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Site Reliability Engineer

Site Reliability Engineer Salary

  Annual Salary Monthly Pay Weekly Pay Hourly Wage
Top Earners $167,500 $13,958 $3,221 $81
75th Percentile $150,000 $12,500 $2,884 $72
Average $130,021 $10,835 $2,500 $63
25th Percentile $107,000 $8,916 $2,057 $51
$51,000 - $63,499
1% of jobs
$63,500 - $75,999
2% of jobs
$76,000 - $88,499
6% of jobs
$88,500 - $100,999
8% of jobs
$107,000 is the 25th percentile. Salaries below this are outliers.
$101,000 - $113,499
15% of jobs
$113,500 - $125,999
17% of jobs
The average salary is $130,021 a year
$126,000 - $138,499
14% of jobs
$150,000 is the 75th percentile. Salaries above this are outliers.
$138,500 - $150,999
14% of jobs
$151,000 - $163,499
12% of jobs
$167,500 is the 90th percentile. Salaries above this are outliers.
$163,500 - $175,999
6% of jobs
$176,000 - $188,500
1% of jobs

National Average

$51,000 $130,021/year $63/hour $188,500
Site Reliability Engineer Salary Comparison by Location
Nationwide
United States
$130,021
$10,835
$2,500
$63
Chicago, IL
$133,100
$11,092
$2,560
$64

As of Oct 23, 2020, the average annual pay for a Site Reliability Engineer in the United States is $130,021 a year.

Just in case you need a simple salary calculator, that works out to be approximately $62.51 an hour. This is the equivalent of $2,500/week or $10,835/month.

While ZipRecruiter is seeing annual salaries as high as $188,500 and as low as $51,000, the majority of Site Reliability Engineer salaries currently range between $107,000 (25th percentile) to $150,000 (75th percentile) with top earners (90th percentile) making $167,500 annually across the United States. The average pay range for a Site Reliability Engineer varies greatly (by as much as $43,000), 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 Site Reliability Engineer job market in both Chicago, IL and the surrounding area is very active. A Site Reliability Engineer in your area makes on average $133,100 per year, or $3,079 (2%) more than the national average annual salary of $130,021. ranks number 1 out of 50 states nationwide for Site Reliability Engineer salaries.

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

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

Top 10 Highest Paying Cities for Site Reliability Engineer Jobs

We’ve identified 10 cities where the typical salary for a Site Reliability Engineer job is above the national average. Topping the list is Mountain View, CA, with San Francisco, CA and Fremont, CA close behind in the second and third positions. Fremont, CA beats the national average by $25,580 (17.9%), and Mountain View, CA furthers that trend with another $35,357 (23.9%) above the $130,021 average.

Importantly, Mountain View, CA has a moderately active Site Reliability Engineer job market with only a few companies currently hiring for this type of role.

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

Finally, another factor to consider is the average salary for these top ten cities varies very little at 12% between Mountain View, CA and Jackson, WY, 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 Site Reliability Engineer role.

CityAnnual SalaryMonthly PayWeekly PayHourly Wage
Mountain View, CA$165,379$13,782$3,180$79.51
San Francisco, CA$162,201$13,517$3,119$77.98
Fremont, CA$155,602$12,967$2,992$74.81
San Jose, CA$151,734$12,644$2,918$72.95
Oakland, CA$150,058$12,505$2,886$72.14
Tanaina, AK$149,585$12,465$2,877$71.92
Wasilla, AK$149,584$12,465$2,877$71.92
Sunnyvale, CA$147,168$12,264$2,830$70.75
Hayward, CA$146,914$12,243$2,825$70.63
Jackson, WY$146,296$12,191$2,813$70.33

Top 5 Best Paying Related Site Reliability Engineer Jobs in the U.S.

We found a few related jobs that pay more than jobs in the Site Reliability Engineer category.

Some of them, like Director Site Reliability Engineering jobs pay just $39,854 (26.6%) more than the average Site Reliability Engineer salary of $130,021. If you’re qualified, finding work as a Director Site Reliability Engineering may help you make more money than that of the average Site Reliability Engineer position.

Job TitleAnnual SalaryMonthly PayWeekly PayHourly Wage
Director Site Reliability Engineering$169,875$14,156$3,267$81.67
Senior Site Reliability Engineer$144,892$12,074$2,786$69.66
Site Reliability Engineering$137,332$11,444$2,641$66.03
Software Reliability Engineer$137,209$11,434$2,639$65.97
Cloud Site Reliability Engineer$126,836$10,570$2,439$60.98

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