Data Engineer Salary in SF Bay Area

Data Engineer Job Description

Data engineers are responsible for preparing data for operational or analytical use. They solve problems connected to database integration as well as extract, transfer and present data for use. Most database engineers are skilled in data-related programming languages like SQL, Ruby, Java and Python. They are also capable of using REST-oriented APIs for managing data-integration tasks.

Data engineers often work alongside a team of other engineers and data scientists. They sometimes work in business departments, where they assist in delivering data aggregations to analysts and other end users. Depending on their specific function within a company, they may also be known as data infrastructure engineers, data architects or ETL (Extract, Transform, Load) developers.

Living and Working in San Francisco

A major hub for tech startups, San Francisco mirrors nearby Silicon Valley with a few notable tech names of its own. The city hosts online companies like Uber, Twitter and Craigslist among others. San Francisco is also a major financial center and a popular tourist destination, drawing millions of visitors each year. Some of the landmarks within the city include the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz and Alamo Square.

San Francisco is famous for its steep hills and foggy weather. The city is home to over a dozen neighborhoods, each offering something unique. The Financial District is responsible for the city‰Ûªs gorgeous skyline, with its high rise apartments, banks and commercial buildings. The Marina, on the other hand, offers a gentler, wide-open view, where tall buildings are replaced with clean beaches and open space.

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Based on real Hired interview data, Data Engineers in SF Bay Area earn an average annual salary of
Based on real Hired interview data, Data Engineers in SF Bay Area earn an average annual salary of
$169,512
The salaries of candidates in this role range from a low of $100,000 to a high of $250,000, with a median salary of $170,000.

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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. $184,569
  3. Seattle
  4. $171,900
  5. New York
  6. $168,293
  7. Austin
  8. $160,519
  9. Boston
  10. $160,333
  11. Los Angeles
  12. $159,931
  13. Washington D.C.
  14. $155,920
  15. Phoenix
  16. $152,857
  17. Denver
  18. $151,582
  19. Dallas/Ft Worth
  20. $149,531
  21. Houston
  22. $148,991
  23. Minneapolis/St Paul
  24. $148,599
  25. Atlanta
  26. $147,697
  27. Tampa
  28. $147,337
  29. Philadelphia
  30. $146,562
  31. San Diego
  32. $144,185
  33. Chicago
  34. $143,016
  35. Toronto
  36. C$142,138
  37. Columbus
  38. $140,345
  39. London
  40. £88,203
  41. Dublin
  42. €81,055
  43. France
  44. €66,571
  1. SF Bay Area
  2. $184,569
  3. Seattle
  4. $171,900
  5. New York
  6. $168,293
  7. Austin
  8. $160,519
  9. Boston
  10. $160,333
  11. Los Angeles
  12. $159,931
  13. Washington D.C.
  14. $155,920
  15. Phoenix
  16. $152,857
  17. Denver
  18. $151,582
  19. Dallas/Ft Worth
  20. $149,531
  21. Houston
  22. $148,991
  23. Minneapolis/St Paul
  24. $148,599
  25. Atlanta
  26. $147,697
  27. Tampa
  28. $147,337
  29. Philadelphia
  30. $146,562
  31. San Diego
  32. $144,185
  33. Chicago
  34. $143,016
  35. Toronto
  36. C$142,138
  37. Columbus
  38. $140,345
  39. London
  40. £88,203
  41. Dublin
  42. €81,055
  43. France
  44. €66,571
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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: