Cover of Puppet's 2016 DevOps Salary Report

The state of DevOps salaries

You're curious, and so are we. How have salaries changed since last year? What factors make someone more likely to earn more — or less? That's why we surveyed more than 4,600 for the 2016 State of DevOps Report, and their answers informed this year's salary report.

The 2016 DevOps Salary Report has more than 15 pages of analysis and charts breaking down DevOps salaries across geography, industry, practitioners vs. managers, job title, gender, number of servers and employees.

Key findings:

  • Salaries for both IT practitioners and managers in the United States jumped. Now 58 percent of practitioners earn more than $100,000 per year (up from 47 percent last year) and 43 percent of managers earn more than $150,000 (up from 26 percent last year).
  • Sysadmins aren't making as much as their peers. The most common salary range for sysadmins in the United States is $75,000-$100,000, while the four other most common practitioner titles (systems developer/engineer, DevOps engineer, software developer/engineer, and architect) are most likely to earn $100,000-$125,000.
  • IT practitioners earn more in the United States, Australia/New Zealand and Canada. If you want to earn more than $75,000, the odds are against you in Europe, Asia and Latin America.

Download the 2016 DevOps Salary Report now to see how your salary compares — and to get ideas for how you could start earning more.

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