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 IT salary study by Robert Half Technology, you can expect the following pay rates for the top data jobs in 2017:

Big data engineer
2017 salary range = $135,000 to $196,000
2016 salary range = $129,500 to $183,500
Difference = 5.8 percent

Data architect
2017 salary range = $131,250 to $184,000
2016 salary range - $127,250 to $175,000
Difference = 4.1 percent

Data warehouse manager
2017 salary range = $129,000 to $179,000
2016 salary range = $123,750 to $172,000
Difference = 4.1 percent

Database manager
2017 salary range = $122,250 to $177,000
2016 salary range = $118,000 to $170,500
Difference = 3.7 percent

Business intelligence analyst
2017 salary range = $118,000 to $171,750
2016 salary range = $113,750 to $164,000
Difference = 4.3 percent

Data scientist
2017 salary range = $116,000 to $163,500
2016 salary range = $109,000 to $153,750
Difference = 6.4 percent

Data modeler
2017 salary range = $111,000 to $161,500
2016 salary range = $106,750 to $155,000
Difference = 3.9 percent

Database developer
2017 salary range = $108,000 to $161,500
2016 salary range = $103,250 to $153,250
Difference = 5.1 percent

Database administrator
2017 salary range = $98,500 to $148,500
2016 salary range = $95,750 to $142,750
Difference = 3.6 percent

Portal administrator
2017 salary range = $96,000 to $138,750
2016 salary range = $94,000 to $134,250
Difference = 2.8 percent

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

Data analyst/report writer
2017 salary range = $77,500 to $118,750
2016 salary range = $74,500 to $114,500
Difference = 3.8 percent

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Bob Violino

Bob Violino

Bob Violino is a freelance technology and business writer who covers a variety of topics, including big data and analytics, cloud computing, information security and mobile technology.