Data Scientist, IT Salary

For IT Data Scientists, yearly average wages total $91K annually. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $19K and $21K, respectively — total cash payment to IT Data Scientists can bottom out near $62K or peak near $150K depending on individual performance. The company is the main element affecting pay for this group — tenure and geography are driving factors as well. Making up 75 percent of those who took the survey, male IT Data Scientists greatly outnumber their female counterparts. For the most part, IT Data Scientists enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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MEDIAN: $91,139
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$22.18 - $77.57
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$0$149K
Salary $62,434 - $134,230
Bonus $1,497 - $19,209
Profit Sharing $596 - $20,542
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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$61,734 - $149,755
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 374
Hourly Data $0$77
Hourly Rate $22.18 - $77.57
Overtime $60.00
Annual Data $0$149K
Bonus $1,497 - $19,209
Profit Sharing $596 - $20,542
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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$61,734 - $149,755
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 37

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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. Heading up the field in terms of compensation, Amazon.com Inc offers the most; IT Data Scientists earn $147K on average there.

Employees at Booz, Allen, and Hamilton take home the smallest paychecks, and $67K is the median salary. Furthermore, range in pay is narrow, with salaries starting at $56K and quickly nearing the top at only $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. It is often found that people who know Data Analysis are also skilled in 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: $92,872

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 34 percent. IT Data Scientists can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+26 percent), Seattle (+26 percent), McLean (+13 percent), and New York (+6 percent). IT Data Scientists in Cleveland take home the lowest salaries, earning a whopping 28 percent less than the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Washington and Dallas (23 percent lower and 22 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
25 %
Male
75 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 24 votes.
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
2%
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Experience Affects Data Scientist, IT Salaries

▲61%

▲30%

▲15%

National Average
$93,000

▼4%

Skills That Affect Data Scientist, IT Salaries


▲6%

▲5%




SAS
▲2%

Data Analysis
▼0%

Data Modeling
▼0%

SQL
▼0%

National Average
$93,000


R
▼9%

Microsoft SQL Server
▼13%

Java
▼17%

Automation Scripting
▼26%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 24 votes.

Gender

Female
25 %
Male
75 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
vision benefits
Vision: 68%
no benefits
None: 12%
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