An Entry-Level Data Engineer earns an average salary of $83,323 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Machine Learning, Scala, Apache Spark, Data Warehouse, and Java.

$60,726 - $121,289
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$120K
MEDIAN: $83,323
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$25.00 - $45.00
$32
MEDIAN: $32.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$60,726 - $121,289  
   
Bonus
$2,024 - $24,169  
Profit Sharing
$6,600  
Total Pay (?
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$60,757 - $125,097  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 290
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$32.00  
   
Overtime
$10.93 - $47.79  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$2,024 - $24,169  
   
Profit Sharing
$6,600  
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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$60,757 - $125,097  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 7

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National Average: $85,539

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Data Engineer Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Data Engineer in Baton Rouge:
"Software doesn't matter."
If you learn data structures and how they fit together, then any reliable software you are comfortable with will work. You're best off learning both something specifically for data manipulation, and something more broad for text manipulation.

Key Stats for Data Engineer

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 38 votes.
077
Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
78%
5-9 years
9%
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Skills That Affect Data Engineer Salaries

Machine Learning
up arrow 34%

Scala
up arrow 27%

Apache Spark
up arrow 19%

Java
up arrow 17%

Data Warehouse
up arrow 17%

Data Modeling
up arrow 12%

Software Development
up arrow 10%

Big Data Analytics
up arrow 9%

Amazon Web Services (AWS)
up arrow 8%

Apache Hadoop
up arrow 7%

ETL (Extract, transform, load)
up arrow 2%

Data Mining / Data Warehouse
up arrow 1%

Python
0%

National Average
$86,000

Data Analysis
up arrow 4%

SQL
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 38 votes.

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 95%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
vision benefits
Vision: 75%
dental benefits
None: 5%
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