Big Data Jobs Are Booming…And So Are the Salaries

Lots of Big Data Jobs

iCrunchData, one of the most popular data science job sites, keeps an index of the data science job market. Recently, the index just passed 500,000 big data jobs posted online. That is a phenomenal number, and it just goes to show the massive need for more people with big data skills. Also of note, analytics jobs are at nearly 250,000 and even statistics jobs are approaching 70,000 according to the index.

The Jobs Pay Well

DataJobs, another popular data science job site, recently published Big Data Salaries: An Inside Look. DataJobs breaks down the salaries by job title and experience level. Here are some of the details:

  • An entry level data analyst should expect a yearly salary in the range of $50,000 to $75,000. A more experienced data analyst should expect as high as $110,000.
  • The range for a data scientist goes from $85,000 up to $170,000.
  • An analytics manager, depending upon the number of direct reports, can command a salary up to $240,000 for 10 or more directs.
  • A big data engineer can expect a salary of $70,000 to $165,000, depending upon level of experience and the company.

If you have the right skills, right now is an excellent time to find a big data job. If you don’t yet have the skills, it is a good time to start learning because the current trend of open big data jobs is showing no signs of slowing down.

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