Data Scientist, IT Salary

For IT Data Scientists, yearly average wages total $91K annually. Total cash compensation to IT Data Scientists bottoms out near $63K and approaches $142K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $18K from bonuses and almost $20K from profit sharing. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is the specific employer, though years of experience and geography have a (lesser) impact as well. Job satisfaction for IT Data Scientists is high. Generally, women make up less than a third of all IT Data Scientists who answered the questionnnaire. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$63,098 - $130,264
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MEDIAN: $91,000
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$20.04 - $75.00
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$63,098 - $130,264  
   
Bonus
$1,034 - $18,313  
Profit Sharing
$515 - $19,727  
Total Pay (?
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$62,714 - $142,361  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 678
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Hourly Rate
$20.04 - $75.00  
   
Overtime
$45.60  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,034 - $18,313  
   
Profit Sharing
$515 - $19,727  
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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$62,714 - $142,361  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 49
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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. Amazon.com Inc attracts talent by shelling out the biggest paychecks in the area — the median in that office is $147K.

Considering that the median salary at Booz, Allen, and Hamilton is a shallow $67K, it is not surprising that this employer ranks last in compensation relative to (and far behind) other companies in the same line of work — their median pay is less than half of the top paying company's rate.

Popular Skills for Data Scientist, IT


IT Data Scientists seem to exploit a large range 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 4 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. Those familiar with Data Analysis also tend to 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 generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. Although employees with less than five years' experience earn around $89K on average, the five-to-10 year group has a much higher, six-figure median of $107K. IT Data Scientists claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $120K. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $149K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $92,943

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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 make 28 percent less than the national average, proving that location is a major factor in pay. Workers in Washington and Dallas earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (23 percent less and 22 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
26 %
Male
74 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 39 votes.
Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
59%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
9%
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%

▲4%




SAS
▲1%

Data Analysis
▼0%

Data Modeling
▼0%

National Average
$93,000

SQL
▼1%


R
▼9%

Microsoft SQL Server
▼13%

Java
▼17%

Automation Scripting
▼26%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 39 votes.

Gender

Female
26 %
Male
74 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
59%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
vision benefits
Vision: 68%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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