IT Data Scientists in the United States pull down an average of $92K per year. Overall cash earnings of IT Data Scientists stretch from $63K near the bottom to $141K at the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $19K each from bonuses and profit sharing. The specific employer is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration and geographic location. Making up 76 percent of those who took the survey, male IT Data Scientists greatly outnumber their female counterparts. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a fair number earn dental coverage. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$64,002 - $129,223  
   
Bonus
$1,497 - $18,828  
Profit Sharing
$515 - $19,271  
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$63,484 - $140,544  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 870
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Hourly Rate
$19.18 - $74.15  
   
Overtime
$48.09  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,497 - $18,828  
   
Profit Sharing
$515 - $19,271  
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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$63,484 - $140,544  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 54

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Job Description for Data Scientist, IT

IT data scientists are responsible for mining complex data and providing systems-related advice for their organization. They design new ways to incorporate vast information with a focus on information technology topics. They work with teams of other IT professionals to manage statistical data and create different models based on the needs of their company. They possess advanced analytical skills, in addition to their exceptional oral and written communication abilities. They process research information for easier consumption and transform it into actionable plans. They also provide value to their businesses through their findings and thoughtful insights.

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Data Scientist, IT Tasks

  • Design and build new data set processes for modeling, data mining, and production purposes.
  • Determine new ways to improve data and search quality, and predictive capabilities.
  • Perform and interpret data studies and product experiments concerning new data sources or new uses for existing data sources.
  • Develop prototypes, proof of concepts, algorithms, predictive models, and custom analysis.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Data Scientist, IT


Well-known firms with a reputation for hiring numerous IT Data Scientists include International Business Machines (IBM) Corp., Booz, Allen, and Hamilton, Amazon.com Inc, American Express Co. (AMEX), and Microsoft Corp. The biggest paychecks can be found at Amazon.com Inc — the median salary there is $147K.

Booz, Allen, and Hamilton offers the lowest pay in the industry by far, with a median salary less than half of the top paying employer's rate ($67K).

Popular Skills for Data Scientist, IT


IT Data Scientists seem to exploit a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Hadoop, Machine Learning, Apache Hadoop, and Python are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Microsoft SQL Server, Object Oriented Programming, and R. Most people familiar with Data Analysis also know Machine Learning and Data Mining / Data Warehouse.

Pay by Experience Level for Data Scientist, IT

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


IT Data Scientists with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. Individuals with fewer than five years of experience earn $91K on average, but those in the five-to-10 year group see a six-figure median of $109K. IT Data Scientists who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $121K. IT Data Scientists who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $149K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $94,943

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

IT Data Scientists can earn above-average salaries when they head west to California. Specifically, Mountain View, San Francisco, and San Jose represent the three top-paying cities for IT Data Scientists in the United States. IT Data Scientists in Cleveland make 30 percent less than the national average, proving that location is a major factor in pay. Workers in Washington and Dallas earn less than others in this profession; their salaries fall short of the national average by 16 percent.

Data Scientist, IT Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Data Scientist, IT?

Data Scientist, IT in Minneapolis:
"Start-Up Work at Established Company."
Pros: I am challenged nearly everyday to do something different or extend my abilities. I have a fantastic driven boss that gets me interesting projects and shields me from mundane/difficult tasks and people. The company I work for is undergoing a data revolution and I am apart of the vanguard of this area.
Cons: I had to live in a desolate and backwards area when I started. I began under a different role in the company but was transitioned to a more important role without much consultation as to what I was gaining from the move. I am underpaid for the work I am doing and the responsibilities that I bear.

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Key Stats for Data Scientist, IT

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 52 votes.
060
Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
61%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
8%
20 years or more
1%
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Experience Affects Data Scientist, IT Salaries




National Average
$95,000


Skills That Affect Data Scientist, IT Salaries

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Data Mining / Data Warehouse
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National Average
$95,000



SAS
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SQL
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Java
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R
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Object Oriented Programming (OOP)
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Microsoft SQL Server
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 52 votes.

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
61%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
8%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
vision benefits
Vision: 68%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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