Highest Paying Cities

2022 Highest Paying Cities for Data Engineers

BlindThe Tech Tribune has partnered with Blind, the web’s most trusted source of pay data from verified professionals, to bring you the cities that offer the highest salary and total compensation in the United States for data engineers. To ensure greater representation/usefulness for readers from all over the country, we have chosen to provide only the highest paying city per each state listed.


1. Santa Monica, California

Santa Monica, california

  • Total Compensation:
    • Average: $403,612
    • Median: $442,000
    • 25th percentile: $167,225
    • 75th percentile: $603,750
  • Salary:
    • Average: $168,312
    • Median: $180,000
    • 25th percentile: $156,625
    • 75th percentile: $190,000
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2. Seattle, Washington

seattle, washington

  • Total Compensation:
    • Average: $196,013
    • Median: $180,000
    • 25th percentile: $142,523
    • 75th percentile: $240,000
  • Salary:
    • Average: $130,761
    • Median: $133,000
    • 25th percentile: $119,500
    • 75th percentile: $150,000
  • See our latest list of best tech startups here.

3. Austin, Texas

Austin, Texas

  • Total Compensation:
    • Average: $180,999
    • Median: $142,500
    • 25th percentile: $119,250
    • 75th percentile: $198,750
  • Salary:
    • Average: $140,968
    • Median: $125,000
    • 25th percentile: $107,000
    • 75th percentile: $160,000
  • See our latest list of best tech startups here.

4. Portland, Oregon

Portland, Oregon

  • Total Compensation:
    • Average: $175,620
    • Median: $142,870
    • 25th percentile: $120,750
    • 75th percentile: $159,000
  • Salary:
    • Average: $138,000
    • Median: $130,000
    • 25th percentile: $112,500
    • 75th percentile: $148,750
  • See our latest list of best tech startups here.

5. New York, New York

New York, New York

  • Total Compensation:
    • Average: $170,219
    • Median: $155,000
    • 25th percentile: $125,000
    • 75th percentile: $205,000
  • Salary:
    • Average: $137,773
    • Median: $137,000
    • 25th percentile: $115,000
    • 75th percentile: $160,000
  • See our latest list of best tech startups here.

6. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, pennsylvania

  • Total Compensation:
    • Average: $169,114
    • Median: $160,000
    • 25th percentile: $126,250
    • 75th percentile: $200,000
  • Salary:
    • Average: $133,966
    • Median: $130,000
    • 25th percentile: $121,250
    • 75th percentile: $145,450
  • See our latest list of best tech startups here.

7. Newark, New Jersey

Newark, new jersey

  • Total Compensation:
    • Average: $160,160
    • Median: $152,421
    • 25th percentile: $150,000
    • 75th percentile: $177,350
  • Salary:
    • Average: $125,057
    • Median: $130,000
    • 25th percentile: $120,000
    • 75th percentile: $134,000
  • See our latest list of best tech startups here.

8. Tysons Corner, Virginia

tysons corner, virginia

  • Total Compensation:
    • Average: $158,650
    • Median: $142,750
    • 25th percentile: $132,750
    • 75th percentile: $156,875
  • Salary:
    • Average: $128,066
    • Median: $131,000
    • 25th percentile: $121,750
    • 75th percentile: $142,500

9. Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C.

  • Total Compensation:
    • Average: $155,507
    • Median: $138,100
    • 25th percentile: $123,500
    • 75th percentile: $178,500
  • Salary:
    • Average: $131,823
    • Median: $125,500
    • 25th percentile: $114,000
    • 75th percentile: $158,000
  • See our latest list of best tech startups here.

10. Kansas City, Missouri

Kansas City, Missouri

  • Total Compensation:
    • Average: $153,700
    • Median: $132,000
    • 25th percentile: $127,000
    • 75th percentile: $140,000
  • Salary:
    • Average: $126,900
    • Median: $120,000
    • 25th percentile: $114,500
    • 75th percentile: $125,000
  • See our latest list of best tech startups here.

11. Boston, Massachusetts

Boston, Massachusetts

  • Total Compensation:
    • Average: $151,932
    • Median: $145,000
    • 25th percentile: $116,050
    • 75th percentile: $176,000
  • Salary:
    • Average: $126,302
    • Median: $125,000
    • 25th percentile: $105,500
    • 75th percentile: $140,000
  • See our latest list of best tech startups here.

12. Charlotte, North Carolina

Charlotte, North Carolina

  • Total Compensation:
    • Average: $141,913
    • Median: $130,000
    • 25th percentile: $108,100
    • 75th percentile: $176,700
  • Salary:
    • Average: $121,400
    • Median: $120,000
    • 25th percentile: $97,100
    • 75th percentile: $144,000
  • See our latest list of best tech startups here.

13. Denver, Colorado

Denver, colorado

  • Total Compensation:
    • Average: $136,728
    • Median: $122,500
    • 25th percentile: $95,675
    • 75th percentile: $161,000
  • Salary:
    • Average: $113,357
    • Median: $112,500
    • 25th percentile: $88,000
    • 75th percentile: $136,750
  • See our latest list of best tech startups here.

14. Chicago, Illinois

chicago, illinois

  • Total Compensation:
    • Average: $134,698
    • Median: $128,000
    • 25th percentile: $104,625
    • 75th percentile: $154,563
  • Salary:
    • Average: $116,466
    • Median: $120,000
    • 25th percentile: $98,750
    • 75th percentile: $130,000
  • See our latest list of best tech startups here.

15. Cincinnati, Ohio

Cincinnati, ohio

  • Total Compensation:
    • Average: $133,975
    • Median: $126,500
    • 25th percentile: $101,500
    • 75th percentile: $133,550
  • Salary:
    • Average: $125,441
    • Median: $113,500
    • 25th percentile: $98,250
    • 75th percentile: $130,225
  • See our latest list of best tech startups here.

16. Phoenix, Arizona

Phoenix, Arizona

  • Total Compensation:
    • Average: $131,610
    • Median: $128,000
    • 25th percentile: $100,750
    • 75th percentile: $157,500
  • Salary:
    • Average: $112,375
    • Median: $116,000
    • 25th percentile: $92,625
    • 75th percentile: $133,250
  • See our latest list of best tech startups here.

17. Atlanta, Georgia

Atlanta, Georgia

  • Total Compensation:
    • Average: $130,746
    • Median: $134,500
    • 25th percentile: $93,500
    • 75th percentile: $152,525
  • Salary:
    • Average: $110,042
    • Median: $117,500
    • 25th percentile: $80,000
    • 75th percentile: $131,000
  • See our latest list of best tech startups here.

18. Minneapolis, Minnesota

Minneapolis, Minnesota

  • Total Compensation:
    • Average: $121,471
    • Median: $119,200
    • 25th percentile: $90,425
    • 75th percentile: $132,755
  • Salary:
    • Average: $110,478
    • Median: $114,000
    • 25th percentile: $90,425
    • 75th percentile: $130,250
  • See our latest list of best tech startups here.

19. Tampa, Florida

tampa, florida

  • Total Compensation:
    • Average: $116,579
    • Median: $110,000
    • 25th percentile: $90,000
    • 75th percentile: $113,000
  • Salary:
    • Average: $100,810
    • Median: $100,000
    • 25th percentile: $90,000
    • 75th percentile: $110,000
  • See our latest list of best tech startups here.