Data Scientist, IT Salary

Earnings for IT Data Scientists in the United States come in at around $93K annually on average. Total cash compensation for IT Data Scientists runs from $63K to $138K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $19K and profit sharing that can reach almost $16K. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by the company, followed by geography and tenure. Among survey respondents, men are more common than women; 82 percent of IT Data Scientists are male. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$62,953 - $126,182
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$63K
$93K
$130K
MEDIAN: $93,146
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$18.80 - $62.50
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MEDIAN: $34.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$62,953 - $126,182  
   
Bonus
$1,030 - $19,432  
Profit Sharing
$481.77 - $15,586  
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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$62,833 - $137,870  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,569
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$33$66$99
Hourly Rate
$18.80 - $62.50  
   
Overtime
$1.55 - $96.96  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$1,030 - $19,432  
   
Profit Sharing
$481.77 - $15,586  
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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$62,833 - $137,870  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 68
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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


Leading companies who hire large numbers of IT Data Scientists include Booz, Allen, and Hamilton, International Business Machines (IBM) Corp., Microsoft Corp, American Express Co. (AMEX), and Amazon.com Inc. The biggest paychecks can be found at Amazon.com Inc — the median salary there is $147K.

International Business Machines (IBM) Corp. offers the lowest pay in the field with a median salary of just $67K. There's also little variation in pay at the company, with pay ranging from $63K to $100K.

Popular Skills for Data Scientist, IT


IT Data Scientists seem to exploit a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Machine Learning, Hadoop, Data Mining / Data Warehouse, and Python are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing Object Oriented Programming as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. MapReduce 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.


For many IT Data Scientists, more experience generally translates to higher pay. Individuals with fewer than five years of experience earn $92K on average, but those in the five-to-10 year group see a six-figure median of $109K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $121K in this role. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $145K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $96,309

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For IT Data Scientists, San Jose, Mountain View, and San Francisco, three California cities, are home to the highest salaries in the United States, all offering a rate above the national average. IT Data Scientists in Cleveland make 31 percent less than the national average, proving that location is a major factor in pay. Employers pay around 16 percent less in Washington and 14 percent less in Minneapolis, 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




National Average
$96,000


Skills That Affect Data Scientist, IT Salaries


Data Mining / Data Warehouse
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Hadoop
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Python
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$96,000

Data Analysis
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Statistical Analysis
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Big Data Analytics
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Data Modeling
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Java
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SQL
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R
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SAS
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Microsoft SQL Server
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Object Oriented Programming (OOP)
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MapReduce
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 131 votes.

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
17%
1-4 years
59%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
7%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

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