Entry-Level Data Scientist / Engineer Salary

An average Entry-Level Data Scientist can expect to take home roughly $86K annually. This field is filled with high levels of job satisfaction; most Entry-Level Data Scientists are happy with their jobs. Men account for the majority of Entry-Level Data Scientists who responded to the questionnaire — 85 percent to be exact. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$57,530 - $125,825
$58K
$86K
$130K
MEDIAN: $86,366
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$14.90 - $53.36
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$57,530 - $125,825  
   
Bonus
$1,600 - $11,072  
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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$52,404 - $127,480  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 207
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.90 - $53.36  
   
Overtime
$23.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,600 - $11,072  
   
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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$52,404 - $127,480  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 18
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $87,739

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New York offers some of the highest pay in the country for Entry-Level Data Scientists, 41 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Data Scientists can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+22 percent), Boston (+19 percent), Seattle (+3 percent), and Los Angeles (+3 percent). Falling short of the national average by 19 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Chicago. Atlanta and Austin are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 12 percent lower and 6 percent lower, respectively.

Key Stats for Data Scientist / Engineer

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.
Less than 1 year
18%
1-4 years
70%
5-9 years
12%
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Skills That Affect Data Scientist / Engineer Salaries

Apache Spark
▲23%

Apache Hive
▲14%


▲5%

Java
▲4%

Hadoop
▲3%

Machine Learning
▲2%

Statistical Analysis
▲1%

SQL
▼0%

National Average
$88,000


R
▼3%

Scala
▼3%

ETL (Extract, transform, load)
▼5%

Apache Hadoop
▼6%

Microsoft SQL Server
▼10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
vision benefits
Vision: 60%
dental benefits
None: 7%
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