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 $45/hr.

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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 can earn a salary of up to $81,900 per year, or an hourly rate of up to $45. 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 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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