Principal Data Scientist, IT Salary

An average IT Principal Data Scientist in the United States can expect to take home roughly $151K annually. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. The majority of IT Principal Data Scientists claim high levels of job satisfaction. There are far more male IT Principal Data Scientists survey respondents than women, making up 87 percent. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$101,846 - $196,859
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MEDIAN: $150,053
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Salary $101,846 - $196,859
Bonus $4,966 - $30,639
Profit Sharing $10,688
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$113,671 - $204,346
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 22 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 61

Job Description for Principal Data Scientist, IT

  • Search for patterns in data that can provide solutions to business problems or create new business opportunities.
  • May guide data science strategy for the organization.
  • Mentor data science team members.
  • Use advanced mathematical and computer science skills to analyze vast pools of data.
  • Communicate clearly and effectively with both clients and multi-disciplinary teams.

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Popular Skills for Principal Data Scientist, IT


IT Principal Data Scientists note just a narrow range of job skills. Most notably, skills in Python, Machine Learning, Data Analysis, and Statistical Analysis are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Big Data Analytics, Statistical Analysis, and Data Analysis. Most people experienced in Data Analysis also know Machine Learning and Python.

Pay by Experience Level for Principal Data Scientist, IT

Pay by Experience for a Principal Data Scientist, IT has a positive trend. An entry-level Principal Data Scientist, IT with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $119,000 based on 32 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Principal Data Scientist, IT with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $153,000 based on 60 salaries. An experienced Principal Data Scientist, IT which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $163,000 based on 40 salaries. A Principal Data Scientist, IT with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $175,000 based on 16 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $162,741

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For IT Principal Data Scientists, Washington provides a pay rate that is 8 percent greater than the national average. IT Principal Data Scientists can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Atlanta (+5 percent), San Jose (+3 percent), Seattle (+3 percent), and San Francisco (+2 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Austin, 15 percent below the national average. Employers pay around 7 percent less in New York and 6 percent less in Palo Alto, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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Q: What is it like working as a Principal Data Scientist, IT?

Principal Data Scientist, IT in Austin:
"This survey is annoying."
Pros: I love getting paid.
Cons: I hate administrative tasks.

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Key Stats for Principal Data Scientist, IT

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
38%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
13%

Experience Affects Principal Data Scientist, IT Salaries

▲7%

▼0%

National Average
$163,000

▼6%

▼27%

Skills That Affect Principal Data Scientist, IT Salaries

National Average
$163,000

Python
▼6%


▼17%


Big Data Analytics
▼19%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 5 votes.

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
38%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 98%
dental benefits
Dental: 89%
vision benefits
Vision: 85%
no benefits
None: