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SQL Developer Salary in the United States 🇺🇸

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The median SQL developer salary in the United States is $109,840 per year or $56 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 SQL developer make in the United States?

$109,840 / Annual

Based on 5971 salaries

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

Map of SQL Developer Salary by State

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

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While in California, developers can expect $154,385 per year, in Louisiana, it's just $78,250 per year.

3 States with the Highest SQL Developer Median Salary, August 2022:

  1. California - $154,385
  2. Washington - $148,041
  3. New Jersey - $148,041

3 States with the Lowest SQL Developer Median Salary, August 2022:

  1. Louisiana - $78,250
  2. Oklahoma - $85,586
  3. Connecticut - $86,809

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 SQL Developer Salary by State

Salary Difference 
Based on 
1California$154,38541% 626 Salaries
2Washington$148,04135% 326 Salaries
3New Jersey$148,04135% 145 Salaries
4Massachusetts$137,99526% 207 Salaries
5New York$132,17920% 362 Salaries
6Colorado$126,89216% 219 Salaries
7Oregon$125,83415% 127 Salaries
8New Hampshire$122,26611% 23 Salaries
9Utah$120,54710% 197 Salaries
10Maryland$118,0367% 115 Salaries
11Minnesota$116,8466% 180 Salaries
12Virginia$116,3186% 161 Salaries
13North Carolina$116,3186% 192 Salaries
14Georgia$114,7314% 157 Salaries
15Illinois$114,2034% 262 Salaries
16District of Columbia$113,5603% 39 Salaries
17Wisconsin$113,1853% 161 Salaries
18Nevada$111,5062% 23 Salaries
19Texas$111,0301% 388 Salaries
20Florida$109,973-270 Salaries
21Arizona$109,709-121 Salaries
22Idaho$108,916-1% 65 Salaries
23South Carolina$105,743-4% 65 Salaries
24Iowa$105,743-4% 75 Salaries
25Pennsylvania$103,628-6% 222 Salaries
26Missouri$102,174-7% 129 Salaries
27Vermont$101,725-7% 29 Salaries
28Michigan$101,514-8% 222 Salaries
29Indiana$101,514-8% 97 Salaries
30Ohio$100,456-9% 236 Salaries
31Nebraska$99,769-9% 55 Salaries
32Kentucky$98,606-10% 61 Salaries
33Tennessee$98,341-10% 95 Salaries
34New Mexico$97,813-11% 23 Salaries
35Arkansas$97,813-11% 43 Salaries
36Alabama$97,813-11% 53 Salaries
37Kansas$97,084-12% 53 Salaries
38Connecticut$86,809-21% 53 Salaries
39Oklahoma$85,586-22% 57 Salaries
40Louisiana$78,250-29% 37 Salaries

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SQL Developer Salary by Years of Professional Experience

Making money as a SQL 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.

SQL 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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