Average Data Scientist Salary in Washington, District of Columbia

$89,537
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$4,958
Bonus
$5,087
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The average salary for a Data Scientist in Washington, District of Columbia is $89,537.
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$68k
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$90k
90%
$128k
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The top respondents for the job title Data Scientist are from the companies Booz, Allen, and Hamilton, Deloitte Consulting LLP and Deloitte. Reported salaries are highest at Deloitte where the average pay is $93,940. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Deloitte Consulting LLP, earning around $91,475. American Institutes For Research pays the lowest at around $52,000. Booz, Allen, and Hamilton also pays on the lower end of the scale, paying $76,268.

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What Are Popular Skills for Data Scientists?

Skills in Python and Machine Learning 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 $78,168 based on 68 salaries. An early career Data Scientist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $88,898 based on 252 salaries. A mid-career Data Scientist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $98,447 based on 87 salaries. An experienced Data Scientist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $130,957 based on 29 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $161,000.
Employees with Data Scientist in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 36.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Seattle, Washington (21.1% more) and New York, New York (13.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (1.5% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 443 survey responses.
Entry Level
15.3%
Early Career
56.9%
Mid Career
19.6%
Experienced
6.5%
Late Career
1.6%