Entry-Level Data Scientist / Engineer Salary

Entry-Level Data Scientists can expect wages of $89K per year on average. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Men account for the majority of Entry-Level Data Scientists who responded to the questionnaire — 86 percent to be exact. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$59,761 - $126,908
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$89K
$130K
MEDIAN: $88,592
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$14.90 - $53.36
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MEDIAN: $35.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$59,761 - $126,908  
   
Bonus
$1,237 - $14,544  
Profit Sharing
$3,000  
Total Pay (?
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$58,407 - $128,470  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 193
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
$1,237 - $14,544  
   
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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$58,407 - $128,470  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 18

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $89,069

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Surpassing the national average by 39 percent, Entry-Level Data Scientists in New York receive some of the highest pay in the country. Entry-Level Data Scientists will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+20 percent), Boston (+17 percent), Seattle (+1 percent), and Los Angeles (+1 percent). Location is a huge contributor to overall pay, with Entry-Level Data Scientists in Chicago earning a whopping 20 percent below the national average. Atlanta and Austin are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 13 percent lower and 7 percent lower, respectively.

Key Stats for Data Scientist / Engineer

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 9 votes.
Less than 1 year
18%
1-4 years
72%
5-9 years
10%
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Skills That Affect Data Scientist / Engineer Salaries

Apache Spark
▲22%

Apache Hive
▲12%


▲4%

Java
▲2%

Hadoop
▲1%

Machine Learning
▼0%

National Average
$89,000

Statistical Analysis
▼1%

SQL
▼2%


R
▼4%

Scala
▼4%

Apache Hadoop
▼7%

ETL (Extract, transform, load)
▼7%

Microsoft SQL Server
▼11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
vision benefits
Vision: 60%
no benefits
None: 7%
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