Average Early-Career Data Scientist Salary

$94,229
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$8,234
Bonus
$5,000
Commission
$5,099
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The average salary for an Early-Career Data Scientist is $94,229.
10%
$66k
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$94k
90%
$129k
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$66k - $129k
Bonus
$2k - $18k
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$965 - $24k
Commission
$550 - $9k
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$65k - $138k
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The top respondents for the job title Data Scientist are from the companies Booz, Allen, and Hamilton, Microsoft Corp and Amazon.com Inc. Reported salaries are highest at Microsoft Corp where the average pay is $121,842. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Amazon.com Inc and Facebook Inc, earning around $118,084 and $115,392, respectively. Booz, Allen, and Hamilton pays the lowest at around $83,568. Deloitte and International Business Machines (IBM) Corp. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $90,000 and $93,749, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Data Scientists?

Skills in Machine Learning and Python are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Statistical Analysis, 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 $85,796 based on 1,367 salaries. A mid-career Data Scientist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $108,302 based on 1,820 salaries. An experienced Data Scientist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $120,501 based on 549 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $135,749.
Employees with Data Scientist in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 28.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Seattle, Washington (14.1% more) and New York, New York (7.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (7.2% less) and Washington, District of Columbia (5.7% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 3,894 survey responses.
Entry Level
35.1%
Mid Career
46.7%
Experienced
14.1%
Late Career
4.1%