Average Experienced Data Engineer Salary in San Jose, California

$140,221
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$15,000
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The average salary for an Experienced Data Engineer in San Jose, California is $140,221.
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$93k
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$140k
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$194k
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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.

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What Are Popular Skills for Data Engineers?

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

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 $95,000 based on 6 salaries. An early career Data Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $111,910 based on 22 salaries. A mid-career Data Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $130,103 based on 10 salaries.
Employees with Data Engineer in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 9.2% more than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Austin, Texas (22.4% less), Chicago, Illinois (22.1% less) and Minneapolis, Minnesota (18.1% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 38 survey responses.
Entry Level
15.8%
Early Career
57.9%
Mid Career
26.3%