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DATA Engineer Salary

National Average
$53,500 $121,938 /year $185,500
$59 /hour
National Average
$4,458 $10,161 /month $15,458
$59 /hour
National Average
$1,029 $2,344 /week $3,567
$59 /hour
National Average
$25.72 $59 /hour $89.18
Annual Salary Monthly Pay Weekly Pay Hourly Wage
Top Earners $166,500 $13,875 $3,201 $80
75th Percentile $142,500 $11,875 $2,740 $69
Average $121,938 $10,161 $2,344 $59
25th Percentile $96,000 $8,000 $1,846 $46
DATA Engineer Salary Comparison by Location
United States
Ashburn, VA

How much does a DATA Engineer make?

As of May 16, 2022, the average annual pay for a DATA Engineer in the United States is $121,938 a year.

Just in case you need a simple salary calculator, that works out to be approximately $58.62 an hour. This is the equivalent of $2,345/week or $10,162/month.

While ZipRecruiter is seeing annual salaries as high as $185,500 and as low as $53,500, the majority of DATA Engineer salaries currently range between $96,000 (25th percentile) to $142,500 (75th percentile) with top earners (90th percentile) making $166,500 annually across the United States. The average pay range for a DATA Engineer varies greatly (by as much as $46,500), which suggests there may be many opportunities for advancement and increased pay based on skill level, location and years of experience.

Based on recent job postings on ZipRecruiter, the DATA Engineer job market in both Ashburn, VA and the surrounding area is very active. A DATA Engineer in your area makes on average $123,643 per year, or $1,705 (1%) more than the national average annual salary of $121,938. Virginia ranks number 14 out of 50 states nationwide for DATA Engineer salaries.

To estimate the most accurate annual salary range for DATA Engineer jobs, ZipRecruiter continuously scans its database of millions of active jobs published locally throughout America.

Find your next high paying job as a DATA Engineer on ZipRecruiter today.

What are Top 10 Highest Paying Cities for DATA Engineer Jobs

We’ve identified 10 cities where the typical salary for a DATA Engineer job is above the national average. Topping the list is San Mateo, CA, with Boston, MA and Santa Monica, CA close behind in the second and third positions. Santa Monica, CA beats the national average by $19,977 (16.4%), and San Mateo, CA furthers that trend with another $24,161 (19.8%) above the $121,938 average.

With these 10 cities having average salaries higher than the national average, the opportunities for economic advancement by changing locations as a DATA Engineer appears to be exceedingly fruitful.

Finally, another factor to consider is the average salary for these top ten cities varies very little at 7% between San Mateo, CA and Springfield, MA, reinforcing the limited potential for much wage advancement. The possibility of a lower cost of living may be the best factor to use when considering location and salary for a DATA Engineer role.

CityAnnual SalaryMonthly PayWeekly PayHourly Wage
San Mateo, CA$146,100$12,175$2,810$70.24
Boston, MA$143,788$11,982$2,765$69.13
Santa Monica, CA$141,916$11,826$2,729$68.23
Renton, WA$141,454$11,788$2,720$68.01
Berkeley, CA$140,844$11,737$2,709$67.71
Daly City, CA$140,449$11,704$2,701$67.52
Lowell, MA$139,211$11,601$2,677$66.93
Richmond, CA$137,398$11,450$2,642$66.06
Newark, NJ$137,038$11,420$2,635$65.88
Springfield, MA$136,117$11,343$2,618$65.44
About Our Data
ZipRecruiter salary estimates, histograms, trends and comparisons are derived from both employer job postings and third party data sources.
Data used to develop this report includes ADP data. ADP is an exclusive provider of employee payroll data for ZipRecruiter.