Median pay for Entry-Level Data Scientists lies in the neighborhood of $84K per year. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. It's worth noting that most people in this role find their work both fulfilling and enjoyable. Entry-Level Data Scientists who took the survey are largely men, dominating at 85 percent. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$58,042 - $124,611
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$120K
MEDIAN: $83,600
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$14.09 - $52.64
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$58,042 - $124,611  
   
Bonus
$950 - $10,353  
Profit Sharing
$3,000  
Total Pay (?
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$51,894 - $126,303  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 237
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.09 - $52.64  
   
Overtime
$23.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$950 - $10,353  
   
Profit Sharing
$3,000  
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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$51,894 - $126,303  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 20

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $86,098

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New York is home to an above-average pay rate for Entry-Level Data Scientists, 42 percent higher than the national average. Entry-Level Data Scientists will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+25 percent), Boston (+22 percent), Seattle (+15 percent), and Los Angeles (+5 percent). The lowest-paying market is Chicago, which sits 18 percent below the national average. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Atlanta (10 percent less) and Austin (3 percent less).

Key Stats for Data Scientist / Engineer

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.
070
Less than 1 year
17%
1-4 years
71%
5-9 years
12%
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Skills That Affect Data Scientist / Engineer Salaries

Apache Spark
up arrow 26%

Apache Hive
up arrow 16%

Data Mining / Data Warehouse
up arrow 9%

Python
up arrow 5%

Hadoop
up arrow 5%

Machine Learning
up arrow 4%

Statistical Analysis
up arrow 2%

SQL
0%

Java
0%

National Average
$86,000

Data Analysis
up arrow 1%

Scala
up arrow 1%

R
up arrow 2%

Apache Hadoop
up arrow 4%

ETL (Extract, transform, load)
up arrow 5%

Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
vision benefits
Vision: 62%
dental benefits
None: 7%
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