The average salary for a Data Scientist / Engineer in San Francisco, California is $99,995.
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Job Description for Data Scientist / Engineer
The terms "data scientist" and "data engineer" are sometimes used interchangeably and involve similar skill sets. However, the roles of data scientists and data engineers are appreciably different. The main job for both data scientists and engineers is to take large and small quantities of data and create new ways to analyze and utilize that data. Data scientists use their expertise (usually in the natural or social sciences), along with mathematics, statistics, and computer science to analyze…Read more
Data Scientist / Engineer Tasks
- Design and build new data set processes for modeling, data mining, and production purposes.
- Determine new ways to improve data and search quality, and predictive capabilities.
- Perform and interpret data studies and product experiments concerning new data sources or new uses for existing data sources.
- Develop prototypes, proof of concepts, algorithms, predictive models, and custom analysis.
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Popular Skills for Data Scientist / Engineer
Skills that pay less than market rate include Python, Apache Hadoop, SQL, Machine Learning and Data Analysis.
Pay by Experience Level for Data Scientist / Engineer
An entry-level Data Scientist / Engineer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $83,810 based on 6 salaries. An early career Data Scientist / Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $95,330 based on 18 salaries. A mid-career Data Scientist / Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $137,935 based on 6 salaries. An experienced Data Scientist / Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $135,000 based on 2 salaries.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Data Scientist / Engineer in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 9.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Seattle, Washington (8.9% more) and New York, New York (0.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in San Diego, California (18.6% less), Austin, Texas (17.6% less) and Chicago, Illinois (11.2% less).
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