C++ Developer Hourly Rate

C++ Developer Hourly Rate

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

C++ Developer Hourly Rate Distribution

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

The average hourly rate for a C++ developer is $50/hr.

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Freelancing as a C++ Developer

C++ (or “C with Classes) is a general purpose, multi-paradigm programming language that first appeared in 1985 and was designed as an extension of the C programming language. It powers some of the most performance intensive applications, as well as desktop applications, embedded applications, device drivers, game engines, and more. The language’s immense set of features, its overall complexity, lack of elegant external tooling, and access to low-level resources makes C++ one of the most difficult programming languages to master. Developers use C++ to design and develop native modules and applications for a number of platforms, and usually coordinate with a broader technology team to work on different layers of the application’s infrastructure.

Freelance C++ developers can earn a salary between $10-$100 per hour, on average. As the market evolves and demand for C++ jobs increases, the C++ contractor hourly rate is likely to increase as well. Difference in freelance C++ 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.

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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