A Data Scientist / Engineer earns an average salary of $90,492 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. A skill in Apache Spark is associated with high pay for this job.
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$59,391 - $130,353
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$59K
$90K
$130K
MEDIAN: $90,491
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$14.09 - $59.60
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MEDIAN: $28.00
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$59,391 - $130,353  
   
Bonus
$979 - $21,646  
Profit Sharing
$304.10 - $29,590  
Total Pay (?
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$57,817 - $136,867  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 313
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.09 - $59.60  
   
Overtime
$23.00  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$979 - $21,646  
   
Profit Sharing
$304.10 - $29,590  
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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$57,817 - $136,867  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 20
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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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Data Scientist / Engineer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $90,965

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Experience Affects Data Scientist / Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 65%



National Average
$91,000


Skills That Affect Data Scientist / Engineer Salaries

Apache Spark
up arrow 19%

Scala
up arrow 10%


up arrow 8%


Python
up arrow 3%

Machine Learning
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ETL (Extract, transform, load)
up arrow 1%

SQL
0%

National Average
$91,000

Data Analysis
up arrow 1%

Apache Hadoop
up arrow 1%

Java
up arrow 1%

R
up arrow 2%

Data Modeling
up arrow 4%

Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 19 votes.

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
57%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 94%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
medical benefits
Vision: 68%
dental benefits
None: 5%
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