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DevOps Engineer Salary Ranges for 2018

In2018 marks a huge change in how recruiters, HR departments, and Managers view salary. Several cities have passed legislation that prohibits prospective employers in the private sector, from asking questions about applicants salary and compensation history.

How the ban on asking ‘What’s your current salary?’ could affect you can still ask candidates about their “salary expectations,” or the amount of money they would like to make in the new role.

In addition to the Big Apple, the question is also illegal in New Orleans, Oregon and Puerto Rico.

The law, which bans employers from asking candidates about their salary history, is the result of months of work by the city’s Commission on Human Rights and growing political support.

“Women and people of color deserve to be paid what they’re worth, not held back by their current or previous salary. Today’s law will enable job seekers to negotiate a fair salary based on their skills and will help break the cycle of income inequality that has been so prevalent in the workforce for so long.” read more at


So in the spirit of openness and transparency, here is some of the latest salary data for DevOps Engineers.


DevOps Engineer Salaries | Paysa average salary for DevOps Engineer is $96,734 per year, ranging from $79,956 to $110,493. Compare more salaries for DevOps Engineer at – Know Your Worth. DevOps Engineer Salaries | Paysa

A DevOps Engineer earns an average of $96,733, ranging from $79,955 at the 25th percentile to $110,493 at the 75th percentile, with top earners (the top 10%) earning more than $127,807. Compensation is derived from 16K profiles, including base salary, equity and bonus.



According to the salary research site Paysa, The average annual salary for a DevOps Engineer is $96,733.

Thanks to the kind folks at Paysa, we also know what companies pay the most for DevOps Engineers like yourself.





  1. Pinterest = $251,000
  2. Pure Storage = $232,000
  3. Google = $ 212,000
  4. Microsoft = $199,000
  5. Palantir = $192,000


Now lets see what other sources we can find. According to, who has their data and lists of what companies pay the most DevOps Engineers and SRE (Site Reliability Engineers).


Reliability Engineer salaries by company in San Francisco, CA

CompanyAverage salary

$153,549 per year
$145,098 per year
$143,866 per year
$138,705 per year
$134,837 per year
$128,383 per year


Reliability Engineer Salaries in San Francisco, CA |,-San-Francisco-CA?fromjk=54d87219c1c6fa72&from=serp-more&attributionid=serp-moreHow much does a Reliability Engineer make in San Francisco, CA? Reliability Engineer Salaries in San Francisco, CA |







This is a work in progress. I will keep updating this as I find more research.

If you would like to find out how much you are fetching on the market.  Let me know.

Senior Data Engineer | Arvo / Parquet



Senior Data Engineer | Avro / Parquet

RecruiterDNA | DevOpsDNA – Portland, OR

  • Design and implement product features in collaboration with product owners, report developers, product analysts, and business partners within an Agile / Scrum methodology
  • Provide engineering on modern data processing technology stack including Spark, EMR, Airflow, Python and Snowflake within AWS
  • Contribute to overall architecture, framework, and design patterns to store and process high data volumes
  • Support the culture of team empowerment and engagement through successful self-management. Own your workload and contributions to the team
  • Proactively support product health by building solutions that are automated, scalable, and sustainable— be relentlessly focused on minimizing defects and technical debt
  • Build continuous integration and test-driven development environment
  • Mentor and guide other software engineers within the team including review code and provide feedback relative to best practices and improving performance


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or other relevant subject area
  • 2 years’ additional relevant experience in lieu of a degree
  • 5+ years of experience with large-scale data engineering with emphasis on data analytics and reporting
  • Strong experience with SQL and Relational database engineering (Oracle, SQL Server, Teradata)— expert-level SQL abilities
  • 3+ years of experience developing in the Hadoop ecosystem, leveraging tools such as Pig, Hive, Sqoop, Spark and others
  • Good understanding of file formats including JSON, Parquet, and Avro
  • Experience developing solutions in Snowflake
  • Experience developing with the AWS EMR managed service
  • Experience developing with scripting languages such as Shell and Python
  • Experience with agile delivery methodologies in a fast-paced complex environment – Scrum, SAFe, Extreme Programming
  • Strong ability to multi-task and balance multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment

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DevSecOps Lead Engineer | FT | Bethesda MD

DevSecOps Engineer | DevOpsDNA

The DevSecOps Lead Engineer is responsible for the management, development, and automation of information security features/controls related to all applications and infrastructure.

This individual ensures that cloud infrastructure, operating, and software systems, and related procedures adhere to organizational expectations of security, availability and performance.

Key Job Functions

This individual will, but not limited to, assist the Information Security Architecture and Engineering, Developers, and Infrastructure teams with technical design and requirements; collaborate with DevOps leads to create automated solutions, manage, and develop security features/controls; integrate completed features and compliance checks into the automation pipeline. Additionally, they will participate in the Software Development Life Cycle with a focus integrating security controls.

  • Develop user stories in support of information security requirements.
  • Automate security controls on the infrastructure and applications.
  • Research and recommend innovative, and where possible automated approaches for system administration tasks.
  • Identify approaches that leverage our resources and provide economies of scale.
  • Provide support for production deployments, as needed.
  • Provide Tier III/other support for production issues.



  • Bachelor’s degree in related field or equivalent years for work experience

Minimum Experience the DevSecOps Lead Engineer

  • Minimum of 10 year related working experience within Cyber Security
  • End-to-end CD pipeline, automated testing, production deployments, and fully scripted single purpose pipeline.
  • Advanced AWS automation using Terraform and/or CloudFormation services.
  • Experience/knowledge in automating the implementation of security controls in Amazon Web Services (AWS) for services like EC2, S3, IAM etc. via the AWS API.
  • Strong Chef knowledge, both Linux and Windows, possibly Chef Solo as well as Chef Automate and Chef Inspec.
  • Experience/knowledge in automating server configuration for security including authentication, authorization, logging, certificate/key changes, system hardening etc.


Specialized  DevOps Knowledge & Skills


  • Experience automating and orchestrating workloads across multiple public cloud providers.
  • Automation experience with at least one configuration management system such as Chef (directly or via AWS OpsWorks), Puppet,
  • Ansible, AWS Cloud Formation, AWS Code Pipeline, AWS Code Build, and AWS Code Commit.
  • Experience working at least one of the following languages: Node.js, Python, PHP, Ruby, and Java
  • Proficient with GIT, Bitbucket, Artifactory, Nexus, etc.
  • Proficient in leveraging CI and CD tools to automate testing and deployment.
  • Experience working in an Agile, fast paced, DevOps environment.
  • Knowledge in building distributed, highly available applications.
  • Knowledge of information security controls (NIST Cyber Security Framework).



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