Blockchain Engineers Earns At Par With AI Experts

by | Oct 22, 2018 | Blockchain, Cryptocurrency News

Blockchain Engineer | AI Expert | Salaries | Hired

While the price point of cryptocurrency is observing a decline, the salary point of blockchain engineers is on a steady hike, in fact, it has never been higher. A San Francisco firm that helps clients recruit tech candidates, Hired has been forthcoming with the salary stats, which implies that Blockchain engineers are making marginally more than typical software engineers earn on average

According to the ‘State of Salaries’ provided by Hired, on average a blockchain engineers earn somewhere between $150,000 and $175,000. Whereas, a typical software engineer earns an average salary of  $135,000. The data used for this inference is from the services rendered by Hired.

Furthermore, the firm states that the engineers with blockchain expertise are being paid on par with developers who specialize in artificial intelligence and higher than any other specialized engineering roles. This can be attributed to the rise in demand of blockchain engineers as larger companies in likes of Facebook, Amazon, IBM, and Microsoft have shown incline towards the technology.

Notably, the firm added blockchain as a sub-role to its service at the end of 2017. Since then, Hires has observed the rise of blockchain as a desired skill in potential employees by 400 percent. The CEO of Hired, Mehul Patel stated:

“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.”

Dustin Welden, who was hired in March by Seattle-based Globys to work on a project that makes use of the vanguard technology to integrate different accounting services added:
“When my title became ‘principal blockchain engineer,’ it became relentless. I get interview requests every day on LinkedIn now.”

As per hired, as of now, these jobs are titled on the lines of back-end engineer, systems engineer or solutions architect and blockchain is enlisted as a desired skill for the job. A blockchain engineer code in a variety of programming languages such as Java, JavaScript, C++, Go, Solidity and Python, among other and should be well versed with networking, database design, and cryptography computing skills. Patel added:

“There’s a mindset here of taking a long-term view of planning. If you’re going to build blockchain technology, you have to get that talent.”

Read more: HTC Exodus, The Blockchain Powered HTC Smartphone To Launch On October 22

Source: CNBC.com

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