Principal Data Scientist, IT Salary

IT Principal Data Scientists in the United States see excellent average salaries — about $131K annually. Total incomes of IT Principal Data Scientists incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $39K from bonuses and close to $20K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $90K and $197K. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Among survey respondents, men are more common than women; 84 percent of IT Principal Data Scientists are male. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$90,029 - $176,223
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MEDIAN: $131,443
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$90,029 - $176,223  
   
Bonus
$1,003 - $39,228  
Profit Sharing
$6,040 - $20,426  
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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$89,755 - $196,552  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 145
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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


Survey takers who work as IT Principal Data Scientists usually report a few specific skills. 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. Most people skilled in Data Analysis are similarly competent in 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 $107K per year. IT Principal Data Scientists claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $154K. People who have worked for 20 years or more actually report earning less than people who are in the middle of their careers; the veterans take home a mere $152K by contrast.

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Experience Affects Principal Data Scientist, IT Salaries


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National Average
$144,000



Skills That Affect Principal Data Scientist, IT Salaries


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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 23 votes.

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 94% dental benefits Dental: 88%
vision benefits Vision: 77% employee benefits None: 2%
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