Senior Data Scientist, IT Salary

A Senior Data Scientist, IT earns an average salary of $124,517 per year. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for employees with more than 20 years' experience. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.

$87,921 - $157,912
(Median)
$88K
$120K
$160K
MEDIAN: $124,516
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$87,921 - $157,912  
   
Bonus
$4,797 - $29,758  
Profit Sharing
$780 - $49,493  
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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$90,301 - $174,413  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 368

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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.

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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



National Average
$134,000



Skills That Affect Senior Data Scientist, IT Salaries


Data Mining / Data Warehouse
up arrow 4%

Python
up arrow 4%

Hadoop
up arrow 4%

Statistical Analysis
up arrow 3%

Java
0%

National Average
$134,000

Data Analysis
up arrow 2%

R
up arrow 10%

SQL
up arrow 14%

SAS
up arrow 15%

Big Data Analytics
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 29 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
40%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 95% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 74% employee benefits None: 4%