Average Lead Data Scientist Salary in Chicago, Illinois

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The average salary for a Lead Data Scientist in Chicago, Illinois is $128,660.
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Popular Skills for Lead Data Scientist

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

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 $124,916 based on 11 salaries. A mid-career Lead Data Scientist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $131,325 based on 15 salaries. An experienced Lead Data Scientist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $155,000 based on 6 salaries.
Employees with Lead Data Scientist in their job title in Seattle, Washington earn an average of 17.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Boston, Massachusetts (16.7% more) and San Francisco, California (15.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Denver, Colorado (20.8% less), Washington, District of Columbia (6.0% less) and Minneapolis, Minnesota (4.1% less).

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