Principal Data Scientist, IT Salary (United States)

A Principal Data Scientist, IT earns an average salary of $125,938 per year. A skill in Machine Learning is associated with high pay for this job.
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$91,057 - $173,183
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$91,057 - $173,183  
   
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$0.00 - $46,560  
Profit Sharing
$9,826 - $20,347  
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$95,759 - $204,014  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 77
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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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Pay by Experience Level for Principal Data Scientist, IT
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
New York
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Palo Alto
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$145,000
San Francisco
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Experience Affects Principal Data Scientist, IT Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
up arrow 9%
National Average
$145,000
Mid-Career
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Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Principal Data Scientist, IT Salaries

Machine Learning
up arrow 13%
National Average
$145,000
Python
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Statistical Analysis
up arrow 12%
Data Analysis
up arrow 17%
Job Satisfaction
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Gender
Female
16%
female alumni
 
Male
84%
male alumni
Years of Experience
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
21%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 96% dental benefits Dental: 91%
vision benefits Vision: 74% employee benefits None: 1%
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