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2021 DevOps Salary Report

2021 DevOps Salary Report

Puppet’s 2021 DevOps Salary Report uses data from the 2021 State of DevOps Report to reveal the impact of the pandemic on global salaries – with some surprising trends.

As we found in 2020, the pandemic accelerated digital transformation efforts across the world, and companies doubled down on investments in IT – including in compensation.

In the midst of monumental changes to the world, DevOps salaries continue to rise across a variety of roles, industries, and countries, and more highly evolved DevOps organizations offer higher salaries, while the gender pay gap decreases. This likely reflects efforts to retain and attract talent in a competitive job market and, in the United States, may be a response to the Great Resignation.

The 2021 DevOps Salary Report is intended to help practitioners and hiring managers get a high-level grasp on the latest salary trends in the global DevOps industry. Our second report during the pandemic reveals that many of the trends we identified in 2020 have continued, and we’ve also observed some new ones.

Key findings from this year’s report include:

  • While the US remains the leader when it comes to paying the highest salaries, this trend may be changing.
  • More women are entering the highest income brackets across roles, industries, and regions.
  • The salary gap between male and female practitioners is closing within the higher income brackets.
  • Companies at a high level of DevOps evolution continue to compensate their employees at the highest level, with practitioner salaries doubling and manager salaries nearly tripling from 2020 to 2021.
  • More software developers/engineers and DevOps engineers are in the higher income brackets in 2021 than in 2020 and 2019.
  • For the first time, practitioners in consulting roles notably had the highest percentage of those earning more than $125,000.

Read the free report to find out how your salary compares to your peers by region, role, gender, company revenue, and more.