$91,885
Avg. Salary
$50.97
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$6,767

Bonus

$2,487

Profit Sharing

$2,750

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Performance Engineer is $50.97 per hour.

The median Performance Engineer has a base pay of $91,885. Salaries generally range from $66k to $128k. The median bonus is $6,767. Skills that can affect salary include Performance Analysis, Web Performance Monitoring/Tuning, LoadRunner, Data Analysis, Apache JMeter, Python, Java.
$26.73
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$50.97
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$71.57
90%
MEDIAN $50.97
$66k
10%
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50%
$128k
90%
MEDIAN $91,885
$66,310 - $127,870
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MEDIAN: $91,885
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$0$137K
Salary $66,310 - $127,870
Bonus $1,495 - $14,375
Profit Sharing $97.87 - $10,213
Commission $2,750
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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$67,258 - $137,413
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 532
Hourly Data $0$103
Hourly Rate $26.73 - $71.57
Overtime $44.63
Annual Data $0$137K
Bonus $1,495 - $14,375
Commission $2,750
Profit Sharing $97.87 - $10,213
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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$67,258 - $137,413
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 51

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

Performance Engineer Pay By Employer

$0$143K

Verizon Wireless
14 profiles
$83,486

$118,181

$79,593

Performance Engineer Job Listings

Popular Skills for Performance Engineer


Performance Engineers generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Most notably, skills in Java, Web Performance Monitoring/Tuning, Apache JMeter, and Performance Analysis are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing Python as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Data Analysis and LoadRunner also typically command lower compensation. It is often found that people who know LoadRunner are also skilled in Web Performance Monitoring/Tuning.

Pay by Experience Level for Performance Engineer

Pay by Experience for a Performance Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Performance Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $82,000 based on 133 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Performance Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $94,000 based on 152 salaries. An experienced Performance Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $111,000 based on 105 salaries. A Performance Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $125,000 based on 17 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $95,991

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Performance Engineers, working in the bustling city of San Francisco has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Performance Engineers will also find cushy salaries in Santa Clara (+41 percent), San Jose (+34 percent), Boston (+17 percent), and Austin (+14 percent). Compared to the national average, Charlotte Performance Engineers have considerably lower salaries, 27 percent below the national average to be exact. Location appears to be a major driving force in pay for those in this profession. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Columbus (18 percent lower) and Phoenix (17 percent lower).

Performance Engineer Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Performance Engineer?

Performance Engineer:
Love the job and the team, but benefits are not that great with a single high deductible medical, 2% pay increase each year doesn’t end up being performance related and doesn’t instill a feeling of appreciation by upper management.

Performance Engineer in Palo Alto:
"Performance Engineering."
Gather business requirements. Identify test cases and scenarios. Identify if baselining is required to existing programs. Identify stand-alone programs. Gather the Production volume expected. Run tests in a test environment that is as close of a match to the Production system as possible (hardware wise) Run performance tests with enough volume to represent production volumes. Identify performance bottlenecks. Analyze the identified issue. Provide a recommendation to the concerned group. Re-test after issue is resolved. Document the whole process.

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Key Stats for Performance Engineer

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 85 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
36%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
6%

Experience Affects Performance Engineer Salaries

▲30%

▲15%

National Average
$96,000

▼2%

▼15%

Skills That Affect Performance Engineer Salaries

Java
▲2%


National Average
$96,000



▼5%


Python
▼24%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 85 votes.

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
36%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
vision benefits
Vision: 73%
no benefits
None: 9%