A Data Scientist / Engineer earns an average salary of $94,448 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Hadoop, Python, and Java.
Data Scientist / Engineer Total Pay (?
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$59,606 - $137,177
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MEDIAN: $94,447
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Data Scientist / Engineer Total Pay (?
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$16.05 - $99.33
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $31.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$59,606 - $137,177  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,065  
Profit Sharing
$507 - $24,658  
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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$58,547 - $147,699  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 227
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$34$68$102
Hourly Rate
$16.05 - $99.33  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,065  
   
Profit Sharing
$507 - $24,658  
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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$58,547 - $147,699  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 227
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Job Description for Data Scientist / Engineer
The terms "data scientist" and "data engineer" are sometimes used interchangeably and involve similar skill sets. However, the roles of data scientists and data engineers are appreciably different.
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Data Scientist / Engineer 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.
Popular Skills for Data Scientist / Engineer
Pay Difference By Location
Seattle
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New York
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Boston
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National Average
$97,000
Chicago
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Experience Affects Data Scientist / Engineer Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 28%
National Average
$97,000

Skills That Affect Data Scientist / Engineer Salaries

Hadoop
up arrow 14%
Python
up arrow 12%
Java
up arrow 11%
Data Analysis
0%
National Average
$97,000
Statistical Analysis
up arrow 2%
Data Modeling
up arrow 6%
SQL
up arrow 7%
Job Satisfaction
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Gender
Female
8%
female alumni
 
Male
92%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
19%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
2%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 68% employee benefits None: 11%
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