Blockchain Developer Hourly Rate

Blockchain Developer Hourly Rate

Benchmark your hourly rate with data from Toptal's global network of top freelance talent.

Blockchain Developer Hourly Rate Distribution

  • <$39
  • $40-59
  • $60-79
  • $80-99
  • $100+
% of freelancers

The average hourly rate for a blockchain developer is $55/hr.

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Freelancing as a Blockchain Developer

Blockchain is a special database comprised of a list of records, or “blocks”, linked together through cryptography and thus unalterable. Blockchain was invented in 2008 by person using the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto to serve as the public transaction record of Bitcoin, a cryptocurrency or digital asset that could be used as a replacement for existing fiat currencies, thus eliminating the requirement of having a central authority which approves transactions. Blockchain development gained popularity due to the adoption of this technology by cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, and it is used together with cryptocurrencies to implement peer-to-peer (P2P), open, and distributed services. Blockchain’s primary usage is large, public databases that are immutable—in other words, they can’t be tampered without spending massive amounts of resources. Blockchain developers are responsible for designing, implementing, and supporting distributed blockchain-based networks. Their primary responsibilities include analyzing requirements, designing blockchain technology around certain business models, and the building and launching of blockchain networks. As such, blockchain engineers possess solid computer science background, experience in network development, and some programming skills.

Freelancers who are skilled in blockchain can make a salary of $100,100 per year, or an hourly wage of $55. While the freelance blockchain developer hourly rate can vary based on where they live, remote blockchain developers can also command different blockchain contractor rates based on their years or quality of experience.

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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.

The Freelance Calculator lets you see how much you can earn as a freelancer, including what your hourly rate would need to be to match your current or desired salary based on the number of hours you work per week.

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