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Data engineer salary in United States

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

Average base salary

Average $126,038
Low $80,927
High $196,294
Non-cash benefit
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The average salary for a data engineer is $126,038 per year in the United States. 7k salaries reported, updated at December 5, 2023

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Salaries by years of experience in the United States

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6 to 9 years
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Top companies for Data Engineers in United States

  1. Meta
    746 reviews82 salaries reported
    $174,408per year
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Highest paying cities for Data Engineers near United States

  1. San Francisco, CA
    $157,868 per year
    195 salaries reported
  2. Washington, DC
    $141,281 per year
    183 salaries reported
  3. San Jose, CA
    $138,466 per year
    63 salaries reported
  1. McLean, VA
    $138,020 per year
    23 salaries reported
  2. Boston, MA
    $130,582 per year
    159 salaries reported
  3. New York, NY
    $126,906 per year
    570 salaries reported
  1. Chicago, IL
    $125,687 per year
    174 salaries reported
  2. Richmond, VA
    $116,817 per year
    36 salaries reported
  3. Atlanta, GA
    $112,404 per year
    178 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 skill

Redis(earn +15.34% more)

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 $126,038 per year.

Job Trend
YearNumber of job openings on Indeed requiring this skillChange from previous year
2012238increase by 238
20131066increase by 347.90%
20141251increase by 17.35%
20151678increase by 34.13%
20162274increase by 35.52%
20171132decrease by 50.22%
20181567increase by 38.43%
20191477decrease by 5.74%

Top companies hiring Data Engineers with the recommended skill

Steneral Consulting
Stefanini IT Solution
Sumitomo Pharma America, Inc.
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More critical skills and qualifications that pay well

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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?

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Common questions about salaries for a Data Engineer

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