Payday 2017: What the 12 top data jobs will earn

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  • January 05 2017, 4:00am EST

Top 12 data jobs show slight increases in 2017 salaries

Are data jobs still among the highest paid as we begin 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 data management positions in 2017.

1. Big data engineer

2017 salary range: $135,000 to $196,000

2016 salary range: $129,500 to $183,500

Increase: 5.8 percent

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2. Data architect

2017 salary range: $131,250 to $184,000

2016 salary range: $127,250 to $175,500

Increase: 4.1 percent

3. Data warehouse manager

2017 salary range: $129,000 to $179,000

2016 salary range: $123,750 to $172,000

Increase: 4.1 percent

4. Database manager

2017 salary range: $122,250 to $177,000

2016 salary range: $118,000 to $170,500

Increase: 3.7 percent

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5. Business intelligence analyst

2017 salary range: $118,000 to $171,750

2016 salary range: $113,750 to $164,000

Increase: 4.3 percent

6. Data scientist

2017 salary range: $116,000 to $163,500

2016 salary range: $109,000 to $153,750

Increase: 6.4 percent

7. Data modeler

2017 salary range: $111,000 to $161,500

2016 salary range: $106,750 to $155,500

Increase: 3.9 percent

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8. Database developer

2017 salary range: $108,000 to $161,500

2016 salary range: $103,250 to $153,250

Increase: 5.1 percent

9. Database administrator

2017 salary range: $98,500 to $148,500

2016 salary range: $95,750 to $142,750

Increase: 3.6 percent

10. Portal administrator

2017 salary range: $96,000 to $138,750

2016 salary range: $94,000 to $134,250

Increase: 2.8 percent

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11. Electronic data interchange (EDI) specialist

2017 salary range: $77,500 to $118,750

2016 salary range: $76,500 to $115,500

Increase: 2.2 percent

12. Data analyst/report writer

2017 salary range: $77,500 to $118,750

2016 salary range: $74,500 to $114,500

Increase: 3.8 percent