Data Scientist, IT Salary

IT Data Scientists in the United States take home approximately $94K annually on average. Total cash compensation to IT Data Scientists bottoms out near $64K and approaches $137K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $20K from bonuses and almost $15K from profit sharing. The particular firm is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration and location. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. The vast majority of IT Data Scientists (83 percent) survey respondents are men. Most IT Data Scientists report high levels of job satisfaction. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$63,416 - $125,389

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$20.72 - $59.32

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$63,416 - $125,389  
   
Bonus
$1,031 - $19,594  
Profit Sharing
$225.00 - $15,170  
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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$63,733 - $136,704  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,385
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
$1,031 - $19,594  
   
Profit Sharing
$225.00 - $15,170  
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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$63,733 - $136,704  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 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


Leading companies who hire large numbers of IT Data Scientists include Booz, Allen, and Hamilton, Microsoft Corp, American Express Co. (AMEX), Amazon.com Inc, and Explorys. 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.

Popular Skills for Data Scientist, IT


IT Data Scientists seem to require a rather large skill set. Most notably, skills in Machine Learning, Software Development, Java, and Hadoop are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like SAS, Microsoft SQL Server, and R. Most people skilled in Data Analysis are similarly competent 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 many IT Data Scientists, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Although inexperienced employees take home approximately $93K, those who have five to 10 years under their belts benefit from a six-figure median of $108K. IT Data Scientists with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $120K. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $144K.

Pay Difference by Location


For IT Data Scientists, top-notch salaries can be found in California: San Jose, Mountain View, and San Francisco offer exceptional salaries — better than the national average for those in this field and higher than any other city in the United States. Location significantly influences compensation, with Salt Lake City IT Data Scientists earning much less — 21 percent less — than the national average. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Washington (16 percent less) and Minneapolis (14 percent less).

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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


Software Development
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Hadoop
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Java
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Data Mining / Data Warehouse
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Object Oriented Programming (OOP)
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Data Analysis
0%

Python
0%

National Average
$97,000

Statistical Analysis
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Big Data Analytics
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Data Modeling
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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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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 119 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
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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