The average hourly rate for a back-end developer is $50/hr.
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Back-end developers manage server-side application logic, writing the web services and APIs used by front-end developers and mobile application developers. They focus on database administration, scripting, and the architecture of websites. The code written by back-end engineers helps to communicate the database information to the browser. As such, back-end developers have a solid grasp of server-side programming languages like Java, Python, and Ruby, and database technology like MySQL and MongoDB.
Freelance back-end developers can earn a salary between $20-$105 per hour, on average. As the market evolves and demand for back-end jobs increases, the back-end contractor hourly rate is likely to increase as well. Difference in freelance back-end developer rates are calculated based on engagement types, such as part-time or full-time, and location, such as on-site or remote.
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Toptal is the largest network of high-skilled freelancers in the world. We created this tool using our database of nearly ten thousand vetted freelancers. Data is updated daily, and excludes hourly rates that fall 2 standard deviations above or below the mean in order to remove outliers.
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