DevOps salaries: The complete rundown & how to get a raise (2022)

DevOps and Site Reliability Engineers are in high demand. But what do they get paid? In this article we discuss the average salary for DevOps Engineers and how to get a raise.

Phil from 4 day week
10 min readOct 24, 2022

Thinking of becoming a DevOps engineer? We don’t blame you. The DevOps engineer role is in the top 10 of Glassdoor’s 50 best jobs in America report. DevOps engineers are some of the highest-paid tech professionals globally. Not only do they command lucrative 6 figure salaries but they’re also highly sought after.

This article walks you through what you can look forward to earning in this role and the factors that determine DevOps salaries. When you’re ready to accelerate your DevOps career, have a look at open DevOps vacancies at 4 day week . Let’s get started.

Demand for DevOps engineers

You may be wondering this: what’s fueling this demand for DevOps engineers and why are their salaries so high? For starters, we’re using technology for everything from work, to school, and home.

As famously put by Mark Andreesen:

“Software is eating the world”.

Looking specifically at the DevOps engineering role, the job involves creating streamlined, automated processes for fast and improved releases in the software development lifecycle.