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Ruby on Rails Developer Salary in the United States 🇺🇸

Martin Milo
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The median Ruby on Rails developer salary in the United States is $121,060 per year or $62 per hour in 2022. The median salary is different depending on where you live and how long you have been working.

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How much does a Ruby on Rails developer make in the United States?

$121,060 / Annual

Based on 1239 salaries

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

Map of Ruby on Rails Developer Salary by State

Developers can expect much higher salaries in Washington, Massachusetts, California.

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While in Washington, developers can expect $160,462 per year, in Utah, it's just $93,809 per year.

3 States with the Highest Ruby on Rails Developer Median Salary, August 2022:

  1. Washington - $160,462
  2. Massachusetts - $152,940
  3. California - $150,433

3 States with the Lowest Ruby on Rails Developer Median Salary, August 2022:

  1. Utah - $93,809
  2. Minnesota - $110,393
  3. Florida - $111,320

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 Ruby on Rails Developer Salary by State

Salary Difference 
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1Washington$160,46233% 99 Salaries
2Massachusetts$152,94026% 74 Salaries
3California$150,43324% 192 Salaries
4New York$140,40416% 103 Salaries
5North Carolina$136,83113% 52 Salaries
6Texas$130,3758% 89 Salaries
7Colorado$130,3758% 82 Salaries
8Oregon$129,8747% 50 Salaries
9Illinois$125,3614% 72 Salaries
10Ohio$121,061-56 Salaries
11South Carolina$120,597-31 Salaries
12Georgia$120,133-1% 47 Salaries
13Tennessee$115,959-4% 29 Salaries
14Pennsylvania$115,959-4% 54 Salaries
15Virginia$111,320-8% 36 Salaries
16Michigan$111,320-8% 36 Salaries
17Florida$111,320-8% 59 Salaries
18Minnesota$110,393-9% 47 Salaries
19Utah$93,809-23% 31 Salaries

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Ruby on Rails Developer Salary by Years of Professional Experience

Perhaps the most significant factor that comes into play is the years of professional experience. New Ruby on Rails developer usually earn less than experienced developers and have far fewer options than mid-level or senior developers.

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.

Ruby on Rails 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.


So, if you are a Ruby on Rails developer, or want to become one, your skills are in high demand and you can likely command very good salary. Keep in mind that it vary depending on location, but with a few years of experience under your belt, you will be highly employable.

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