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14 top paying big data jobs
Software architects, data warehouse architects and data scientists lead the pack for top salaries among the professionals who typically work on big data projects.
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Big bucks for most big data job roles
While the term "big data" doesn't dominate headlines in 2019 as it did in previous years, the professionals doing work on big data projects continue to grab many of the top salaries in software development and data management. According to the job site Indeed.com, here is what the 14 top job roles are earning as of mid-April 2019.
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Software architect
Average salary nationally: $142,123

Based on 19,873 job postings.
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Data warehouse architect
Average salary nationally: $136,249

Based on 1,481 job postings.
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Data scientist
Average salary nationally: $127,931

Based on 7,092 job postings.
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Senior engineer
Average salary nationally: $125,013

Based on 7,713 job postings.
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Senior software engineer
Average salary nationally: $123,073

Based on 36,676 job postings.
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Senior developer
Average salary nationally: $110,600

Based on 5,419 job postings.
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Architect
Average salary nationally: $109,208

Based on 4,479 job postings.
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Software engineer
Average salary nationally: $108,107

Based on 52,252 job postings.
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Data warehouse engineer
Average salary nationally: $106,303

Based on 1,164 job postings.
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Java developer
Average salary nationally: $102,673

Based on 14,334 job postings.
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Developer
Average salary nationally: $98,043

Based on 16,998 job postings.
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Applications developer
Average salary nationally: $82,259

Based on 9,234 job postings.
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Senior data analyst
Average salary nationally: $82,023

Based on 1,237 job postings.
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Data analyst
Average salary nationally: $68,624

Based on 5,090 job postings.