Entry-Level Data Scientists take home an average $85K per year. The vast majority (85 percent) of Entry-Level Data Scientists who answered the questionnaire are male. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. The majority of Entry-Level Data Scientists claim high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$57,606 - $124,957
(Median)
$58K
$85K
$120K
MEDIAN: $84,670
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50%
90%

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$13.91 - $50.34
(Median)
$14
$26
$50
MEDIAN: $26.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$57,606 - $124,957  
   
Bonus
$881 - $11,462  
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 - $127,797  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 249
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$13.91 - $50.34  
   
Overtime
$23.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$881 - $11,462  
   
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 - $127,797  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 18
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $86,060

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Surpassing the national average by 42 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 (+27 percent) and Boston (+20 percent). Chicago ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 17 percent below the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Atlanta (10 percent lower) and Los Angeles (7 percent lower).

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Skills That Affect Data Scientist / Engineer Salaries

Apache Spark
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Apache Hive
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Data Mining / Data Warehouse
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Python
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Hadoop
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Machine Learning
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Java
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Statistical Analysis
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National Average
$86,000

Data Analysis
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Scala
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Apache Hadoop
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SQL
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Microsoft SQL Server
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ETL (Extract, transform, load)
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
medical benefits
Vision: 64%
dental benefits
None: 6%
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