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In some of my recent articles I have laid emphasis on why one should choose Cloud Computing as a career and How to become a Cloud Engineer? The Domain being at its prime also ensures a job in the domain would pay you well. This article focuses on Cloud Engineer Salary in particular and answers most of the questions that revolve around this topic.
Let us kickstart this discussion with a figure. An average Cloud Engineer Salary ranges from $104k to $145k and can go as high as $250k according to ZipRecruiter. Now that I have your attention, let us take a look at some statistics that relate Cloud Engineer 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 in a couple of years.
If above points dont convince you then these are some of the statistics given by Rightscale on Public Cloud Spend:
Some of the pointers that tech target has put forth based on their research are shown in the image below:
(Image Source: TechTarget)
So what are the reasons we see this surge? Well here are some of the important ones:
These reasons consolidate the Cloud Adoption Trend and thus make Cloud Engineering a sought after career.
So are there any major companies hiring Cloud Engineers? 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):
|Resolute Technologies, LLC||$170,000 Per Year|
|VMware||$160,996 per year|
|Amazon||$135,000 Per year|
|Accenture Cloud Engineer||$127,329 per year|
|Microsoft Cloud Engineer||$114,986 per year|
Let us also take a look at some of the roles concerning Cloud Computing and the concerned salary. There are quite a few roles that you may take up as a Cloud Engineer. However, here is a list of some major ones as per Paycscale:
|Job Role||Average Salary|
Another important point is how much do these salaries vary across different locations. Here is a list of Cloud Engineer Salaries by location in US by indeed.com
|Location (US)||Average Salary|
Cloud Engineer in New York, NY
$139,440 per year
Cloud Engineer in Boston, MA
$124,803 per year
|Cloud Engineer in Chicago, IL|
$118,758 per year
Cloud Engineer in Atlanta, GA
$113,709 per year
|Cloud Engineer in Austin, TX|
$115,084 per year
Let us also consider major Indian states that hire Cloud Engineer and see the average salary offered as per Payscale
|Location (State)||Average Salary|
|Tamil Nadu||Rs. 1,317,345|
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||2196|
|New Jersey, NJ||111|
These number gets better for Indian IT Industry. Here is list for Indian Cities as per indeed.com
Another important pointer is, the relevant exprience 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:
I believe we have covered all the bases that may concern a Cloud Engineer Salary especially the ones I wanted you to focus on. This brings us to the end of this article on ‘Cloud Engineer Salary’. I hope this article helped you clarify all your doubts and I hope you have a clearer perspective and understanding on the subject.
In case if you wish to take your learning experience to a new level then you may want to try out Edureka’s Cloud Masters Program or Google Cloud Certification program that would certainly help you achieve ascendance and success in Cloud Domain.