Data Scientist, IT Salary

The average IT Data Scientist in the United States earns approximately $93K per year. 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. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is the company, followed by the particular city and years of experience. Most IT Data Scientists report high levels of job satisfaction. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. The vast majority of IT Data Scientists (82 percent) who took the survey are men. 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 (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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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


Many IT Data Scientists can be found at Booz, Allen, and Hamilton, International Business Machines (IBM) Corp., Microsoft Corp, American Express Co. (AMEX), and Amazon.com Inc, firms that are at the top of the field. For IT Data Scientists, comfortable salaries can be found at Amazon.com Inc; in fact, median earnings sit around $147K, the highest in the area.

International Business Machines (IBM) Corp. offers the lowest pay in the industry by far, with a median salary less than half of the top paying employer's rate ($67K).

Popular Skills for Data Scientist, IT


IT Data Scientists seem to require a rather large skill set. 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. 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.


Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. Whereas the median salary for inexperienced employees is approximately $92K, incomes in the five-to-10 year group are significantly higher, averaging to the comfortable six-figure sum of $109K. On average, IT Data Scientists make $121K following one to two decades on the job. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $145K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $96,309

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

IT Data Scientists in San Jose, Mountain View, and San Francisco — all located in California — not only make more than the national average for those in this profession but represent the highest-paid cities in the country for IT Data Scientists. Compared to the national average, Cleveland IT Data Scientists have considerably lower salaries, 31 percent below the national average to be exact. Location appears to be a major driving force in pay for those in this profession. Washington and Minneapolis are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 16 percent lower and 14 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




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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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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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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