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DevOps Engineer Salary – How Much Does A DevOps Engineer Earns?

Last updated on Jul 01,2020 11.4K Views
Saurabh is a technology enthusiast working as a Research Analyst at Edureka.... Saurabh is a technology enthusiast working as a Research Analyst at Edureka. His areas of interest are - DevOps, Artificial Intelligence, Big Data and...
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DevOps Engineer Salary:

Salary of a lead DevOps Engineer can be between $137,000 and $180,000, according to April 2018 job data from Glassdoor. I hope you guys have enjoyed my previous blogs on DevOps, in this post on DevOps Engineer salary I will talk about what are the various factors on which the salary of a DevOps Engineer depends.

Before we dive in the details of a DevOps Engineer salary, let us analyze the DevOps market trends:

DevOps Adoption Trend:

Consider the following image:

DevOps Adoption - DevOps Engineer Salary - Edureka


Looking at the above image we can see that 81% of the enterprises are using DevOps practices along with 70% of small to medium businesses.

There are multiple reasons for the increase in the adoption of DevOps practices.

  • Automated delivery pipelines facilitate the release of small features more frequently
  • Increase in adoption of Microservice architecture
  • Lower failure rate of new releases
  • Shortened lead time between fixes
  • Faster mean time to recovery in the event of new release crashing

Let us now see the DevOps Engineer job trends.

DevOps Engineer Job Trends:

DevOps Engineer ranks #2 on Glassdoor’s 50 Best Jobs in America rankings. “the role of DevOps Engineer has seen a 225% jump in postings on Indeed,” according to an SD Times report. 

Consider the below table, I have taken this data from Indeed and AngeliList, in general, Indeed is less startup-focused than AngelList.

Current jobs by state (Indeed):

StateNumber of Jobs
Washington DC1715


Current jobs by state (AngelList):

StateNumber of Jobs
New York57
Washington DC16


Also, consider the below graph for DevOps Engineer job trend:

DevOps Job Trends - DevOps Engineer Salary - Edureka


Now that you can see enough evidence to prove the demand of a DevOps Engineer, you must be wondering what does it take to become a DevOps Engineer. I have a dedicated post on DevOps Engineer Skills, I would recommend you to have a look.

And if you are wondering what does a DevOps Engineer do? Check out my post on DevOps Engineer Role.

Now is the time to have a look, how much does a DevOps Engineer makes in a year (DevOps Engineer Salary).

DevOps Engineer Salary:

According to Indeed and AngelList, 80% of the companies pay more than $90,000 starting salary to a DevOps Engineer. Also, 35% pay at least $115,000, and 17% pay more than $125,000.

DevOps Adoption - DevOps Engineer Salary - Edureka


Note: This may vary based on the company, geography, and experience.

Let me give you a few numbers based on the above factors as well:

DevOps Engineer Salary Based on Company:

I am listing down the salary offered to a DevOps Engineer by major companies who are actively hiring DevOps Engineers.

CompanySalary Range Per Annum
IBMRs 300,000 – Rs 715,000
Tata Consultancy ServicesRs 400,000 – Rs 750,000
Cognizant Technology SolutionsRs 360,000 – Rs 800,000
AccentureRs 350,000 – Rs 1,500,000
CapgeminiRs 300,000 – Rs 850,000
AmazonRs 638,000 – Rs 1,400,000
InfosysRs 420,000 – Rs 2,000,000

Source: Payscale

DevOps Engineer Salary Based on Experience:

Entry level DevOps Engineer Salary:

Salary Range Per Annum
SalaryRs 278,657 – Rs 1,029,326
BonusRs 2,905 – Rs 130,000
ProfitRs 0.00 – Rs 317,500
TotalRs 288,795 – Rs 1,093,112


Mid Level DevOps Engineer Salary:

Salary Range Per Annum
SalaryRs 590,651 – Rs 1,857,184
BonusRs 39,732 – Rs 298,797
ProfitRs 73,136
TotalRs 597,427 – Rs 1,967,180

Source: Payscale

For senior professionals with 20+ years of experience the salary is around $133,000 per year, according to payscale.

Well, I believe it is a known fact that for the same work people in different countries get different pay. Let’s see how much the salary of a DevOps Engineer varies based on the geography.

DevOps Engineer Salary Based on Geography:

I am listing down the DevOps Engineer salary for the following major cities:

CitySalary Range Per Annum
BangaloreRs 325,672 – Rs 1,942,394
HyderabadRs 360,585 – Rs 1,517,277
London£33,800 – £79,122
New York$72,906 – $155,086
San Francisco$84,307 – $166,547
Chicago$60,141 – $130,809
Seattle$73,630 – $156,635

Source: Payscale

By this I come to the end of this post on DevOps Engineer Salary, I would recommend you to check out the following blogs as well:

Got a question on this topic, mention it in the comments section.

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