Lead Data Scientist, IT Salary

Lead IT Data Scientists in the United States take home an average $134K annually. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Nearly all get medical and dental insurance, and most get vision plans, too. Among survey respondents, men are more common than women; 88 percent of Lead IT Data Scientists are male. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Lead IT Data Scientists. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$95,551 - $165,022
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MEDIAN: $134,042
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$95,551 - $165,022  
   
Bonus
$1,996 - $20,426  
Profit Sharing
$3,500  
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$98,589 - $167,523  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 79

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Popular Skills for Lead Data Scientist, IT


Lead IT Data Scientists generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. 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 experienced in 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: $140,831

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

New York is home to an above-average pay rate for Lead IT Data Scientists, 11 percent higher than the national average. Lead IT Data Scientists can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Seattle (+10 percent), Los Angeles (+8 percent), Mountain View (+7 percent), and Washington (+5 percent). Location is a huge contributor to overall pay, with Lead IT Data Scientists in Atlanta earning a whopping 32 percent below the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Chicago (8 percent lower) and San Francisco (5 percent lower).

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Key Stats for Lead Data Scientist, IT

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
47%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
8%
Location:
Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Lead Data Scientist, IT Salaries

▲9%

Late-Career
▲3%

National Average
$141,000

▼3%

▼7%

Skills That Affect Lead Data Scientist, IT Salaries


National Average
$141,000



R
▼6%

▼7%

Data Modeling
▼8%

Hadoop
▼8%

Big Data Analytics
▼17%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
47%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 94%
dental benefits
Dental: 91%
vision benefits
Vision: 82%
no benefits
None: 4%