How much is the average Amazon data engineer salary?
Interview Query gathered more than 1,000 Amazon salaries to build our estimates. In most tech companies, there are two ways to evaluate compensation:
Here’s a look at average Amazon data engineer salaries:
Average Base Salary
Average Total Compensation
These Amazon data engineer salary numbers are also compared against a dataset of data engineers that work at similar FAANG companies and hot tech startups. We can see that, generally, Amazon pays slightly above other tech companies.
However, when comparing total compensation, Amazon data engineers are in the top 70%. That’s due in part to the performance of Amazon stock compensation for its data engineers.
The average base salary for Data Engineer at Amazon is in the top 68% compared to all other companies salaries.
The average base salary for Data Engineer at Amazon is $123,457 while the average Data Engineer base salary is $107,309.
If we normalize the salaries at Amazon by the cost of living, then the average base salary for Data Engineer at Amazon is in the top 60% compared to all other companies.
If we normalize the salaries at Amazon by the years of experience, then the average base salary for Data Engineer at Amazon is in the top 49% compared to all other companies.
Seniority can increase the pay of data engineers significantly at Amazon.
Here are the Amazon data engineering base salaries plotted by seniority and compared against other data engineers in tech companies. It’s clear that Amazon maxes out base salary at around $150K, and although base salary for Amazon data engineer managers appears lower, the overall total compensation is much higher.
Seniority can increase the pay of a Data Engineer at Amazon. Here are the base salaries of a Data Engineer at Amazon grouped into 4 seniority categories.
Typically, data engineers earn base salaries below only a few data science positions. At Amazon, it appears base salaries tend to be comparable to data analysts. However, total compensation brings the average earnings much more in line with industry norms.
Data engineers are one of the highest-earning positions at Amazon in terms of total compensation, behind data scientists, product managers, software engineers, research scientists, and machine learning engineers.
Salary data is likely skewed towards high cost of living cities such as the Bay Area, New York, and Seattle where most Amazon data engineers work. However, salaries are above average in other emerging large U.S. including Atlanta and Washington, D.C. (although it is a small sample size).
Compared to other FAANG companies, Amazon data engineers earn the lowest. Netflix offers the best starting FAANG salary for data engineers at $287,000, while Google is the closest at $148,000.