Data Modelers in the United States take home approximately $86K annually on average. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Data Modelers. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Data Modelers who answered the questionnnaire.

$54,463 - $118,403
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$54K
$86K
$120K
MEDIAN: $85,502
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$15.47 - $78.89
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MEDIAN: $54.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$54,463 - $118,403  
   
Bonus
$1,007 - $15,135  
Profit Sharing
$1,965  
Total Pay (?
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$52,958 - $131,902  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 170
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$15.47 - $78.89  
   
Overtime
$90.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$1,007 - $15,135  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,965  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$52,958 - $131,902  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 33
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Job Description for Data Modeler

A data modeler is a specialize analyst who takes large chunks of data and attempts to pull useful information out of it. The modeler then uses this information to create detailed data reports for businesses and clients. These reports outline the findings and provide actionable analysis based upon macro and micro trends the modeler has discovered. A data modeler's job is part information science and part statistical analysis. The modeler must be sharp at both of these aspects of the position to succeed.

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Data Modeler Tasks

  • Evaluate and document data quality and data cleansing efforts.
  • Conduct gap analyses and recommend ways to improve overall data quality, metadata, and integration of data across systems.
  • Extract, evaluate, aggregate and analyze data from multiple databases to create predictive and/or relational data models.

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Popular Skills for Data Modeler


Data Modelers report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Lucky workers who know Data Management can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 23 percent above average. SQL and Data Modeling are also correlated to pay that is above average, with increases between 4 percent and 23 percent. Those listing SPSS as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Statistical Analysis and R also typically command lower compensation. Those proficient in Data Modeling are, more often than not, also skilled in Statistical Analysis.

Pay by Experience Level for Data Modeler

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $71K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $100K. After 10 to 20 years, professionals can make it pretty big; the median salary sits in the six-figure neighborhood of $110K. Data Modelers who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $114K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $89,737

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Data Modelers, working in the bustling city of Seattle has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Data Modelers will also find cushy salaries in New York (+14 percent) and Chicago (+3 percent). For Data Modelers, Minneapolis, Columbus, and Detroit, three midwestern cities, are home to the lowest salaries in the United States, all claiming a rate below the national average. Workers in Columbus and Detroit earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (19 percent less and 8 percent less, respectively).

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Experience Affects Data Modeler Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 27%

Experienced
up arrow 23%


National Average
$90,000


Skills That Affect Data Modeler Salaries

Data Management
up arrow 23%

Data Modeling
up arrow 4%

SQL
up arrow 4%

National Average
$90,000

SAS
up arrow 2%

Statistical Analysis
up arrow 11%

R
up arrow 11%

SPSS
up arrow 30%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 21 votes.

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
medical benefits
Vision: 66%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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