Average Data Scientist Salary in Chicago, Illinois

$88,197
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$7,727
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$5,500
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The average salary for a Data Scientist in Chicago, Illinois is $88,197.
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$67k
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$88k
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$118k
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Popular Employer Salaries for Data Scientist

The top respondents for the job title Data Scientist are from the companies Mattersight, Uptake and AC Nielsen Corp. Reported salaries are highest at Allstate where the average pay is $96,000. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Uptake and TransUnion, LLC, earning around $94,995 and $87,624, respectively. Enova International pays the lowest at around $70,791. Mattersight and AC Nielsen Corp also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $85,290 and $87,352, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Data Scientists?

Skills in Machine Learning, Python and Statistical Analysis are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include R 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 $82,139 based on 62 salaries. An early career Data Scientist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $87,427 based on 377 salaries. A mid-career Data Scientist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $107,547 based on 83 salaries. An experienced Data Scientist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $110,995 based on 23 salaries.
Employees with Data Scientist in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 38.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Seattle, Washington (23.0% more) and Boston, Massachusetts (14.6% more).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 545 survey responses.
Entry Level
11.4%
Early Career
69.2%
Mid Career
15.2%
Experienced
4.2%