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Bash & Shell Developer Salary in the United States 🇺🇸

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The median Bash & Shell developer salary in the United States is $117,906 per year or $60 per hour in 2022. The median salary is influenced by many factors. Location and years of work experience are two important factors. For example, if you live in a expensive city, you will likely earn a higher salary than someone who lives in a less expensive city. Additionally, the more years of work experience you have, the more money you are likely to make.

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How much does a Bash & Shell developer make in the United States?

$117,906 / Annual

Based on 4260 salaries

The data come from StackOverflow's annual developer surveys, and can you can find them on this link -

Map of Bash & Shell Developer Salary by State

Developers can expect much higher salaries in Washington, California, New Jersey.

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While in Washington, developers can expect $174,180 per year, in Kentucky, it's just $91,514 per year.

3 States with the Highest Bash & Shell Developer Median Salary, August 2022:

  1. Washington - $174,180
  2. California - $166,677
  3. New Jersey - $142,559

3 States with the Lowest Bash & Shell Developer Median Salary, August 2022:

  1. Kentucky - $91,514
  2. Alabama - $91,712
  3. Missouri - $95,933

For the complete table with sortable options, please check out the table of the available states below. Feel free to reach out if you don't see your state on the table or the data is unavailable on the map.

List of Bash & Shell Developer Salary by State

Salary Difference 
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1Washington$174,18048% 339 Salaries
2California$166,67741% 501 Salaries
3New Jersey$142,55921% 97 Salaries
4New York$139,34418% 295 Salaries
5Massachusetts$139,34418% 154 Salaries
6Colorado$139,34418% 216 Salaries
7Maryland$136,12815% 128 Salaries
8New Hampshire$133,85014% 31 Salaries
9Texas$132,37712% 268 Salaries
10Oregon$129,69710% 123 Salaries
11Minnesota$126,4817% 148 Salaries
12Virginia$124,3375% 134 Salaries
13Nevada$123,9365% 23 Salaries
14Illinois$123,2665% 185 Salaries
15Florida$123,2665% 170 Salaries
16Arizona$123,2665% 74 Salaries
17North Carolina$120,3932% 136 Salaries
18Wisconsin$117,906-93 Salaries
19Utah$116,834-1% 140 Salaries
20Georgia$115,762-2% 109 Salaries
21Tennessee$115,227-2% 62 Salaries
22Pennsylvania$112,547-5% 152 Salaries
23Nebraska$111,542-5% 29 Salaries
24District of Columbia$110,798-6% 29 Salaries
25South Carolina$107,576-9% 46 Salaries
26Iowa$107,353-9% 31 Salaries
27Oklahoma$105,593-10% 29 Salaries
28Indiana$105,580-10% 74 Salaries
29Connecticut$104,106-12% 27 Salaries
30Michigan$103,168-12% 123 Salaries
31Idaho$100,140-15% 38 Salaries
32Ohio$97,423-17% 111 Salaries
33Missouri$95,933-19% 70 Salaries
34Alabama$91,712-22% 42 Salaries
35Kentucky$91,514-22% 33 Salaries

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Bash & Shell Developer Salary by Years of Professional Experience

Making money as a Bash & Shell developer is often based on how long you have been working as a developer. People who have been working as developers for a while usually make more money than people who are just starting out.

Chart explanation: The X-axis shows years of professional coding experience. A newbie is a developer who just got into the industry or someone with less than one year of experience.

Bash & Shell Developer Salary by Size of Company

Chart explanation: The X-axis shows the company size in terms of the number of employees. A freelancer does not necessarily represent a company; it may also be a sole proprietor or contractor.


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