Salaries//Data Engineer

Data Engineer salary in US

Average Base Salary in US

$125,061
$26,359
Additional Cash Compensation
$151,420
Total Compensation
Median: 120,000
Min: $0K
Max: $300K

How Much Does a Data Engineer Make in US?

The average salary for a Data Engineer in US is $125,061. The average additional cash compensation for a Data Engineer in US is $26,359. The average total compensation for a Data Engineer in US is $151,420. Data Engineer salaries are based on responses gathered by Built In from anonymous Data Engineer employees in US.

Data Engineer
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best-paying cities for Data Engineer

The metropolitan areas that pay the highest salaries for software engineers are San Francisco, Remote, Colorado, Los Angeles and Seattle.
City NameAverage SalaryCompared to National Average
San Francisco, CA$157,926
+ 25% (118,896)
Remote$148,513
+ 20% (118,896)
Colorado, CO$134,717
+ 12% (118,896)
Los Angeles, CA$132,942
+ 11% (118,896)
Seattle, WA$130,785
+ 9% (118,896)
Miami, FL$130,714
+ 9% (118,896)
Houston, TX$130,000
+ 9% (118,896)
Washington DC$129,000
+ 8% (118,896)
New York City, NY$128,534
+ 7% (118,896)
Portland, OR$124,556
+ 5% (118,896)

Data Engineer Salary by gender

The average Data Engineer salary for women is $119,199 and the average Data Engineer salary for men is $121,324.

Data Engineer Salary by Years of Experience

The average salary for a Data Engineer with 7+ years of experience is $139,895. The average salary for <1 year of experience is $97,812.

Data Engineer Salary ranges

The most common Data Engineer salary in US is between $130k - $140k.

Average Data + Analytics salaries in US

Job TitleAverage SalarySalary Range
Junior Data Analyst$62,447
Min: $40K
Max: $120K
Junior Business Analyst$66,160
Min: $30K
Max: $134K
Business Analyst$83,165
Min: $0K
Max: $250K
Data Analyst$84,223
Min: $0K
Max: $210K
Business Intelligence Analyst$87,537
Min: $10K
Max: $175K
Junior Data Scientist$87,887
Min: $1K
Max: $140K
Business Intelligence Developer$101,661
Min: $10K
Max: $400K
Senior Business Analyst$101,756
Min: $60K
Max: $188K
Senior Data Analyst$102,256
Min: $48K
Max: $210K
Analytics Manager$116,846
Min: $0K
Max: $302K
Data Engineer$125,061
Min: $0K
Max: $300K
Data Scientist$125,677
Min: $10K
Max: $345K
Business Intelligence Manager$126,087
Min: $38K
Max: $260K
Database Administrator$131,381
Min: $69K
Max: $260K
Big Data Engineer$132,171
Min: $103K
Max: $227K
Senior Data Engineer$137,828
Min: $30K
Max: $254K
Data Architect$145,374
Min: $0K
Max: $279K
Senior Data Scientist$149,231
Min: $47K
Max: $396K
Director of Analytics$161,232
Min: $2K
Max: $350K
Data Engineering Manager$164,650
Min: $110K
Max: $279K
Engineering Manager$171,228
Min: $0K
Max: $531K
Chief Information Officer$215,391
Min: $96K
Max: $315K
CIO (Chief Information Officer)$228,440
Min: $96K
Max: $450K

FAQ

Q:

What is a data engineer?

A.
A data engineer builds, maintains, or develops systems that collect, store, and analyze data. Data engineers use big data tools, computer programming languages, and machine learning techniques to collect and clean large amounts of data and prepare it for analysis.
Q:

How to become a data engineer?

A.
Data engineer candidates typically have a bachelor’s degree in computer science, data science, software engineering, information systems, or a related field. A master’s degree in data engineering, data analytics, data science, or a similar field to enter competitive or higher-level roles is also common. Candidates will also need to obtain applicable experience through an internship and/or on-the-job training.
Q:

How much does a data engineer make?

A.

The salary range for a data engineer is $55K-$275K. The average salary for a Data Engineer in US is $125,061.

Career Info

Data Engineer jobs in US

Skills that affect Data Engineer salaries in US

1
Business Reporting & Analysis
1% have this skill
2
Python
1% have this skill
3
Data Architecture
1% have this skill
4
SQL
0% have this skill
5
Data Modeling
0% have this skill
6
Data Warehousing
0% have this skill

Average Data Engineer Salary by Company Size

People with the job title Data Engineer make the most at companies with 201-500 employees, earning $122,583 on average.

Recent Data Engineer salaries in US

$120,000
Yearly Salary
A Data Engineer reported a yearly salary of $120,000
1-3 Years of Experience
Male
11-50 Employees
New York City, NY
$120,000
Yearly Salary
A Data Engineer reported a yearly salary of $120,000
7+ Years of Experience
Female
51-200 Employees
Sacramento, CA
$131,000
Yearly Salary
A senior data engineer reported a yearly salary of $131,000
7+ Years of Experience
Male
1,000+ Employees
Washington DC
$190,000
Yearly Salary
A Data Engineer reported a yearly salary of $190,000 with +$45,000 in additional cash compensation
5-7 Years of Experience
Female
201-500 Employees
Los Angeles, CA
$205,000
Yearly Salary
A Data Analytics Engineer reported a yearly salary of $205,000
3-5 Years of Experience
Male
51-200 Employees
Chicago, IL
$110,000
Yearly Salary
A Data Engineer reported a yearly salary of $110,000 with +$8,000 in additional cash compensation
5-7 Years of Experience
Prefer not to say
1,000+ Employees
Chicago, IL
$225,000
Yearly Salary
A Data Engineer reported a yearly salary of $225,000
7+ Years of Experience
Prefer not to say
501-1,000 Employees
Los Angeles, CA
$112,000
Yearly Salary
A Data Engineer reported a yearly salary of $112,000 with +$11,200 in additional cash compensation
3-5 Years of Experience
Male
501-1,000 Employees
Chicago, IL
$127,000
Yearly Salary
A Data Scientist reported a yearly salary of $127,000 with +$12,700 in additional cash compensation
1-3 Years of Experience
Male
501-1,000 Employees
Chicago, IL
$125,000
Yearly Salary
A Data Engineer reported a yearly salary of $125,000
3-5 Years of Experience
Male
51-200 Employees
Remote