Blockchain engineers are making between $150,000 and $175,000 on average, according to global stats provided to CNBC by Hired, a San Francisco firm that helps clients recruit tech candidates. That’s quite a premium over the $135,000 salaries that typical software engineers earn on average, according to Hired, which uses data from its service to compile the stats.
According to Hired, salaries for Blockchain engineers are on par with Artificial Intelligence developers and higher than other specialized engineering roles.
The demand has grown exponentially with large companies, such as Facebook, Amazon, IBM and Microsoft, begun working on projects that make use of the technology. Blockchain itself is redefining how they are employed.
Hired has seen job postings that seek employees with blockchain as a desired skill rise by 400% since the end of 2017.
“There’s a ton of demand for blockchain. Software engineers are in very short supply, but this is even more acute and that’s why salaries are even higher.” – Mehul Patel, CEO of Hired
Is studying computer science or attending a coding school the best way to get started programming in blockchain? Lavine Hemlani of Accelerate’s coding school believes so.