Data Engineer Salary

A Data Engineer earns an average salary of $90,286 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Scala, Apache Spark, Data Warehouse, Java, and Data Modeling. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.

$61,440 - $131,656
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$91K
$130K
MEDIAN: $90,957
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$24.13 - $69.54
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MEDIAN: $40.24
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$61,440 - $131,656  
   
Bonus
$2,013 - $24,416  
Profit Sharing
$2,013 - $29,799  
Total Pay (?
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$61,139 - $139,679  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 539
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$26$52$78
Hourly Rate
$24.13 - $69.54  
   
Overtime
$32.88 - $75.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$2,013 - $24,416  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,013 - $29,799  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$61,139 - $139,679  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 31

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Job Description for Data Engineer

Data engineers typically work in an indoor office setting, and a college degree in computer science, engineering, or a related field is often a minimum requirement for this position. Computer skills, particularly with Linux systems, and three to five years of prior work experience may also be required, and applicants should have knowledge of algorithms, data structures, and performance optimism and experience with processing and interpreting data sets.

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Data Engineer Tasks

  • Develop technical solutions to improve access to data and data usage.
  • Understand data needs and advise company on technological resources.
  • Aggregate and analyze various data sets to provide actionable insight.
  • Develop reports, dashboards, and tools for business-users.

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Pay by Experience Level for Data Engineer

Pay by Experience for a Data Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Data Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $86,000 based on 333 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Data Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $110,000 based on 118 salaries. An experienced Data Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $125,000 based on 60 salaries. A Data Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $153,000 based on 6 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $93,489

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Key Stats for Data Engineer

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 61 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
1%
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Experience Affects Data Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
▲63%

▲33%

▲18%

National Average
$93,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect Data Engineer Salaries

Scala
▲17%

▲16%


▲13%

▲12%

▲11%

Linux
▲11%





Python
▼0%

National Average
$93,000

SQL
▼4%



Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 61 votes.

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
vision benefits
Vision: 72%
no benefits
None: 7%
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