Principal Data Scientist, IT Salary

Median pay for IT Principal Data Scientists in the United States is around $145K annually. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. The vast majority of IT Principal Data Scientists (83 percent) survey respondents are men. For the most part, IT Principal Data Scientists enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$95,069 - $182,097
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MEDIAN: $145,198
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$95,069 - $182,097  
   
Bonus
$3,103 - $26,425  
Profit Sharing
$10,000  
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$101,613 - $193,900  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 93

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Popular Skills for Principal Data Scientist, IT


IT Principal Data Scientists report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Python, Machine Learning, Data Analysis, and Statistical Analysis are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Big Data Analytics, Statistical Analysis, and Data Analysis. Most people skilled in Data Analysis are similarly competent in Machine Learning and Python.

Pay by Experience Level for Principal Data Scientist, IT

Pay by Experience for a Principal Data Scientist, IT has a positive trend. An entry-level Principal Data Scientist, IT with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $119,000 based on 32 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Principal 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 $153,000 based on 60 salaries. An experienced Principal Data Scientist, IT which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $163,000 based on 40 salaries. A Principal 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 $175,000 based on 16 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $152,521

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

For those looking to make money, IT Principal Data Scientists in Washington enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 14 percent above the national average. IT Principal Data Scientists can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Atlanta (+11 percent), San Jose (+10 percent), Seattle (+9 percent), and San Francisco (+8 percent). The lowest-paying market is Austin, which sits 10 percent below the national average.

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Key Stats for Principal Data Scientist, IT

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
38%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
11%
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Experience Affects Principal Data Scientist, IT Salaries

▲15%

▲7%

▲1%

National Average
$153,000

▼22%

Skills That Affect Principal Data Scientist, IT Salaries

Python
▼0%

National Average
$153,000


▼11%


Big Data Analytics
▼13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
38%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 96%
dental benefits
Dental: 87%
vision benefits
Vision: 81%
no benefits
None: 3%
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