Data Scientist / Engineer Salary

Average Data Scientists in the United States make around $93K per year. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Work is enjoyable for Data Scientists, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. There are far more male Data Scientists survey respondents than women, making up 85 percent. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$61,163 - $134,342
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$93K
$130K
MEDIAN: $93,009
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$15.21 - $78.91
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$61,163 - $134,342  
   
Bonus
$1,965 - $23,918  
Profit Sharing
$3,561  
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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$60,561 - $143,342  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 244
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$27$54$81
Hourly Rate
$15.21 - $78.91  
   
Overtime
$23.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$1,965 - $23,918  
   
Profit Sharing
$3,561  
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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$60,561 - $143,342  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 21

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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

  • 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.
  • 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.

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Popular Skills for Data Scientist / Engineer


Survey results imply that Data Scientists deploy a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Apache Spark, Apache Hive, Data Mining / Data Warehouse, and Hadoop are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 13 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Data Modeling, Matlab, and R. Those familiar with Data Analysis also tend to know Statistical Analysis and Hadoop.

Pay by Experience Level for Data Scientist / Engineer

Pay by Experience for a Data Scientist / Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Data Scientist / Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $88,000 based on 225 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Data Scientist / Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $110,000 based on 58 salaries. An experienced Data Scientist / Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $123,000 based on 36 salaries. A Data Scientist / Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $155,000 based on 8 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $94,496

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

For Data Scientists, busy Mountain View offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 37 percent above the national average. Data Scientists will also find cushy salaries in New York (+31 percent), San Francisco (+29 percent), Palo Alto (+22 percent), and Seattle (+13 percent). Location is a huge contributor to overall pay, with Data Scientists in Dallas earning a whopping 25 percent below the national average. Washington and Atlanta are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 25 percent lower and 18 percent lower, respectively.

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Key Stats for Data Scientist / Engineer

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.
Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
57%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
3%
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Experience Affects Data Scientist / Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
▲64%

▲30%

▲16%

National Average
$94,000

▼7%

Skills That Affect Data Scientist / Engineer Salaries

Apache Spark
▲13%

Apache Hive
▲6%


▲4%

SQL
▲1%

▼0%



National Average
$94,000


Machine Learning
▼2%

▼2%


R
▼6%

Data Modeling
▼9%

Matlab
▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
57%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
vision benefits
Vision: 64%
no benefits
None: 6%
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