Average Early-Career Lead Data Scientist Salary

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The average salary for an Early-Career Lead Data Scientist is $121,429.
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Popular Skills for Lead Data Scientist

Skills in Statistical Analysis are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Data Modeling, Big Data Analytics, Python and Machine Learning.

Pay by Experience Level for Lead Data Scientist

A mid-career Lead Data Scientist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $134,959 based on 140 salaries. An experienced Lead Data Scientist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $150,802 based on 53 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $163,558.
Employees with Lead Data Scientist in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 20.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Chicago, Illinois (2.9% more) and New York, New York (0.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Washington, District of Columbia (8.4% less).

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