Data Scientist, IT Salary

An average IT Data Scientist in the United States can expect to take home roughly $94K per year. Total cash compensation to IT Data Scientists bottoms out near $64K and approaches $138K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $20K from bonuses and almost $17K from profit sharing. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is the specific employer, though tenure and geography have a (lesser) impact as well. The vast majority of IT Data Scientists (83 percent) survey respondents are men. Most IT Data Scientists like their work and job satisfaction is high. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a fair number earn dental coverage. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$63,384 - $125,873
(Median)
$63K
$94K
$130K
MEDIAN: $94,296
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$20.72 - $59.32
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$21
$34
$59
MEDIAN: $34.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$63,384 - $125,873  
   
Bonus
$1,546 - $19,727  
Profit Sharing
$446.98 - $17,114  
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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$63,652 - $137,568  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,337
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$33$66$99
Hourly Rate
$20.72 - $59.32  
   
Overtime
$1.52 - $98.63  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$1,546 - $19,727  
   
Profit Sharing
$446.98 - $17,114  
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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$63,652 - $137,568  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 54
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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


Known for taking on a considerable number of IT Data Scientists, Booz, Allen, and Hamilton, Microsoft Corp, Amazon.com Inc, American Express Co. (AMEX), and Explorys are leading firms in the industry. Amazon.com Inc pays the most with a median salary of $150K, though with a large amount of variation, going from a low of $82K to a high of $234K.

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, Software Development, Java, and Hadoop are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 7 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate 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.


IT Data Scientists with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. Although employees with less than five years' experience earn around $93K on average, the five-to-10 year group has a much higher, six-figure median of $108K. IT Data Scientists with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $120K. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $144K.

Pay Difference by Location


California is a land of opportunity for IT Data Scientists. The state is home to the top three paying cities in the field, with San Jose, Mountain View, and San Francisco all offering salaries above the national rate. IT Data Scientists in Salt Lake City take home the lowest salaries, earning a whopping 21 percent less than the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Washington (16 percent lower) and Minneapolis (14 percent lower).

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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
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R
up arrow 11%

SAS
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Microsoft SQL Server
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 115 votes.

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

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