Principal Data Scientist, IT Salary

IT Principal Data Scientists in the United States can expect to earn a very generous salary, with average salaries (in the ballpark of $144K) surpassing six figures annually. Total incomes of IT Principal Data Scientists incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $31K from bonuses and close to $20K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $93K and $197K. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most IT Principal Data Scientists report high levels of job satisfaction. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$93,333 - $180,796
$93K
$140K
$180K
MEDIAN: $143,737
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Salary
$93,333 - $180,796  
   
Bonus
$3,904 - $30,521  
Profit Sharing
$2,013 - $20,273  
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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$93,282 - $196,820  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 111

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Popular Skills for Principal Data Scientist, IT


IT Principal Data Scientists typically list a handful of skills they use on the job. Most notably, skills in Python, Machine Learning, Statistical Analysis, and Data Analysis are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Big Data Analytics, Data Analysis, and Statistical Analysis. Most people skilled in Data Analysis are similarly competent in Machine Learning and Python.

Pay by Experience Level for Principal Data Scientist, IT

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


For IT Principal Data Scientists, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Six-figure salaries are not unusual for those just entering the occupation — survey respondents with less than five years' experience under their belts report receiving an average of $117K per year. IT Principal Data Scientists bring in $162K after working for 10 to 20 years. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $173K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $149,064

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

Atlanta is home to an above-average pay rate for IT Principal Data Scientists, 14 percent higher than the national average. IT Principal Data Scientists can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Jose (+12 percent), Seattle (+10 percent), Boston (+5 percent), and Palo Alto (+2 percent). Austin ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 19 percent below the national average.

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Key Stats for Principal Data Scientist, IT

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
15%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Principal Data Scientist, IT Salaries

▲16%

▲9%

▲1%

National Average
$149,000

▼21%

Skills That Affect Principal Data Scientist, IT Salaries

Python
▲2%

National Average
$149,000



▼10%

Big Data Analytics
▼11%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 94%
dental benefits
Dental: 85%
vision benefits
Vision: 80%
dental benefits
None: 4%
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