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How Much Does a Data Engineer Earn In The United States?

Data Engineer Salaries
Updated December 31, 2020
Average Yearly Salary
$105,000
$78,000
$105,000
$141,000
Data engineers in the United States make an average salary of $105,433 per year or $50.69 per hour. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $78,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $141,000. As most things go, location can be critical. California, Washington, New York, New Hampshire, and Oregon provide the highest data engineer salaries.
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Where Data Engineers Earn The Most

The darker areas on the map show where data engineers earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

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How Much Do Data Engineers Earn In Different Cities?

If both location and money are important to you, then you might want to check out moving to California, Washington and New York, as these three states offer the highest salaries throughout the U.S. for data engineers. Quite opposite of that list is the lowest paying states, which are Indiana, Louisiana, and West Virginia.
Location
City
Average Salary

San Francisco, CA

Salary Range105k - 161k$130k$130,124

Seattle, WA

Salary Range93k - 137k$113k$113,050

New York, NY

Salary Range84k - 130k$105k$104,617

Washington, DC

Salary Range82k - 125k$101k$101,476

Beaverton, OR

Salary Range80k - 117k$97k$96,897

Boston, MA

Salary Range77k - 115k$94k$94,334

Hartford, CT

Salary Range74k - 114k$93k$92,664

Austin, TX

Salary Range74k - 110k$90k$90,401

Arlington, VA

Salary Range72k - 110k$90k$89,784

Phoenix, AZ

Salary Range72k - 110k$89k$89,365
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$161k

High Paying Data Engineer Jobs

Which Companies Pay Data Engineers The Most?

If you want to get paid the most as a data engineer, being employed by a company such as Twitter or Segment.io would be a smart choice, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. Additionally, companies like Home Box Office and Airbnb also report highly competitive salaries for data engineers.
Company
Company
Average Salary
Twitter
Salary Range148k - 168k$158k$158,239
Segment.io
Salary Range134k - 168k$150k$150,161
Home Box Office
Salary Range137k - 160k$149k$148,713
Airbnb
Salary Range138k - 159k$149k$148,692
IZEA Worldwide
Salary Range132k - 166k$149k$148,513
Glassdoor
Salary Range138k - 157k$148k$147,608
Leaf Group
Salary Range131k - 163k$147k$146,928
Uber Technologies
Salary Range133k - 160k$146k$146,222
Publicis Media
Salary Range125k - 167k$145k$145,090
Apixio
Salary Range129k - 162k$145k$144,965
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    How Much Do Data Engineers Make In Different Industries?

    The salary for a data engineer can vary depending on what industry the job is in. The highest salaries for data engineers tend to be found in media, automotive, and retail companies. In fact, data engineers can make a yearly salary of $119,614 while working for media companies.
    Industry
    Average Salary

    Media

    Salary Range94k - 151k$120k$119,614

    Automotive

    Salary Range108k - 130k$119k$119,033

    Retail

    Salary Range104k - 129k$117k$116,696

    Technology

    Salary Range94k - 132k$112k$111,928

    Professional

    Salary Range96k - 120k$107k$107,483

    Finance

    Salary Range73k - 107k$89k$88,857
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    $151k

    How Experience Affects Data Engineer Salaries

    The salary for a data engineer can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

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    CompanyJobLocationDate AddedSalary
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    $180,000
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    $105,000
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    $79,700
    $79,700
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    Schaumburg, IL
    Schaumburg, IL
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    $125,220
    $125,220
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    Suncoast Schools Federal Credit Union
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    Data Engineer Supervisor
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    Portland, ME
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    01/28/2021
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    $65,000
    $65,000
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    Data Engineer
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    Broomfield, CO
    Broomfield, CO
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    $71,500
    $71,500
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    Suncoast Schools Federal Credit Union
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    Data Engineer Supervisor
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    San Antonio, TX
    San Antonio, TX
    01/28/2021
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    $65,000
    $65,000
    01/28/2021
    Suncoast Schools Federal Credit Union
    Suncoast Schools Federal Credit Union
    Data Engineer Supervisor
    Data Engineer Supervisor
    Data Engineer Supervisor
    Birmingham, AL
    Birmingham, AL
    01/28/2021
    01/28/2021
    $65,000
    $65,000
    01/28/2021
    Suncoast Schools Federal Credit Union
    Suncoast Schools Federal Credit Union
    Data Engineer Supervisor
    Data Engineer Supervisor
    Data Engineer Supervisor
    Knoxville, TN
    Knoxville, TN
    01/28/2021
    01/28/2021
    $65,000
    $65,000
    01/28/2021