Performance Engineer Salary (United States)

The average salary for a Performance Engineer is $84,243 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.
Performance Engineer Total Pay (?
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$58,521 - $116,462
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MEDIAN: $84,242
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Performance Engineer Total Pay (?
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$32.30 - $66.70
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$58,521 - $116,462  
   
Bonus
$19.73 - $14,569  
Profit Sharing
$604 - $7,152  
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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$60,500 - $130,006  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 275
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$32.30 - $66.70  
   
Overtime
$28.00 - $65.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$19.73 - $14,569  
   
Profit Sharing
$604 - $7,152  
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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$60,500 - $130,006  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 275
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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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Pay by Experience Level for Performance Engineer
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
Boston
up arrow 18%
San Francisco
up arrow 8%
Atlanta
up arrow 5%
Chicago
up arrow 4%
National Average
$90,000
Columbus
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Experience Affects Performance Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 23%
Experienced
up arrow 15%
Mid-Career
up arrow 3%
National Average
$90,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 20%

Skills That Affect Performance Engineer Salaries

Web Performance Monitoring/Tuning
up arrow 4%
Performance Analysis
up arrow 3%
National Average
$90,000
Job Satisfaction
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Gender
Female
8%
female alumni
 
Male
92%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
36%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
6%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 84%
vision benefits Vision: 73% employee benefits None: 10%
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