Principal Data Scientist, IT Salary

Average pay for an IT Principal Data Scientist in the United States is considerable, rounding six figures at $128K per year. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. IT Principal Data Scientists who took the survey are largely men, dominating at 83 percent. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$88,524 - $176,586
(Median)
$89K
$130K
$180K
MEDIAN: $128,165
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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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$88,524 - $176,586  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $40,000  
Profit Sharing
$9,826 - $19,653  
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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$85,821 - $196,564  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 124

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Job Description for Principal Data Scientist, IT

  • 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 Principal Data Scientist, IT


Professional skills reported by IT Principal Data Scientists are few in number. Most notably, skills in Machine Learning, Python, Statistical Analysis, and Data Analysis are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Data Analysis and Statistical Analysis. For most people, competency in Data Analysis indicates knowledge of Machine Learning.

Pay by Experience Level for Principal Data Scientist, IT

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


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 $109K per year. On average, IT Principal Data Scientists make $155K following one to two decades on the job. IT Principal Data Scientists who have racked up more than two decades of experience report lower incomes overall; the average sum for this crowd comes out to only $152K.

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Experience Affects Principal Data Scientist, IT Salaries


Late-Career
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National Average
$141,000



Skills That Affect Principal Data Scientist, IT Salaries


National Average
$141,000

Python
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 21 votes.

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 86%
vision benefits Vision: 75% employee benefits None: 3%