<strong>DevOps</strong> Developer Hourly Rate

DevOps Developer Hourly Rate

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

The average hourly rate for a DevOps developer is $40-75 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 DevOps Engineer

DevOps is like full-stack development, covering both development and system operations, and cuts across a very wide spectrum of technologies. DevOps is an integral part of the infrastructure of many companies. It combines development with operations, with the aim of reducing the cost and turnaround time of tech projects while improving the ability to maintain their infrastructure. DevOps engineers know everything from ad-hoc SQL data mining to automating Docker via Bash scripts. DevOps engineers are fluent in deployment automation and networks, understand software licensing, work with hardware and software, work with multiple operating systems, and write scripts in various languages to build reports and automate tasks. DevOps engineers are also responsible for communicating with teammates in order to identify and prioritize tasks and excel at documenting and demonstrating the tools they create.

Freelancers around the world who are skilled in DevOps and are within the interquartile range (25th-75th percentile) can make a salary of $83,200 per year, or an hourly wage of $40. While the freelance DevOps developer hourly rate can vary based on where they live, remote DevOps developers can also command different DevOps contractor rates based on their years or quality of experience.

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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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