Senior Data Scientist Salary

The average pay for a Senior Data Scientist is $122,861 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.

$91,305 - $157,725
$91K
$120K
$160K
MEDIAN: $122,861
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50%
90%

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$56.99 - $76.30
$65
MEDIAN: $65.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$91,305 - $157,725  
   
Bonus
$4,776 - $24,204  
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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$95,757 - $170,716  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 362
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$65.00  
   
Overtime
$67.07  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$4,776 - $24,204  
   
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).
)
$95,757 - $170,716  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 6

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Job Description for Senior Data Scientist

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

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Pay by Experience Level for Senior Data Scientist

Pay by Experience for a Senior Data Scientist has a positive trend. An entry-level Senior Data Scientist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $124,000 based on 190 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Senior Data Scientist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $132,000 based on 197 salaries. An experienced Senior Data Scientist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $140,000 based on 69 salaries. A Senior Data Scientist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $168,000 based on 10 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $130,587

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Key Stats for Senior Data Scientist

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 30 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
43%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
3%
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Experience Affects Senior Data Scientist Salaries

Late-Career
▲29%

▲7%

▲1%

National Average
$131,000

▼5%

Skills That Affect Senior Data Scientist Salaries

Software Development
▲22%

▲4%



Python
▼0%

Statistical Analysis
▼0%

National Average
$131,000

SQL
▼2%

R
▼3%



▼18%

SAS
▼28%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 30 votes.

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
43%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 96%
dental benefits
Dental: 90%
vision benefits
Vision: 78%
no benefits
None: 4%