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
$163,047
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 $160,000.

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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. $170,872
  3. Minneapolis/St Paul
  4. $162,500
  5. Seattle
  6. $156,673
  7. New York
  8. $156,099
  9. Los Angeles
  10. $155,171
  11. Boston
  12. $150,213
  13. San Diego
  14. $148,575
  15. Philadelphia
  16. $148,000
  17. Austin
  18. $143,374
  19. Washington D.C.
  20. $142,915
  21. Atlanta
  22. $141,127
  23. Denver
  24. $134,871
  25. Chicago
  26. $133,663
  27. Dallas/Ft Worth
  28. $130,645
  29. Toronto
  30. C$120,110
  31. London
  32. £77,490
  33. Dublin
  34. €77,000
  35. France
  36. €67,316
  1. SF Bay Area
  2. $170,872
  3. Minneapolis/St Paul
  4. $162,500
  5. Seattle
  6. $156,673
  7. New York
  8. $156,099
  9. Los Angeles
  10. $155,171
  11. Boston
  12. $150,213
  13. San Diego
  14. $148,575
  15. Philadelphia
  16. $148,000
  17. Austin
  18. $143,374
  19. Washington D.C.
  20. $142,915
  21. Atlanta
  22. $141,127
  23. Denver
  24. $134,871
  25. Chicago
  26. $133,663
  27. Dallas/Ft Worth
  28. $130,645
  29. Toronto
  30. C$120,110
  31. London
  32. £77,490
  33. Dublin
  34. €77,000
  35. France
  36. €67,316
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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: