DevOps Engineer Hourly Rate

DevOps Engineer Hourly Rate

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

DevOps Engineer Hourly Rate Distribution

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

The average hourly rate for a DevOps engineer is $60/hr.

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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 who are skilled in DevOps can make a salary of $109,200 per year, or an hourly wage of $60. 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 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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