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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 $131,849
Low $80,314
High $216,450
Cash bonus
$5,000per year
Non-cash benefit
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The average salary for a data engineer is $131,849 per year in the United States and $5,000 cash bonus per year.4.3k salaries reported, updated at June 27, 2022.

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Salaries by years of experience in the United States

Years of experiencePer year
Less than 1 year
1 to 2 years
3 to 5 years
6 to 9 years
More than 10 years
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Top companies for Data Engineers in United States

  1. Netflix
    689 reviews6 salaries reported
    $299,953per year
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Highest paying cities for Data Engineers in United States

  1. Los Angeles, CA
    $161,263 per year
    93 salaries reported
  2. San Francisco, CA
    $155,207 per year
    132 salaries reported
  3. Chicago, IL
    $140,719 per year
    140 salaries reported
  1. New York, NY
    $133,388 per year
    262 salaries reported
  2. Plano, TX
    $132,474 per year
    33 salaries reported
  3. Redmond, WA
    $128,883 per year
    26 salaries reported
  1. Atlanta, GA
    $123,856 per year
    101 salaries reported
  2. Austin, TX
    $123,561 per year
    121 salaries reported
  3. Dallas, TX
    $119,675 per year
    110 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

Redisearn +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 $131,849 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

Antra, Inc
OneGlobe LLC
Atom Learning
Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
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Top certifications

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?

Software Engineer

239,864 job openings

Average $127,294 per year

Business Intelligence Developer

12,458 job openings

Average $95,200 per year

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