Data Scientist, IT Salary

Median pay for IT Data Scientists in the United States is around $92K per year. Final cash compensation to IT Data Scientists varies from around $62K to approximately $146K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $19K and $20K, respectively. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by the specific employer, followed by tenure and location. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Male IT Data Scientists are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$62,726 - $131,942
$63K
$92K
$130K
MEDIAN: $92,042
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$19.76 - $76.68
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MEDIAN: $38.84
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$62,726 - $131,942  
   
Bonus
$1,043 - $18,828  
Profit Sharing
$613 - $19,866  
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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$62,288 - $146,002  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 563
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$26$52$78
Hourly Rate
$19.76 - $76.68  
   
Overtime
$60.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$1,043 - $18,828  
   
Profit Sharing
$613 - $19,866  
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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$62,288 - $146,002  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 45

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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

  • 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.
  • 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.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Data Scientist, IT


International Business Machines (IBM) Corp., Booz, Allen, and Hamilton, Amazon.com Inc, American Express Co. (AMEX), and Microsoft Corp are some prominent firms with considerable interest in employing a large team of IT Data Scientists. 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 field with a median salary of just $67K. There's also little variation in pay at the company, with pay ranging from $56K to $88K.

Popular Skills for Data Scientist, IT


IT Data Scientists report using a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Apache Hadoop, Hadoop, Python, and Machine Learning are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 3 percent and 6 percent. Those listing Automation Scripting as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Java and Microsoft SQL Server also typically command lower compensation. The majority of those who know Data Analysis also know Machine Learning and Data Mining / Data Warehouse.

Pay by Experience Level for Data Scientist, IT

Pay by Experience for a Data Scientist, IT has a positive trend. An entry-level Data Scientist, IT with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $89,000 based on 593 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Data Scientist, IT with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $107,000 based on 142 salaries. An experienced Data Scientist, IT which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $120,000 based on 66 salaries. A Data Scientist, IT with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $149,000 based on 13 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $94,256

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

Mountain View is home to an above-average pay rate for IT Data Scientists, 32 percent higher than the national average. IT Data Scientists will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+24 percent), Seattle (+24 percent), McLean (+12 percent), and New York (+5 percent). The lowest-paying market is Cleveland, which sits 29 percent below the national average, proving that location is a significant contributor to overall pay. Workers in Washington and Dallas earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (24 percent less and 23 percent less, respectively).

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 36 votes.
Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
57%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
2%
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Experience Affects Data Scientist, IT Salaries

▲59%

▲28%

▲14%

National Average
$94,000

▼6%

Skills That Affect Data Scientist, IT Salaries


▲4%

▲3%




SAS
▼0%

National Average
$94,000

Data Analysis
▼1%

Data Modeling
▼1%

SQL
▼2%


R
▼10%

Microsoft SQL Server
▼14%

Java
▼18%

Automation Scripting
▼27%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 36 votes.

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
57%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
vision benefits
Vision: 69%
no benefits
None: 9%
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