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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.
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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
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Data warehouse manager
2017 salary range: $129,000 to $179,000

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

Difference: 4.1 percent
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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
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Data scientist
2017 salary range: $116,000 to $163,500

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

Difference: 6.4 percent
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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
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Database administrator
2017 salary range: $98,500 to $148,500

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

Difference: 3.6 percent
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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
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Data analyst / report writer
2017 salary range: $77,500 to $118,750

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

Difference: 3.8 percent