What does a Senior DevOps Engineer do?

Senior DevOps Engineer Salaries

Average Base Pay

$108,760 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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$89K
Median: $109K
$133K
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Senior DevOps Engineer Career Path

Learn how to become a Senior DevOps Engineer, what skills and education you need to succeed, and what level of pay to expect at each step on your career path.

L3
Senior Devops Engineer
$108,760/yr
L4
L3

Average Years of Experience

0 - 1
4%
2 - 4
49%
5 - 7
32%
8+
15%
Not including years spent in education and/or training
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Senior DevOps Engineer Insights

Read what Senior DevOps Engineer professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
SilverfortSilverfort
Lead DevOps Engineer
Apr 19, 2022

“Working in such a high level place with talented people is what really makes it fun and enjoyable.”

ClientDigital
Devops Engineer
Mar 29, 2022

“Good payment for your work and recognises you if you and your work is worth of”

SXiQSXiQ
Devops Engineer
Sept 9, 2020

“and there is ample work and opportunity to evolve your skills and career in the direction you want.”

SkuVaultSkuVault
Devops Engineer
Feb 26, 2020

“average salary in an unrewarding role all while fearing any day could mean unemployment then this place is perfect.”

CloudTechnerCloudTechner
Cloud DevOps Engineer
Jan 18, 2022

“4. It's good to work in guidance of Siba Sir and Mohinder Sir.”

Prudential FinancialPrudential Financial
Devops Engineer
Apr 11, 2022

“Coming from college to Prudential was a great place to start my career and helped me develop my skills.”

CIS TechnologiesCIS Technologies
Devops Engineer
Dec 13, 2021

“CIS Tec offers excellent training and materials to assist you in advancing your Salesforce career.”

TWO95 InternationalTWO95 International
Devops Engineer
May 14, 2021

“They have placed me in roles that allowed me to learn a great deal and advance my career.”

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Senior DevOps Engineer Interviews

Frequently asked questions about the role and responsibilities of DevOps engineers

DevOps stands for development and operations, so DevOps engineers bridge the gap between software development and IT operations. Every day, the DevOps engineer makes sure the software runs smoothly and collaborates with other team members to make sure everything is operational.

Yes, DevOps engineering is a huge market, and it's expected to increase in popularity. High-quality software is becoming necessary to connect companies' and customers' needs. If you become a DevOps engineer, you will find that it's a varying job where it's unlikely that two days are the same.

DevOps engineers can make a solid salary. The average base salary for a DevOps engineer is $108,760 per year in the United States, depending on the location and years of experience. That number can reach up to $133,203 per year with enough experience and training.

As with any job, there are some challenges to working as a DevOps engineer. For example, the job can be stressful and rigorous. DevOps engineers need experience working with specific software packages, and they might need additional training when updates arrive. They also must have intuitive skills to figure out how to fix problems.

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