The average pay for a Senior Data Scientist is $125,279 per year. A skill in Software Development is associated with high pay for this job. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.

$91,264 - $159,410
$91K
$130K
$160K
MEDIAN: $125,279
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$54.00 - $80.50
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MEDIAN: $70
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$91,264 - $159,410  
   
Bonus
$4,720 - $25,639  
Profit Sharing
$15,126  
Total Pay (?
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$95,272 - $173,724  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 311
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$70.00  
   
Overtime
$67.07  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$4,720 - $25,639  
   
Profit Sharing
$15,126  
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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$95,272 - $173,724  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 5

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Job Description for Senior Data Scientist

  • Communicate clearly and effectively with both clients and multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Use advanced mathematical and computer science skills to analyze vast pools of data under the limited guidance of the lead/principal data scientist.
  • Search for patterns in data that can provide solutions to business problems or create new business opportunities.

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Pay by Experience Level for Senior Data Scientist

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $133,446

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Key Stats for Senior Data Scientist

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 29 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
45%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
3%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Senior Data Scientist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 26%



National Average
$133,000


Skills That Affect Senior Data Scientist Salaries

Software Development
up arrow 20%


up arrow 1%

SQL
0%

National Average
$133,000

Apache Hadoop
up arrow 1%


R
up arrow 5%

Apache Spark
up arrow 5%



Data Modeling
up arrow 24%

SAS
up arrow 30%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
45%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 96%
dental benefits
Dental: 90%
vision benefits
Vision: 81%
dental benefits
None: 3%
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