Salaries for Blockchain Engineers Are Skyrocketing

by  Salvador Rodriguez,  CNBC

Blockchain engineers are making an average of between $150,000 and $175,000 per year, exceeding the $135,000 made by typical software engineers, according to Hired, a Silicon Valley-based company that helps clients recruit tech candidates.

Hired’s analysis of data from its service found salaries for engineers with blockchain expertise are on par with developers who specialize in artificial intelligence, and are higher than salaries for any other specialized engineering roles.

Demand for blockchain skills has grown as large companies have started work on projects that utilize the technology. Job postings that seek employees with blockchain as a desired skill have risen 400% since the end of 2017, when Hired first added blockchain as a sub-role in its service. Said Hired CEO Mehul Patel, “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.”  Read the report.

DCL: Blockchain can be viewed as an approach to implementing a historical record of the activity in any event processing system.

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