Ruby Developer Hourly Salary 2013

March 20th, 2013 by lewis

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Adam Loving conducted a survey on Ruby developer hourly salaries for 2013.  Here are the top takeaways from his 135 responses:

As expected, Ruby developers with more experience make more than those with less experience. For example, 20 survey takers reported that they make less than $50/hr. with only 1-2 years of experience.

If you’re a Ruby developer, it’s more lucrative to be in San Francisco than in Seattle.  SF developers most commonly report that they make $126-$150/hr. while Seattle developers often report that they make $76-100/hr.  There’s not enough data to infer trends in Austin, Boston, LA, or New York City.  However, it’s interesting that Ruby developers can be had for less than $50/hr. from other parts of the world.  A quick check on oDesk for Ruby developers confirms this.

If you’re interested in playing with the chart data, go to this Tableau link.

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3 Responses to “Ruby Developer Hourly Salary 2013”

  1. March 21, 2013 at 7:57 pm, Alec said:

    Thank you for sharing this data. I was hoping if you could clarify if these were contractor rates or yearly salary divided by hours worked in a year?

    • March 22, 2013 at 8:16 am, lewis said:

      You’re welcome! These are hourly contractor rates.

  2. October 23, 2013 at 5:27 pm, Kristen said:

    Yes, but SFO cost of living is ~28% higher, and there is no state income tax in WA state.