Senior Data Scientist, IT Salary

A Senior Data Scientist, IT earns an average salary of $124,942 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career. A skill in Hadoop is associated with high pay for this job.

$87,338 - $156,852

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$87,338 - $156,852  
$1,987 - $29,602  
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$90,222 - $173,893  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 436
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Job Description for Senior Data Scientist, IT

A data scientist is the modern equivalent of a data analyst, but with business acumen; it is a job which focuses heavily on mathematical and computer science skills, statistics, analytics, computer science, and other applications. The presentation of the data is the top priority, so senior data scientists must be able to effectively communicate the numbers of a project and present them in an appropriate format for business-minded employees.


Senior Data Scientist, IT Tasks

  • 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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Experience Affects Senior Data Scientist, IT Salaries

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Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 84%
vision benefits Vision: 78% employee benefits None: 6%