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In my previous articles, I talked about why one should choose Cloud Computing as a career and How can you be one? The Domain is at its peak and AWS is one of the best Cloud Service Vendors in the market. That being said AWS Jobs also ensure higher paychecks. This article focuses on AWS Salary in particular and answers most of the questions that revolve around this topic.
Let me throw in some numbers to keep you engaged before we move any further. When it comes to an average AWS Salary, it ranges from $170k to $180k and can go as high as $201k+ according to ZipRecruiter. Now that I have your attention, let us take a look at some statistics that relate to AWS Professional Salary.
According to IDC, almost half of ‘IT spend’ will be cloud-based by 2019. By 2020, the spending will be 60-70% inclusive of all software, services and technology. This should give you a picture as to what is expected of Cloud Computing and AWS in a couple of years.
As per Forbes, 83% Of Enterprise Workloads Will Be In The Cloud By 2020.
The image below (credit:Forbes) gives you a statistic that predicts the market share of popular cloud service providers by 2020:
AWS without a doubt is the most sort after skills in the current market. So what could be the reason for this peak in numbers? Well these are some of the notable ones:
Let us continue with AWS Salary article and take a look at salaries offered in different circumstances:
So are there any major companies hiring AWS professionals? Here is a List of Average Salaries for some major recruiters in US as per indeed.com and numbers do point towards high payscales (Please note the list below is a tentative list and there would be other companies that may end up paying more and arent a part of this list):
|Microsoft||$150,460 Per Year|
|Teradata||$142,943 per year|
|Amazon||$135,000 Per year|
|Deloitte||$120,000 per year|
|Microsoft Cloud Engineer||$114,986 per year|
Let us also take a look at some of the roles concerning AWS Cloud Computing and the concerned AWS salary. There are quite a few roles that you may take up as an AWS professional. However, here is a list of some major ones as per Paycscale:
|Job Role||Average Salary|
Now let us take a look at how much do these salaries vary across different locations. Here is a list of AWS Professional Salaries by location in US by indeed.com
|Location (US)||Average Salary|
AWS Professional in New York, NY
$139,440 per year
AWS Professional in Boston, MA
$124,000 per year
|AWS Professional in Chicago, IL|
$121,718 per year
AWS Professional in Atlanta, GA
$116,019 per year
|AWS Professional in Austin, TX|
$115,084 per year
Let us also consider major Indian states that hire AWS Professionals and see the average salary offered as per Payscale
|Location (State)||Average Salary|
|Karnataka||Rs. 1,300,000 – 18,00,000|
|Tamil Nadu||Rs. 1,300,000|
Below is the list of Job vacancies as per indeed.com. (Please not these are vacancies registered on Indeed. There are other Job Posting websites, so the actual number should be very high)
|New York, NY||2939|
The number for AWS professionals for Indian IT Industry as per indeed.com are as follows:
Please not these numbers may not be the exact replication of actual openings as India is a big market and has various websites with job postings distributed among them.
Another important pointer is, the relevant experience a candidate holds, the salary again may vary from organisation to organisation. That is why let us take a look at the number of job posting on indeed.com to see how does the spread look like:
|Experience||Job Postings (US)|
I believe we have covered all the bases that may concern an AWS Salary especially the ones, I wanted you to focus on. This brings us to the end of this article on ‘AWS Salary’. I hope this article helped you clarify all your doubts and I hope you have a clearer perspective and understanding on the subject. If you wish to get started with AWS and are looking for a structured approach then Edureka’s AWS Solution Architect Certification Training is specially curated to meet your needs.
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