Data Scientist / Engineer Salary

A sizeable majority of Data Scientists in the United States are men. In this role, average pay is around $92K annually. In the world of Data Scientists, overall income ranges from $59K near the bottom to $145K at the top; this can include more than $20K from bonuses and more than $25K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Job satisfaction for Data Scientists is high. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$59,108 - $135,520
(Median)
$59K
$92K
$140K
MEDIAN: $92,124
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90%

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$13.18 - $98.63
(Median)
$13
$29
$99
MEDIAN: $29.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$59,108 - $135,520  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,192  
Profit Sharing
$489.36 - $25,168  
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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$59,304 - $145,146  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 399
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$33$66$99
Hourly Rate
$13.18 - $98.63  
   
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,192  
   
Profit Sharing
$489.36 - $25,168  
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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$59,304 - $145,146  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 11
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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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Popular Skills for Data Scientist / Engineer


Data Scientists report using a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Machine Learning, Hadoop, Statistical Analysis, and Data Analysis are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 3 percent and 11 percent. Those listing Microsoft SQL Server as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. ETL and Matlab also typically command lower compensation. Most people skilled in Data Analysis are similarly competent in Statistical Analysis and Hadoop.

Pay Difference by Location


Mountain View, San Francisco, and Palo Alto — each tucked away in California — boast salaries above the national rate for Data Scientists, making this state top of the list for those looking to make even more money in this profession. The smallest paychecks in the market, 19 percent south of the national average, can be found in Atlanta. Workers in Austin and Los Angeles earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (12 percent less and 7 percent less, respectively).

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Experience Affects Data Scientist / Engineer Salaries



National Average
$95,000


Skills That Affect Data Scientist / Engineer Salaries

Machine Learning
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Statistical Analysis
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National Average
$95,000

Data Analysis
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Java
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Data Modeling
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Python
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SQL
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Matlab
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ETL (Extract, transform, load)
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Microsoft SQL Server
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 40 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
16%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 73% employee benefits None: 7%
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