Average Experienced Lead Data Scientist Salary

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The average salary for an Experienced Lead Data Scientist is $150,802.
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Popular Skills for Lead Data Scientist

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

Pay by Experience Level for Lead Data Scientist

An early career Lead Data Scientist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $121,429 based on 82 salaries. A mid-career Lead Data Scientist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $134,959 based on 140 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $163,558.

Pay Difference by Location

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Employees with Lead Data Scientist in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 13.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Chicago, Illinois (2.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in San Francisco, California (0.5% less).

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