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Machine Learning Engineer Salary : How Much Does an ML Engineer Earn?

Last updated on Apr 17,2023 10.5K Views

Kislay Keshari
Kurt is a Big Data and Data Science Expert, working as a... Kurt is a Big Data and Data Science Expert, working as a Research Analyst at Edureka. He is keen to work with Machine Learning,...

We are living in the world of Humans and Machines. These machines have to be programmed before they start following your instructions. But what if the machine started learning on their own from their experience, work like us, feel like us, do things more accurately than us?  Well here’s where a Machine Learning Engineer Comes to Picture to make sure everything is working according to the procedures and Guidelines. In this article, we’ll discuss the Global Machine Learning Engineer Salary and see why every industry needs an ML Engineer. On an Average, an ML Engineer can expect a salary of 719,646 (IND) or $111,490 (US).

In this article, I’ll be discussing the details of a Machine Learning Engineer Salary in the Following order:


Who is a Machine Learning Engineer?

Machine learning engineers are sophisticated programmers who develop machines and systems that can learn and apply knowledge without specific direction.

Who is an ML Engineer?

Artificial intelligence is the goal of a machine learning engineer. They are computer programmers, but their focus goes beyond specifically programming machines to perform specific tasks. They create programs that will enable machines to take actions without being specifically directed to perform those tasks.


Machine Learning Engineer Job Trends

The below table illustrates the number of jobs in different locations around the Globe according to

LocationNo. of Jobs
Seattle, WA2065
New York, NY1189
San Francisco, CA1107
Bengaluru, Karnataka1101
Sunnyvale, CA500


As you can see the numbers are very large. ML Engineer career opportunities will only shoot through the roof. As the world is turning towards Artificial Intelligence for all sorts of decision making, both start-ups and well-established companies are offering lucrative salaries to Machine Learning Engineers.


Machine Learning Engineer Salary Trends

According to, below are graphs depicting the average Data Analyst salary for India and US.

Machine Learning Engineer Salary (IND)


Machine Learning Engineer Salary

Machine Learning Engineer Salary (US)


Machine learning engineers are creators of the algorithms that allow a machine to find patterns in its own programming data, teaching it to understand commands and even think for itself. The artificial intelligence seen in automatic vacuums and self-driving cars are the ‘thought children’ of these engineers.

A study by LinkedIn found that there are 9.8 times more Machine Learning Engineers working today than five years ago. Over the past year or so, Machine Learning Engineer has become one of the most sighted job postings.

The International Data Corporation estimates that spending on AI and ML will grow from $12B in 2017 to $57.6B in 2021. Also, 61% of organizations insist that Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence will be among their top data initiatives in 2018 and 2019.

Here is the list of Top 10 Skills required to become a  successful Machine Learning Engineer.


Openings Based on Salary

Machine Learning Engineer Salary


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


Machine Learning Engineer Salary

Source: Payscale

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

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Machine Learning Engineer Salary Based On Company

I am listing down the salary offered to a Machine Learning Engineer by major companies who are actively hiring for the same.

Intel Corporation$121,500/yr

As you can see, not just the Big Shots but also Startups are willing to spend a good amount on Machine Learning Engineers.


Machine Learning Engineer Salary Compensation


CompensationSalary Range Per Annum
Salary$76,953 – $151,779
Bonus$2,974 – $25,541
Profit Sharing$1,934 – $51,285
Total Pay$75,184 – $162,727



CompensationSalary Range Per Annum
Salary 349,617 – 2,024,318
Bonus 30,304 – 471,757
Profit Sharing 75,000
Total Pay 355,533 – 2,082,666


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 Machine Learning Engineer varies based on the geography.


Machine Learning Engineer Salary Geographically

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

LocationSalary Per Annum
San Francisco$169,345
New York$148,419


If you are someone looking to get into an interesting career, now would be the right time to up-skill and take advantage of the Data Analysis career opportunities that come your way.

Edureka has a specially curated Machine Learning Engineer Course that will make you proficient in techniques like Supervised Learning, Unsupervised Learning, and Natural Language Processing. You can learn more from this Online NLP Training by Edureka. It includes training on the latest advancements and technical approaches in Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning such as Deep Learning, Graphical Models and Reinforcement Learning.

Got a question for us? Please mention it in the comments section of the “Data Analyst Salary” article and we will get back to you.


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Machine Learning Engineer Salary : How Much Does an ML Engineer Earn?