How much does a Data Engineer make in the United States?
Average base salaryData source tooltip for average base salary.
The average salary for a data engineer is $122,909 per year in the United States and $5,000 cash bonus per year.
Salaries by years of experience in the United States
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Best-paid skills and qualifications for data engineers
The jobs requiring this skill have decrease by 5.74% since 2018. Data Engineers with this skill earn +15.34% more than the average base salary, which is $122,909 per year.
|Year||Number of job openings on Indeed requiring this skill||Change from previous year|
|2012||238||increase by 238|
|2013||1066||increase by 347.90%|
|2014||1251||increase by 17.35%|
|2015||1678||increase by 34.13%|
|2016||2274||increase by 35.52%|
|2017||1132||decrease by 50.22%|
|2018||1567||increase by 38.43%|
|2019||1477||decrease by 5.74%|
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More critical skills and qualifications that pay well
69% of Data engineers in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area
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