$250,000 is the maximum salary offered for a Kubernetes job in our dataset!
Then, what is the average salary for a Kubernetes Engineer? Are the metrics vastly different between the US and Europe?
Let's try to find the answers to the above questions (and perhaps more) with Kube Careers job listings data for Q3 2022 (July to September).
Before you read further, know that:
- At Kube Careers, we only include job listings with a clear salary range, and which have Kubernetes as a requirement and not a nice to have/plus.
- Our dataset is small, with 86 job listings from July to September 2022.
- We have divided the salary ranges into two categories: North American Kubernetes jobs (normalised to be in USD), and European Kubernetes jobs (normalised to be in EUR).
The minimum salary offered in America, on average, stands at $139,269, while the maximum salary (on average) offered stands at $174,246.
The minimum average salary has increased by 13%, while the maximum average salary has increased by 12% over Q3 of 2021, which is a definite positive sign.
The highest salary range for Q3 2022 is between $200,000-250,000, which is also a whopping 25% increase over the highest salary range for Q3 2021.
Overall, it's good to see that the average minimum salaries are increasing at a reasonable rate so that not only the positions at the top but the entry-level positions also seem desirable.
The minimum salary offered in Europe, on average, stands at €89,729, while the maximum salary (on average) is at €114,337.
We have recently started analysing the salary ranges for Europe and America differently, so we can't compare these numbers with Q3 2021.
However, the minimum salary range has increased more than 7% over the last quarter, i.e., Q2 2022, which is encouraging.
Note: Europe is a vast, diverse continent with varied living costs, economies, and technological status. Thus, we can't be conclusive with these numbers, but we can get a decent representation of the state of salaries in Europe.
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