Average Site Reliability Engineer (SRE) Salary

$117,483
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$10,016
Bonus
$10,357
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The average salary for a Site Reliability Engineer (SRE) is $117,483.
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$75k
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$117k
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$156k
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$75k - $156k
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$3k - $23k
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$76k - $171k
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Job Satisfaction for Site Reliability Engineer (SRE)

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Popular Employer Salaries for Site Reliability Engineer (SRE)

The top respondents for the job title Site Reliability Engineer (SRE) are from the companies Apple Computer, Inc, Google, Inc. and Linkedin Corporation. Reported salaries are highest at Microsoft Corp where the average pay is $153,500. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Google, Inc. and Palo Alto Networks, earning around $148,000 and $140,000, respectively. Target Corporation pays the lowest at around $76,014. Nutanix and Apple Computer, Inc also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $88,475 and $134,912, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Site Reliability Engineer (SRE)

Skills in Linux, Development Operations (DevOps) and Python are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Automation Scripting and Amazon Web Services (AWS).

Pay by Experience Level for Site Reliability Engineer (SRE)

An entry-level Site Reliability Engineer (SRE) with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $84,318 based on 32 salaries. An early career Site Reliability Engineer (SRE) with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $105,172 based on 343 salaries. A mid-career Site Reliability Engineer (SRE) with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $119,560 based on 239 salaries. An experienced Site Reliability Engineer (SRE) with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $135,368 based on 225 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $142,724.
Employees with Site Reliability Engineer (SRE) in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 17.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Sunnyvale, California (16.3% more) and New York, New York (10.5% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (16.6% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 902 survey responses.
Entry Level
3.5%
Early Career
38.0%
Mid Career
26.5%
Experienced
24.9%
Late Career
7.0%