Data Scientist, IT Salary

Average IT Data Scientists in the United States make around $94K annually. Cash earnings for IT Data Scientists — including $20K in bonuses and $17K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $64K to $138K depending on individual performance. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by the particular firm, but career duration and geography are influential factors as well. The vast majority (84 percent) of IT Data Scientists who answered the questionnaire are male. The majority of IT Data Scientists claim high levels of job satisfaction. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$63,521 - $125,874
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$64K
$94K
$130K
MEDIAN: $94,261
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$20.58 - $59.60
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$21
$34
$60
MEDIAN: $33.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$63,521 - $125,874  
   
Bonus
$1,479 - $19,797  
Profit Sharing
$443.85 - $17,232  
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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$63,727 - $137,817  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,309
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$34$68$102
Hourly Rate
$20.58 - $59.60  
   
Overtime
$1.51 - $99.33  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$1,479 - $19,797  
   
Profit Sharing
$443.85 - $17,232  
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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$63,727 - $137,817  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 52
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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, Amazon.com Inc, American Express Co. (AMEX), Microsoft Corp, and Explorys are all popular places to work. IT Data Scientists seeking a sizable paycheck can earn the most at Amazon.com Inc, where the median salary comes to $150K, though the large pay difference between employees at the top ($82K) and those starting out ($234K) creates a rather diverse pay scale.

Popular Skills for Data Scientist, IT


Survey results imply that IT Data Scientists deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. Most notably, skills in Machine Learning, Java, Software Development, and Hadoop are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 7 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like 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.


IT Data Scientists with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. Individuals with less than five years' experience take home around $93K. In contrast, though, people who have been on the job for five to 10 years report a six-figure median of $108K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $119K in this role. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $144K.

Pay Difference by Location


IT Data Scientists earn a generous sum in the state of California: In particular, San Jose, Mountain View, and San Francisco have higher pay rates than anywhere else in the country, each offering salaries above the national average. Place of residence plays a huge part in an IT Data Scientist's salary, with Salt Lake City IT Data Scientists earning salaries that are 21 percent less than the national average. Washington and Minneapolis are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 15 percent lower and 13 percent lower, respectively.

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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




National Average
$97,000


Skills That Affect Data Scientist, IT Salaries


Hadoop
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Java
up arrow 4%

Software Development
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Data Mining / Data Warehouse
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Data Analysis
0%

Statistical Analysis
0%

Python
0%

Object Oriented Programming (OOP)
0%

National Average
$97,000

Big Data Analytics
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Data Modeling
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SQL
up arrow 6%

R
up arrow 11%

SAS
up arrow 17%

Microsoft SQL Server
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 114 votes.

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
17%
1-4 years
59%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
6%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 71% employee benefits None: 6%
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