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Average Data Scientist Salary in Canada

C$78,040
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
C$7,216
Bonus
C$2,023
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The average salary for a Data Scientist in Canada is C$78,040.
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CA$53k
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CA$78k
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CA$103k
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C$53k - C$103k
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C$2k - C$14k
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C$425 - C$8k
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C$52k - C$112k
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Job Satisfaction for Data Scientist

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Popular Employer Salaries for Data Scientist

The top respondents for the job title Data Scientist are from the companies Ubisoft Entertainment Inc., Shopify and Manulife. Reported salaries are highest at Shopify where the average pay is C$92,031. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include LoyaltyOne and RBC Bank, earning around C$90,000 and C$83,524, respectively. Manulife pays the lowest at around C$63,186. Ubisoft Entertainment Inc. and Capital One Canada also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying C$73,986 and C$74,802, respectively.

Career Paths

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Lead Data Scientist
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Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
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What Are Popular Skills for Data Scientists?

Skills in Machine Learning, Python and Big Data Analytics are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Statistical Analysis and Data Analysis.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Data Scientists?

An entry-level Data Scientist with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of C$69,247 based on 117 salaries. An early career Data Scientist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$76,767 based on 695 salaries. A mid-career Data Scientist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$91,841 based on 194 salaries. An experienced Data Scientist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$99,788 based on 66 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of C$112,444.
Employees with Data Scientist in their job title in Toronto, Ontario earn an average of 4.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Calgary, Alberta (2.6% more) and Vancouver, British Columbia (1.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Halifax, Nova Scotia (31.5% less), Waterloo, Ontario (9.7% less) and Ottawa, Ontario (3.9% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 1,084 survey responses.
Entry Level
10.8%
Early Career
64.1%
Mid Career
17.9%
Experienced
6.1%
Late Career
1.1%

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