Average Data Engineer Salary

$92,054
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$7,761
Bonus
$6,716
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The average salary for a Data Engineer is $92,054.
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$65k
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$92k
90%
$132k
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What Do Data Engineers Do?

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.

Job Satisfaction for Data Engineer

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The top respondents for the job title Data Engineer are from the companies Amazon.com Inc, Capital One Financial Corp and Facebook Inc. Reported salaries are highest at Facebook Inc where the average pay is $130,180. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Amazon.com Inc and Capital One Financial Corp, earning around $109,825 and $97,862, respectively. Fidelity Investments pays the lowest at around $67,569. The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. and UnitedHealth Group also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $78,000 and $79,000, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Data Engineers?

Skills in Python, ETL (Extract, transform, load) and Apache Spark are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Data Analysis and SQL.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Data Engineers?

An entry-level Data Engineer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $77,288 based on 265 salaries. An early career Data Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $87,096 based on 1,847 salaries. A mid-career Data Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $103,797 based on 630 salaries. An experienced Data Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $118,615 based on 333 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $116,697.
Employees with Data Engineer in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 35.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Seattle, Washington (11.4% more) and New York, New York (10.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (6.0% less) and Boston, Massachusetts (0.9% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 3,144 survey responses.
Entry Level
8.4%
Early Career
58.7%
Mid Career
20.0%
Experienced
10.6%
Late Career
2.2%