Backend Engineer Salary in Washington D.C.

Backend Engineer Job Description

Backend Engineers work with the data access layer of a piece of software, or in some cases, the hardware or physical infrastructure. The code written by backend engineers is what communicates the database information to the browser. Backend engineers may also be called ‰ÛÏbackend developers.‰Û These types of engineers use skills like Java, .NET, C#, C++, and other programming languages. Additionally, they have a good understanding of data structures and algorithms and can apply them to design pragmatic solutions. Backend engineers are responsible for building, testing, debugging and operating infrastructure.

Living and Working in Washington, D.C.

Many people believe that Washington, D.C. is primarily the place for government work. In fact, Washington, D.C. is a city that is a center of commerce, as well as politics. Only 1/6 of professionals work in government. IT companies include Booz Allen Hamilton, Verizon, CRSA and more. However, as the government is one of the largest customers of technology, many IT companies service the government. Therefore, Washington, D. C. is an attractive place for growth industries such as IT, computer firms and telecommunication companies.

Ranked by U.S. News as #4 in Best Places to Live, Washington, D.C. has a variety of neighborhoods, each with their own charms. An extensive public transit system provides links to the D.C. metro area, where residents can enjoy plenty of public parks, restaurants, entertainment venues and historical sites. Washington, D.C. is also a great spot for those who enjoy museums, as many of the museums in the city center offer free entry, such as the National Gallery of Art and the National Air and Space Museum.

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Based on real Hired interview data, Backend Engineers in Washington D.C. earn an average annual salary of
Based on real Hired interview data, Backend Engineers in SF Bay Area earn an average annual salary of
$135,500
The salaries of candidates in this role range from a low of $75,000 to a high of $195,000, with a median salary of $138,000.

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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. $167,678
  3. New York
  4. $157,295
  5. Seattle
  6. $156,833
  7. Los Angeles
  8. $152,121
  9. Minneapolis/St Paul
  10. $151,083
  11. Boston
  12. $149,245
  13. Austin
  14. $144,802
  15. Philadelphia
  16. $143,935
  17. Atlanta
  18. $143,253
  19. San Diego
  20. $139,059
  21. Washington D.C.
  22. $138,794
  23. Denver
  24. $134,249
  25. Chicago
  26. $134,061
  27. Dallas/Ft Worth
  28. $129,276
  29. Toronto
  30. C$118,031
  31. Dublin
  32. €93,709
  33. London
  34. £75,913
  35. France
  36. €64,903
  1. SF Bay Area
  2. $167,678
  3. New York
  4. $157,295
  5. Seattle
  6. $156,833
  7. Los Angeles
  8. $152,121
  9. Minneapolis/St Paul
  10. $151,083
  11. Boston
  12. $149,245
  13. Austin
  14. $144,802
  15. Philadelphia
  16. $143,935
  17. Atlanta
  18. $143,253
  19. San Diego
  20. $139,059
  21. Washington D.C.
  22. $138,794
  23. Denver
  24. $134,249
  25. Chicago
  26. $134,061
  27. Dallas/Ft Worth
  28. $129,276
  29. Toronto
  30. C$118,031
  31. Dublin
  32. €93,709
  33. London
  34. £75,913
  35. France
  36. €64,903
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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: