Updated Sep 15, 2022

How much does a Data Engineer make?

Updated Sep 15, 2022

Experience

Industry

$113,195 / yrTotal Pay
$95,163 / yrBase Pay
$18,032 / yrAdditional Pay

$113,195

 / yr
$73K$178K
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The estimated total pay for a Data Engineer is $113,195 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $95,163 per year. These numbers represent the median, which is the midpoint of the ranges from our proprietary Total Pay Estimate model and based on salaries collected from our users. The estimated additional pay is $18,032 per year. Additional pay could include cash bonus, commission, tips, and profit sharing. The "Most Likely Range" represents values that exist within the 25th and 75th percentile of all pay data available for this role.

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Total Pay Trajectory

For Data Engineer

$113,195 /yr
Data Engineer
$156,389 /yr
Senior Data Engineer
$168,042 /yr
Lead Data Engineer
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Related Job Titles

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Some related job titles are Analytics Salaries with median pay of $130,086, Data Analytics Salaries with median pay of $116,053, Data Mining Salaries with median pay of $96,229, Data Scientist Salaries with median pay of $125,702.

Top Paying Companies

For a Data Engineer in United States

Below is the total pay for the top 10 highest paying companies for a Data Engineer in United States. Employers include Wish, Meta and Google.

1
Wish
$206,699/yr
2
Meta
$206,014/yr
4
Adobe
$191,061/yr
6
eBay
$190,553/yr
8
Zuora
$190,388/yr
10
Unity
$188,710/yr

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Top Paying Industries

For a Data Engineer in United States

The top 5 paying industries for a Data Engineer in United States are Real Estate with a median total pay of $151,080, Information Technology with a median total pay of $143,532, Media & Communication with a median total pay of $141,995, Energy, Mining & Utilities with a median total pay of $141,642, and Agriculture with a median total pay of $140,367.

IndustryTotal PayTotal Pay Insight
  • Real EstateReal Estate$151,080

    10% Higher than other industries

  • Information TechnologyInformation Technology$143,532

    6% Higher than other industries

  • Media & CommunicationMedia & Communication$141,995

    5% Higher than other industries

  • Energy, Mining & UtilitiesEnergy, Mining & Utilities$141,642

    4% Higher than other industries

  • AgricultureAgriculture$140,367

    4% Higher than other industries

Real Estate

Top paying companies in Real Estate for Data Engineer are Zillow, Snapdocs, and WeWork.

ZillowZillow$184,350/yr
SnapdocsSnapdocs$173,119/yr
WeWorkWeWork$161,058/yr

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What is the pay outlook for Engineering?

Engineering jobs are in high demand with workers receiving generous compensation packages and bonuses. Engineering offers ample opportunity for growth and development with transferable skills across an array of fields from software, supply chain and logistics to aerospace. Most roles require at least a bachelor’s degree. To remain competitive, job-seekers should consider specialization or skill-specific programs such as coding boot-camps or certifications.

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Data Engineer

United States of America

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$91,000

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$84K | $7K

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United States of America

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$100,000

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United States of America

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$125,000

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United States of America

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$180,000

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$161,000

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Data Engineer pay FAQ

The national average salary for a Data Engineer is $95,163 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Data Engineer salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 14104 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Data Engineer employees.

The highest salary for a Data Engineer in United States is $144,997 per year.

The lowest salary for a Data Engineer in United States is $62,456 per year.

If you are thinking of becoming a Data Engineer or planning the next step in your career, find details about the role, the career path and salary trajectory of a Data Engineer.