The average salary for a Senior Data Scientist is $126,510.
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Popular Employer Salaries for Senior Data Scientist
The top respondents for the job title Senior Data Scientist are from the companies Booz, Allen, and Hamilton, Capital One Financial Corp and Aetna, Inc.. Reported salaries are highest at Microsoft Corp where the average pay is $147,541. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include International Business Machines (IBM) Corp. and General Electric Co (GE), earning around $140,500 and $131,547, respectively. Oracle pays the lowest at around $114,706. Booz, Allen, and Hamilton and Capital One Financial Corp also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $116,997 and $124,554, respectively.
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What Are Popular Skills for Senior Data Scientists?
Big Data Analytics
Skills in Machine Learning, Python and Big Data Analytics are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include R and Statistical Analysis.
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Senior Data Scientists?
An entry-level Senior Data Scientist with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $106,464 based on 30 salaries. An early career Senior Data Scientist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $121,209 based on 741 salaries. A mid-career Senior Data Scientist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $129,771 based on 713 salaries. An experienced Senior Data Scientist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $138,491 based on 348 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $142,431.
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Employees with Senior Data Scientist in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 16.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Seattle, Washington (8.3% more) and New York, New York (8.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (9.9% less), Washington, District of Columbia (6.3% less) and Austin, Texas (4.0% less).
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