<strong>C#</strong> Developer Hourly Rate

C# Developer Hourly Rate

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

The average hourly rate for a C# developer is $35-60 per hour.

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Our Range

The hourly rate range reflected in this tool is based on the amounts most freelancers with this skill might earn in the 25th to 75th percentile. This tool also reflects expected rates in the top 10% and bottom 10% as starting and ending values. Several factors can influence your expected rate, including location, experience and competency in the particular skill, track record of success, and complimentary soft skills such as clear communication and leadership ability.

Our Data

The calculator sources information from our large database of vetted freelancers. Data is regularly updated and excludes hourly rates that deviate substantially from the norm.

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Freelancing as a C# Developer

C# (pronounced C sharp) is a modern object-oriented programming language designed by Anders Hejlsberg and a team of Microsoft developers at the turn of the millenium around the Common Language Infrastructure. Critics have stated that C# was just an imitation of Java, even calling C# a boring repetition that lacks innovation, but despite this criticism, C# is used by millions of developers all over the world. C# is a multi-paradigm programming language encompassing strong typing, as well as imperative, declarative, functional, generic, object-oriented (class-based), and component-oriented programming disciplines. C# can be used to build any type of application, whether it’s a service, console, desktop, web, or even smartphone application. Each application type requires a specific set of skills on top of standard C# syntax. A C# developer handles many aspects of developing an application, including performance, scalability, security, testing, and more. C# developers can develop modern applications that run on desktop computers, or even sophisticated back-end processes powering modern web applications. The frameworks .Net and Mono combined allow a wide range of platforms to be targeted by applications developed with C#.

Freelance C# developers in the top 10th percentile globally can earn a salary of up to $156,000 per year, or an hourly rate of up to $75. As the hiring for freelance C# developer jobs becomes more competitive, C# developers are likely to see their C# contractor rates go up, however this calculator will dynamically reflect current salary data. Other inputs that adjust a freelance C# developer’s hourly rate include remote vs. on-site location, years of experience, and whether the requested client engagement is full-time or part-time.

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How the Calculator Works

Toptal is the largest fully remote network of high-skilled freelancers in the world. We created this tool using our large, comprehensive database of vetted freelancers. Data is regularly updated and excludes hourly rates that fall in the 1-10th percentile and in the 90-100th percentile to remove outliers.

The Freelance Calculator empowers you to see how much you could 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.

Calculations of weekly, monthly, and yearly salaries are determined by a one week unit of measure: hours per week multiplied by hourly rate. By default, values are 40 hours per week and the 25th percentile hourly rate. Monthly salaries are calculated as the summation of 4 weekly salaries, and yearly salaries are calculated as the summation of 52 weekly salaries.

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