The 12 top paying data jobs for 2017

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  • October 06 2016, 4:00am EDT

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

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

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

Difference: 5.8 percent

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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

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

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

Difference: 4.1 percent

Database manager

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

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

Difference: 3.7 percent

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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

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

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

Difference: 6.4 percent

Data modeler

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

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

Difference: 3.9 percent

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Database developer

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

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

Difference: 5.1 percent

Database administrator

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

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

Difference: 3.6 percent

Portal administrator

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

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

Difference: 2.8 percent

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Electronic data interchange (EDI) 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

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

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

Difference: 3.8 percent