An Entry-Level Data Engineer earns an average salary of $82,231 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Machine Learning, Scala, Java, Apache Spark, and Amazon Web Services (AWS).

$59,816 - $122,569
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MEDIAN: $82,230
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$59,816 - $122,569  
   
Bonus
$2,027 - $24,958  
Profit Sharing
$6,600  
Total Pay (?
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$59,829 - $127,254  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 231
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$32.00  
   
Overtime
$43.17  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$2,027 - $24,958  
   
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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$59,829 - $127,254  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 5
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Skills That Affect Data Engineer Salaries

Machine Learning
up arrow 42%

Scala
up arrow 22%

Java
up arrow 20%

Apache Spark
up arrow 18%

Amazon Web Services (AWS)
up arrow 17%

Big Data Analytics
up arrow 13%

ETL (Extract, transform, load)
up arrow 12%

Software Development
up arrow 11%

Apache Hadoop
up arrow 10%

Data Modeling
up arrow 7%

Python
0%

National Average
$84,000

SQL
up arrow 5%

Data Analysis
up arrow 5%

Data Mining / Data Warehouse
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 31 votes.

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 95%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
medical benefits
Vision: 75%
dental benefits
None: 5%
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