Data Scientist, IT Salary

Pay for IT Data Scientists in the United States sits in the ballpark of $90K per year. Total cash compensation to IT Data Scientists approaches anywhere from $61K on the lower end to $148K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $17K from bonuses and upwards of $20K from profit sharing. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by the company, but tenure and location are influential factors as well. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Generally, women make up less than a third of all IT Data Scientists who answered the questionnnaire. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most IT Data Scientists. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$61,955 - $134,597
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$91K
$130K
MEDIAN: $90,523
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$21.78 - $78.91
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$0$149K
Salary $61,955 - $134,597
Bonus $1,030 - $19,146
Profit Sharing $578 - $20,608
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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$61,163 - $149,822
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 291
Hourly Data $0$78
Hourly Rate $21.78 - $78.91
Overtime $60.00
Annual Data $0$149K
Bonus $1,030 - $19,146
Profit Sharing $578 - $20,608
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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$61,163 - $149,822
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 31

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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.

Data Scientist, IT Job Listings

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. Amazon.com Inc offers the largest salaries in town — $147K on average.

Pay for IT Data Scientists is the lowest at Booz, Allen, and Hamilton, which has a median salary of $67K. In addition, there's little room to grow there, with salaries maxing out at $88K.

Popular Skills for Data Scientist, IT


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set 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 5 percent and 8 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: $92,389

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

IT Data Scientists will find that Mountain View offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 35 percent. IT Data Scientists will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+27 percent), Seattle (+27 percent), McLean (+14 percent), and New York (+7 percent). Compared to the national average, Cleveland IT Data Scientists have considerably lower salaries, 28 percent below the national average to be exact. Location appears to be a major driving force in pay for those in this profession. Washington and Dallas are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 23 percent lower and 21 percent lower, 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
22 %
Male
78 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 23 votes.
Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
3%
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Experience Affects Data Scientist, IT Salaries

▲62%

▲30%

▲16%

National Average
$92,000

▼4%

Skills That Affect Data Scientist, IT Salaries


▲6%

▲5%




SAS
▲2%

Data Analysis
▲1%

Data Modeling
▲1%

SQL
▼0%

National Average
$92,000


R
▼8%

Microsoft SQL Server
▼13%

Java
▼16%

Automation Scripting
▼25%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 23 votes.

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
vision benefits
Vision: 66%
no benefits
None: 12%
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