  25. London
  26. £62,766
  27. France
  28. €48,895
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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: