Data Scientist, IT Salary

IT Data Scientists in the United States take home approximately $95K per year on average. Final cash compensation to IT Data Scientists varies from around $63K to approximately $139K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $20K and $18K, respectively. While the particular city and years of experience impact pay for this group, the particular firm is the most influential factor. The vast majority of IT Data Scientists (85 percent) survey respondents are men. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most IT Data Scientists. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$62,456 - $125,707
(Median)
$62K
$95K
$130K
MEDIAN: $95,011
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$20.20 - $61.83
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$20
$33
$62
MEDIAN: $32.00
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Salary
$62,456 - $125,707  
   
Bonus
$1,038 - $19,970  
Profit Sharing
$456.15 - $18,082  
Total Pay (?
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$62,925 - $138,690  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,081
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$20.20 - $61.83  
   
Overtime
$44.94 - $56.25  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,038 - $19,970  
   
Profit Sharing
$456.15 - $18,082  
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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$62,925 - $138,690  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | 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

  • 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


Many IT Data Scientists can be found at Booz, Allen, and Hamilton, American Express Co. (AMEX), Amazon.com Inc, Microsoft Corp, and Explorys, firms that are at the top of the field. The biggest paychecks can be found at Amazon.com Inc — the median salary there is $153K.

Popular Skills for Data Scientist, IT


Survey results imply that IT Data Scientists deploy a deep pool of skills on the job. 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. For most people, competency in Data Analysis indicates knowledge of 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 do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. The average beginner in this position makes around $94K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $109K. After working for 10 to 20 years, IT Data Scientists make a median salary of $120K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $125K.

Pay Difference by Location


For IT Data Scientists, top-notch salaries can be found in California: San Jose, Palo Alto, and Mountain View offer exceptional salaries — better than the national average for those in this field and higher than any other city in the United States. The lowest-paying market is Salt Lake City, which sits 22 percent below the national average, proving that location is a significant contributor to overall pay. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Washington (13 percent lower) and Minneapolis (12 percent lower).

Data Scientist, IT Reviews

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
$98,000


Skills That Affect Data Scientist, IT Salaries


Java
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Hadoop
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Software Development
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Data Mining / Data Warehouse
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Statistical Analysis
0%

Python
0%

National Average
$98,000

Data Analysis
up arrow 1%

Big Data Analytics
up arrow 2%

Data Modeling
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SQL
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R
up arrow 9%

SAS
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Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 19%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 105 votes.

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
17%
1-4 years
58%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
6%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 71% employee benefits None: 6%