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Data Scientist, IT Salary

The average IT Data Scientist in the United States earns approximately $96K per year. Overall cash earnings for IT Data Scientists stretch from $62K on the lower end to $142K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $20K from bonuses and $19K from profit sharing. The company is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the particular city and experience level. There are far more male IT Data Scientists survey respondents than women, making up 87 percent. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. For the most part, IT Data Scientists enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$61,430 - $127,484
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$61K
$96K
$130K
MEDIAN: $95,586
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$14.50 - $88.77
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$61,430 - $127,484  
   
Bonus
$1,479 - $20,141  
Profit Sharing
$443.85 - $18,584  
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$61,995 - $142,210  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 787
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$14.50 - $88.77  
   
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$1,479 - $20,141  
   
Profit Sharing
$443.85 - $18,584  
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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$61,995 - $142,210  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 31
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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


Heading up the field in terms of compensation, Amazon.com Inc offers the most; IT Data Scientists earn $153K on average there.

Popular Skills for Data Scientist, IT


IT Data Scientists report using a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Machine Learning, Java, Hadoop, and Data Mining / Data Warehouse are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 9 percent. Those listing SAS as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. R and SQL 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

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For IT Data Scientists, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $94K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $107K. IT Data Scientists claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $119K. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income of $135K.

Pay Difference by Location


IT Data Scientists can earn above-average salaries when they head west to California. Specifically, Palo Alto, San Jose, and San Francisco represent the three top-paying cities for IT Data Scientists in the United States. Compared to the national average, Cleveland IT Data Scientists have considerably lower salaries, 28 percent below the national average to be exact. Location appears to be a major driving force in pay for those in this profession. Employers in Salt Lake City and Austin also lean toward paying below-median salaries (17 percent lower and 16 percent lower, respectively).

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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Data Mining / Data Warehouse
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Statistical Analysis
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Python
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National Average
$98,000

Data Analysis
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Data Modeling
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Big Data Analytics
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SQL
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R
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SAS
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 82 votes.

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
87 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
18%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
7%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 71% employee benefits None: 7%