<strong>SQL</strong> Developer Hourly Rate

SQL Developer Hourly Rate

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

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

What is your rate in USD?

$30
$35
$60
$80
$35

How many hours are you willing to work per week?

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40
  • Per week

    $1,400
  • Per month

    $5,600
  • Per year

    $72,800

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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 SQL Developer

SQL (or Structured Query Language) is a declarative, domain-specific programming language initially released in 1986 that is used in many relational databases. SQL helps manage data in relational database management systems, and is useful in handling structured data that reflects relations between entities and variables. SQL developers can use the language to access many records with a single command and without an index, or a specification of how the records should be reached. SQL developers are responsible for designing databases and ensuring their stability, reliability, and performance. They usually work with a wider team of developers, solving database usage issues, optimizing in-application SQL statements, and establishing best practices.

Freelancers around the world who are skilled in SQL and are within the interquartile range (25th-75th percentile) can make a salary of $72,800 per year, or an hourly wage of $35. While the freelance SQL developer hourly rate can vary based on where they live, remote SQL developers can also command different SQL 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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