Data Engineer Salary

Average Yearly Salary
$107,000
$83,000
Min 10%
$107,000
Median 50%
$139,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Netflix
Highest Paying City
San Francisco, CA
Highest Paying State
California
Average Experience Level
2.4 years
How much does a data engineer make?
As a Data Engineer in the USA, you can expect to earn on average $107,868 per year or $51.86 per hour. If you are in the top 10 percent, you will make over $139,000; however, if you are in the bottom 10 percent, you will earn less than $83,000 per year. Technology companies and Manufacturing companies are the best when it comes to the number of employment opportunities. States with the highest Data Engineer salaries include California, Washington, New York, Texas, and Nevada. Most Data Engineers spend 2.4 years in the position.
Annual Salaries For Related Jobs
Engineer
$79,392

Average Data Engineer Salary By Location

Data Engineers in the United States of America make on average $107,868 a year or $51.86 per hour. The city with the highest Data Engineer salary is San Francisco, CA at $130,909 per year. Not only that, San Francisco, CA also has an average entry-level salary of $91,000. The top 5 states with the highest reported Data Engineer salaries are California, Washington, New York, Texas, and Nevada. On the other hand, Tennessee, North Dakota, West Virginia, Kentucky, and South Dakota report the lowest wages for Data Engineers.

Map of Data Engineer Salaries

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

Average Salary:

Average Data Engineer Salary By Company

If you are a Data Engineer, you can expect good job security. However, keep in mind that some industries pay better than others. Employers that have the highest concentration of job opportunities for Data Engineers are Technology companies and Manufacturing companies. Companies like Netflix or Twitter will get you the highest pay packages. If you can find a job at a company like Facebook or FullContact, they also offer very competitive salaries to their Data Engineers.
Company
Average Salary
$169,178
$169k
$153,803
$154k
$148,582
$149k
$146,933
$147k
$144,164
$144k

Average Data Engineer Pay By Industry

Wages for Data Engineers can differ based on the industry they work in. By looking at our data, we can see that Retail companies, Media companies, and Technology companies pay their Data Engineers well. Retail companies pay Data Engineers an average salary of $125,138, Media companies pay $118,286, and Technology companys come in at $107,057. At $98,127, the average salary for Data Engineers in the Health Care industry is lower than other industries.
Industry
Average Salary
Retail
Retail
$125,138
$125k
Media
Media
$118,286
$118k
Technology
Technology
$107,057
$107k
Finance
Finance
$99,129
$99k
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
$98,250
$98k
Health Care
Health Care
$98,127
$98k

Data Engineer Salary History

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

National Average
Ashburn, VA

Data Engineer Salary By Experience Level

The salary for a Data Engineer can range from $68,029 to $170,509 depending on the amount of work experience that the person has. Data on how experience level affects salary 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.

Recently Added Data Engineer Salaries

Company
Job
Location
Date Added
Salary
Data Engineer
04/28/2020
$56,339
Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Data Analytics Engineer
04/28/2020
$78,600
Management Decisions, Inc.
Big Data Engineer (Scala/Spark)
04/26/2020
$130,000
Management Decisions, Inc.
Data Engineer/Scala
04/20/2020
$146,090
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Senior Data Engineer
04/20/2020
$313,050
Management Decisions, Inc.
Machine Learning Data Engineer
04/20/2020
$130,000
Management Decisions, Inc.
Senior Data Engineer/Java/Scala/Hadoop/Spark
04/20/2020
$187,830
Management Decisions, Inc.
Data Engineer/Python/Spark
04/20/2020
$160,000
Management Decisions, Inc.
Big Data Engineer
04/20/2020
$198,265
Management Decisions, Inc.
Data Engineer/Deep Learning
04/20/2020
$146,090
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