Performance Engineer Salary

Earnings for Performance Engineers in the United States come in at around $83K annually on average. With some bonuses approaching $15K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $7K, overall incomes of Performance Engineers spread between $64K and $131K depending on individual performance. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Performance Engineers. Nearly all report receiving medical and dental coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect vision insurance. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$61,194 - $117,654
(Median)
$61K
$83K
$120K
MEDIAN: $83,383
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90%

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$39.15 - $69.18
(Median)
$39
$51
$69
MEDIAN: $51.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$61,194 - $117,654  
   
Bonus
$507 - $14,607  
Profit Sharing
$755 - $6,544  
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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$63,711 - $130,602  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 376
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$39.15 - $69.18  
   
Overtime
$28.00 - $65.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$507 - $14,607  
   
Profit Sharing
$755 - $6,544  
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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$63,711 - $130,602  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 40
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Job Description for Performance Engineer

A performance engineer ensures that their organization's products work as promised. Their main goal is to identify any issues that would cause the product to not work as described and subsequently help resolve those issues. They are involved in the design, implementation, and operation stages of product development. During each phase of the project, the performance engineer must identify potential problems; this is not limited to issues that might occur in manufacturing, usage, and repair - it also includes testing the product under normal usage conditions to ensure it will last for the advertised life cycle. Performance engineers are also responsible for testing the system in ways it was not designed for, ensuring the system can withstand the wear and tear of consumer usage. This includes running cycle life tests to ensure that the product will remain in the same working condition until it has become old or obsolete.

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Performance Engineer Tasks

  • Collaborate with senior engineers to review performance and trends with vendors.
  • Develop and conduct performance and stress tests, and analyze data.
  • Monitor and report on day to day network performance.
  • Isolate performance issues, and recommend and implement solutions.

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Popular Skills for Performance Engineer


Performance Engineers usually report a few specific skills. Most notably, skills in LoadRunner, Performance Analysis, Web Performance Monitoring/Tuning, and Data Analysis are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Data Analysis. Those educated in LoadRunner tend to be well versed in Web Performance Monitoring/Tuning.

Pay by Experience Level for Performance Engineer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $75K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $91K. Six-figure salaries surface after one to two decades on the job — experienced professionals in this group reap a six-figure median of $104K. Respondents who boast more than 20 years of experience can't seem to boast paychecks reflecting that extensive experience, though; veteran Performance Engineers report making only $103K on average.

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Experience Affects Performance Engineer Salaries


Late-Career
up arrow 16%


National Average
$88,000


Skills That Affect Performance Engineer Salaries

LoadRunner
up arrow 3%

Performance Analysis
up arrow 2%

National Average
$88,000

Web Performance Monitoring/Tuning
up arrow 1%

Data Analysis
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 74 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
37%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 86%
vision benefits Vision: 74% employee benefits None: 9%
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