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Data Scientist, IT Salary

IT Data Scientists in the United States pull down an average of $94K per year. Final cash compensation to IT Data Scientists varies from around $64K to approximately $138K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $20K and $18K, respectively. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by the particular firm, but career length and geography are influential factors as well. Male IT Data Scientists far outnumber their female contemporaries among those who completed the questionnaire. Almost all enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$63,342 - $125,773
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$63K
$94K
$130K
MEDIAN: $93,991
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$20.87 - $62.04
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$62
MEDIAN: $32.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$63,342 - $125,773  
   
Bonus
$1,033 - $19,788  
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $18,210  
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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$63,524 - $138,123  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,165
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$20.87 - $62.04  
   
Overtime
$43.45 - $52.88  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,033 - $19,788  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $18,210  
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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$63,524 - $138,123  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 46

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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


Booz, Allen, and Hamilton, American Express Co. (AMEX), Amazon.com Inc, Microsoft Corp, and Explorys are leaders in the field that employ a large number of IT Data Scientists. Amazon.com Inc offers the largest salaries in town — $153K on average.

Popular Skills for Data Scientist, IT


Survey respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. Most notably, skills in Machine Learning, Java, Hadoop, and Software Development are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Microsoft SQL Server, SAS, 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.


For many IT Data Scientists, more experience generally translates to higher pay. The relatively untested earn a median of $93K per year, but survey respondents who have racked up five to 10 years of experience report a six-figure median of $109K. IT Data Scientists bring in $119K after working for 10 to 20 years. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $143K.

Pay Difference by Location


Relative to IT Data Scientists in the rest of the country, IT Data Scientists in San Jose, Mountain View, and San Francisco see salaries beyond the national average. In fact, these California cities offer more pay than any other American city. IT Data Scientists in Salt Lake City make 21 percent less than the national average, proving that location is a major factor in pay. Employers pay around 13 percent less in Minneapolis and 11 percent less in Washington, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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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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Experience Affects Data Scientist, IT Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$97,000


Skills That Affect Data Scientist, IT Salaries


Java
up arrow 5%

Data Mining / Data Warehouse
up arrow 2%

Hadoop
up arrow 2%

Software Development
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Statistical Analysis
0%

Python
0%

National Average
$97,000

Data Analysis
up arrow 1%

Big Data Analytics
up arrow 1%

Data Modeling
up arrow 3%

SQL
up arrow 9%

R
up arrow 12%

SAS
up arrow 19%

Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 19%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 109 votes.

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
17%
1-4 years
59%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
7%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 71% employee benefits None: 6%
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