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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 $63K and approaches $138K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $20K from bonuses and almost $18K from profit sharing. The company is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration and geographic location. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Almost all enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. IT Data Scientists who took the survey are largely men, dominating at 84 percent. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$63,167 - $125,680
(Median)
$63K
$94K
$130K
MEDIAN: $93,967
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$20.43 - $61.28
(Median)
$20
$33
$61
MEDIAN: $33.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$63,167 - $125,680  
   
Bonus
$1,479 - $19,758  
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $17,943  
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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$63,306 - $138,021  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,215
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$20.43 - $61.28  
   
Overtime
$43.45 - $52.88  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,479 - $19,758  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $17,943  
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).
)
$63,306 - $138,021  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 50
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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, Amazon.com Inc, American Express Co. (AMEX), Microsoft Corp, and Explorys, firms that are at the top of the field. 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, Java, Software Development, and Hadoop are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 7 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include SAS, Microsoft SQL Server, and R. Those proficient in Data Analysis are, more often than not, 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.


Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of IT Data Scientists. Individuals with less than five years' experience take home around $93K. In contrast, though, people who have been on the job for five to 10 years report a six-figure median of $108K. IT Data Scientists bring in $119K after working for 10 to 20 years. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $144K.

Pay Difference by 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 Salt Lake City earn salaries far below the national average by 21 percent, proving that geography overwhelmingly affects the pay scale for those in this field. Minneapolis and Washington are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 13 percent lower and 12 percent lower, respectively.

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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


Java
up arrow 6%

Software Development
up arrow 5%

Hadoop
up arrow 3%

Data Mining / Data Warehouse
up arrow 2%

Object Oriented Programming (OOP)
up arrow 1%

Data Analysis
0%

Statistical Analysis
0%

Python
0%

National Average
$97,000

Big Data Analytics
up arrow 1%

Data Modeling
up arrow 4%

SQL
up arrow 8%

R
up arrow 11%

SAS
up arrow 19%

Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 19%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 110 votes.

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
17%
1-4 years
59%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
6%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

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