Data Engineer Salary in Los Angeles

Data Engineer Job Description

Data engineers are responsible for the extraction and transfer of big data. They create pipelines for big data within organizations, then improve and present it to scientists and team members for improved understanding. They are responsible for creating and building large-scale data processing systems and databases. Once deployed, these engineers maintain and test the systems for proper functioning.

Data engineers work with data that is unformatted, and that may contain errors and system-specific code. They use Python, Hadoop, SQL and other similar technologies. They are responsible for implementing systems that improve the reliability, efficiency and quality of the data systems, and ensure that they meet the needs of the organization's data extraction needs. Data engineers work closely with data experts and analytics to improve information mining and maximize individual data systems.

Living and Working in Los Angeles

Los Angeles has become one of the world's fastest growing locations for the tech startups, and the 100 largest companies in the city continue to grow and thrive. Five of the largest tech startups, ServiceTitan, Age of Learning, Scopely, SpaceX and Hyperloop One, added more than 1,300 employees in 2016, and continue to provide opportunities in the area.

Popular neighborhoods in Los Angeles range from historical areas like Bungalow Heaven to the picturesque suburb of Glendale. Those looking for true city living will appreciate the trendiness of Silver Lake, while Central LA offers densely populated areas. Consider the Torrance and South Bay areas for ocean views and plenty of jogging and biking trails.

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Compare Data Engineer salaries by region

Data Engineers are highest in demand in SF Bay Area, London, and New York. Browse and compare average salaries in locations where this role is also popular:

  1. SF Bay Area
  2. $169,922
  3. New York
  4. $154,771
  5. Seattle
  6. $153,681
  7. Los Angeles
  8. $153,160
  9. San Diego
  10. $151,137
  11. Boston
  12. $148,397
  13. Washington D.C.
  14. $142,538
  15. Austin
  16. $142,439
  17. Dallas/Ft Worth
  18. $142,062
  19. Atlanta
  20. $141,711
  21. Denver
  22. $140,290
  23. Chicago
  24. $133,627
  25. Philadelphia
  26. $133,416
  27. Toronto
  28. C$121,095
  29. Dublin
  30. €90,000
  31. London
  32. £77,238
  33. France
  34. €63,109
  1. SF Bay Area
  2. $169,922
  3. New York
  4. $154,771
  5. Seattle
  6. $153,681
  7. Los Angeles
  8. $153,160
  9. San Diego
  10. $151,137
  11. Boston
  12. $148,397
  13. Washington D.C.
  14. $142,538
  15. Austin
  16. $142,439
  17. Dallas/Ft Worth
  18. $142,062
  19. Atlanta
  20. $141,711
  21. Denver
  22. $140,290
  23. Chicago
  24. $133,627
  25. Philadelphia
  26. $133,416
  27. Toronto
  28. C$121,095
  29. Dublin
  30. €90,000
  31. London
  32. £77,238
  33. France
  34. €63,109
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Where Data Engineers are highest in demand

    Data Engineers are highest in demand in SF Bay Area, London, and New York. Browse and compare average salaries in locations where this role is also popular: