The 12 Top Paying Data Jobs for 2017

Are data jobs still among the highest paid as we head into the new year? Some certainly are, especially that of big data engineer. According to the new IT salary study by Robert Half Technology, you can expect the following pay rates for the top data jobs in 2017.

Big data engineer Big data engineer

2017 salary range = $135,000 to $196,000 2016 salary range = $129,500 to $183,500 Difference = 5.8 percent

Data architect Data architect

2017 salary range = $131,250 to $184,000 2016 salary range = $127,250 to $175,500 Difference = 4.1 percent

Data warehouse manager Data warehouse manager

2017 salary range = $129,000 to $179,000 2016 salary range = $123,750 to $172,000 Difference = 4.1 percent

Database manager Database manager

2017 salary range = $122,250 to $177,000 2016 salary range = $118,000 to $170,500 Difference = 3.7 percent

Business intelligence analyst Business intelligence analyst

2017 salary range = $118,000 to $171,750 2016 salary range = $113,750 to $164,000 Difference = 4.3 percent

Data scientist Data scientist

2017 salary range = $116,000 to $163,500 2016 salary range = $109,000 to $153,750 Difference = 6.4 percent

Data modeler Data modeler

2017 salary range = $111,000 to $161,500 2016 salary range = $106,750 to $155,500 Difference = 3.9 percent

Database developer Database developer

2017 salary range = $108,000 to $161,500 2016 salary range = $103,250 to $153,250 Difference = 5.1 percent

Database administrator Database administrator

2017 salary range = $98,500 to $148,500 2016 salary range = $95,750 to $142,750 Difference = 3.6 percent

Portal administrator Portal administrator

2017 salary range = $96,000 to $138,750 2016 salary range = $94,000 to $134,250 Difference = 2.8 percent

Electronic data interchange specialist Electronic data interchange specialist

2017 salary range = $77,500 to $118,750 2016 salary range = $76,500 to $115,500 Difference = 2.2 percent

Data analyst/report writer Data analyst/report writer

2017 salary range = $77,500 to $118,750 2016 salary range = $74,500 to $114,500 Difference = 3.8 percent

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