Every year, I run a Data Professional Salary Survey here. Thousands of y’all have answered – here are the past results in Excel – and it helps everybody get a better idea of how overpaid they are. (Did I word that right?)
- What’s your total salary in US dollars, annual before taxes?
- Your country
- (Optional) Postal/zip code
- Primary database you work with
- Years that you’ve worked with this database
- Other databases you worked with in 2021
- Job type: (FTE, FTE of consulting/contracting company, independent, part time)
- Job title
- Do you manage other staff
- Years of doing this job
- At how many companies have you held this job?
- How many other people on your team do the same job as you?
- How many database servers does your team work with?
- What is the population of the largest city within 20 miles of where you work?
- Employer sector (private, government, non-profit, etc.)
- What are your career plans for the year 2022?
- To which gender do you most identify?
If there are any changes you want to make, leave a comment and we’ll talk through it. A few things to keep in mind:
- If you want to add a question, tell me what actions you would take based on the findings. This survey is about salary, not things like what percentage of the audience uses what tools.
- The less questions, the better the response rate – I’mma make you fight for new questions, and other readers will need to chime in.
- The response types are fairly limited: either short text boxes or multiple-choice answers.
Update: we’re not going to add work-from-home related questions. The problem is that the work-from-home situation at a lot of companies is wildly in flux, and it’s often dictated by government rules or vaccine policies or availability. Companies are constantly changing their work-from-home policies, and any answers that folks might give could be outdated within 30 days. I don’t think you can really draw conclusions from that kind of thing right now.