Average Data Scientist Salary in San Jose, California

$120,368
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$12,207
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$13,500
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The average salary for a Data Scientist in San Jose, California is $120,368.
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$87k
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$120k
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$155k
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$87k - $155k
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Popular Employer Salaries for Data Scientist

The top respondents for the job title Data Scientist are from the companies Cisco Systems Inc, Apple Computer, Inc and International Business Machines (IBM) Corp.. Reported salaries are highest at International Business Machines (IBM) Corp. where the average pay is $160,000. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Paypal, Inc., earning around $124,800. Cisco Systems Inc pays the lowest at around $117,916. Apple Computer, Inc also pays on the lower end of the scale, paying $123,151.

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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 $109,524 based on 40 salaries. An early career Data Scientist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $119,774 based on 110 salaries. A mid-career Data Scientist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $146,901 based on 36 salaries. An experienced Data Scientist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $154,974 based on 12 salaries.
Employees with Data Scientist in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 1.4% more than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (26.9% less), Washington, District of Columbia (25.6% less) and Atlanta, Georgia (24.4% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 198 survey responses.
Entry Level
20.2%
Early Career
55.6%
Mid Career
18.2%
Experienced
6.1%