Average Mid-Career Lead Data Scientist Salary

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The average salary for a Mid-Career Lead Data Scientist is $134,959.
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$104k - $182k
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$10k - $18k
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$111k - $197k

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Popular Skills for Lead Data Scientist

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

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 $120,977 based on 82 salaries. An experienced Lead Data Scientist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $147,811 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 New York, New York earn an average of 20.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Boston, Massachusetts (11.5% more) and Seattle, Washington (10.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Denver, Colorado (24.5% less) and Chicago, Illinois (2.7% less).

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