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Average Rust Software Engineer Salary Based on Seniority In the US.

Rust is a multi-paradigm programming language focused on performance and safety, especially safe concurrency. Rust is syntactically similar to C++, and provides memory safety without using garbage collection. Rust was originally designed by Graydon Hoare at Mozilla Research, with contributions from Dave Herman, Brendan Eich, and others.

There are many advantages to using Rust, including:


1. Rust is popular because of Rust Foundation backing, which includes members like Microsoft, Meta, Dropbox, Arm, Google, Amazon and others. It came into effect during the economic meltdown when COVID started.

2. Rust is popular because it is a modern alternative to C++. Rust bypasses C++ bugs due to the non-use of nulls. Additionally, Rust almost matches C++ compiling speeds, with developers across the globe focusing on improving its compiling speed further with LLVM (low-level virtual machine) improvements.

3. Rust is popular because of its official package manager Cargo. It solves a major C++ drawback of recompiling code every time you make a change. Cargo bypasses recompilation by checking dependencies.

4. Rust is popular because of its superior memory management. With Rust, you’re in command of how memory allocation and de-allocation work. A smart pointer is allocated when you create a variable to simplify memory management. If the smart pointer goes out of scope, de-allocation takes place. This approach gives you complete control and lets you use multiple smart pointers sharing the same data.


5. Rust is popular because it masters concurrency by providing a bug-free approach to writing code that is also easy to refactor.

6. Rust is popular because it offers WebAssembly support. This means developers can create audio, video, 3D environments, games, and more on the web.



What’s the average Rust Engineer Salary?


Average Rust Engineer Salary (Junior - Senior)


Junior Rust Engineer - $100-$140k


Mid Rust Engineer - $140-$180k


Senior Rust Engineer - $180k-$220k


Principal/Staff Engineer - $220k+




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