Principal Data Scientist, IT Salary

IT Principal Data Scientists in the United States can expect wages of $145K annually on average. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. There are far more male IT Principal Data Scientists survey respondents than women, making up 84 percent. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction for IT Principal Data Scientists is high. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$94,430 - $181,642
$94K
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MEDIAN: $145,211
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$94,430 - $181,642  
   
Bonus
$3,077 - $27,181  
Profit Sharing
$10,688  
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$99,654 - $194,490  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 103

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Popular Skills for Principal Data Scientist, IT


IT Principal Data Scientists who responded to the survey report just a handful of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Python, Machine Learning, Data Analysis, and Statistical Analysis are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Big Data Analytics, Statistical Analysis, and Data Analysis. Those familiar with Data Analysis also tend to know 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.


IT Principal Data Scientists with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Even the relatively untested can score weighty six-figure salaries; survey participants with less than five years' experience report earning a median of $119K per year. IT Principal Data Scientists who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $163K. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income of $175K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $152,521

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

With a pay rate for IT Principal Data Scientists that is 14 percent greater than the national average, Washington offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. 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). With compensation 10 percent below the national average, Austin is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market.

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Key Stats for Principal Data Scientist, IT

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

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
37%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
16%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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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
16 %
Male
84 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
37%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 97%
dental benefits
Dental: 88%
vision benefits
Vision: 83%
dental benefits
None: 2%
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