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Data engineer salary in United States

How much does a Data Engineer make in the United States?

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The average salary for a data engineer is $114,835 per year in the United States. 4.6k salaries reported, updated at September 13, 2022

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Salaries by years of experience in the United States

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1 to 2 years
3 to 5 years
6 to 9 years
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Top companies for Data Engineers in United States

  1. Netflix
    697 reviews17 salaries reported
    $255,184per year
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Highest paying cities for Data Engineers near United States

  1. San Francisco, CA
    $140,582 per year
    117 salaries reported
  2. New York, NY
    $133,224 per year
    247 salaries reported
  3. Washington, DC
    $133,004 per year
    227 salaries reported
  1. Los Angeles, CA
    $126,146 per year
    90 salaries reported
  2. Chicago, IL
    $124,737 per year
    141 salaries reported
  3. Redmond, WA
    $124,477 per year
    28 salaries reported
  1. Atlanta, GA
    $120,855 per year
    99 salaries reported
  2. Dallas, TX
    $119,855 per year
    115 salaries reported
  3. Austin, TX
    $119,228 per year
    115 salaries reported
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Where can a Data Engineer earn more?

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Best-paid skills and qualifications for Data Engineers

Most recommended certification


(earn +41.93% more)

The jobs requiring this certification have increase by 20.00% since 2018. Data Engineers with this certification earn +41.93% more than the average base salary, which is $114,835 per year.

Job Trend
YearNumber of job openings on Indeed requiring this certificationChange from previous year
20171increase by 1
20185increase by 400.00%
20196increase by 20.00%

Top companies hiring Data Engineers with the recommended certification

Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield
CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
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Top schools offering CAP

Skye Learning

4 reviews

Saint Michael's College

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Most common benefits for Data Engineers

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • AD&D insurance
  • Adoption assistance
  • Commuter assistance
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Employee stock purchase plan
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flexible spending account
  • Gym membership
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Opportunities for advancement
  • Paid sick time
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Professional development assistance
  • Profit sharing
  • Referral program
  • Relocation assistance
  • Retirement plan
  • Stock options
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Unlimited paid time off
  • Vision insurance
  • Work from home
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Salary satisfaction

Based on 568 ratings

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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How much do similar professions get paid in United States?

Software Engineer

192,590 job openings

Average $93,809 per year

Business Intelligence Developer

10,429 job openings

Average $100,700 per year

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Common questions about salaries for a Data Engineer

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