Lead Data Scientist, IT Salary

Male Lead IT Data Scientists number significantly more than their female counterparts, and average earnings in this role come out to $136K per year in the United States. Geography and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of Lead IT Data Scientists claim high levels of job satisfaction. Almost all have medical and dental plans, and a large number have vision insurance. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$95,797 - $167,307
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MEDIAN: $136,235
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$95,797 - $167,307  
   
Bonus
$1,991 - $20,511  
Profit Sharing
$4,943  
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$99,740 - $171,557  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 66

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Popular Skills for Lead Data Scientist, IT


Survey results show that Lead IT Data Scientists use a fair number of skills. Most notably, skills in Statistical Analysis, Machine Learning, Data Analysis, and R are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Big Data Analytics, Data Modeling, and Hadoop. Most people who know Machine Learning also know Data Analysis.

Pay by Experience Level for Lead Data Scientist, IT

Pay by Experience for a Lead Data Scientist, IT has a positive trend. An entry-level Lead Data Scientist, IT with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $131,000 based on 28 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Lead Data Scientist, IT with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $137,000 based on 42 salaries. An experienced Lead Data Scientist, IT which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $154,000 based on 22 salaries. A Lead Data Scientist, IT with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $145,000 based on 6 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $145,457

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For those looking to make money, Lead IT Data Scientists in New York enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 8 percent above the national average. Lead IT Data Scientists will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+6 percent), Los Angeles (+5 percent), Mountain View (+3 percent), and Washington (+2 percent). Compared to the national average, Atlanta Lead IT Data Scientists have considerably lower salaries, 34 percent below the national average to be exact. Location appears to be a major driving force in pay for those in this profession. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Chicago (11 percent less) and San Francisco (8 percent less).

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Key Stats for Lead Data Scientist, IT

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
45%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
5%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Lead Data Scientist, IT Salaries

▲6%

Late-Career
▼0%

National Average
$145,000

▼6%

▼10%

Skills That Affect Lead Data Scientist, IT Salaries


National Average
$145,000



R
▼9%

▼10%

Data Modeling
▼11%

Hadoop
▼11%

Big Data Analytics
▼20%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
45%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 90%
vision benefits
Vision: 83%
no benefits
None: 5%
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