Average Senior Data Scientist with Machine Learning Skills Salary

$128,708
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$12,301
Bonus
$10,147
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The average salary for a Senior Data Scientist with Machine Learning skills is $128,708.
10%
$97k
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$129k
90%
$161k
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Salary
$97k - $161k
Bonus
$5k - $25k
Profit Sharing
$5k - $21k
Total Pay
$101k - $178k

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The top respondents for the job title Senior Data Scientist are from the companies Microsoft Corp, Capital One Financial Corp and Aetna, Inc.. Reported salaries are highest at Microsoft Corp where the average pay is $149,787. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include International Business Machines (IBM) Corp. and General Electric Co (GE), earning around $149,500 and $131,547, respectively. Fractal Analytics pays the lowest at around $110,000. UnitedHealth Group and Capital One Financial Corp also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $122,581 and $123,050, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Senior Data Scientist

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

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Data Scientist

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 $110,226 based on 15 salaries. An early career Senior Data Scientist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $122,048 based on 432 salaries. A mid-career Senior Data Scientist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $132,181 based on 421 salaries. An experienced Senior Data Scientist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $139,246 based on 207 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $148,599.
Employees with Senior Data Scientist in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 12.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Seattle, Washington (8.2% more) and New York, New York (3.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (9.3% less), Washington, District of Columbia (7.0% less) and Denver, Colorado (6.7% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 1,097 survey responses.
Entry Level
1.4%
Early Career
39.4%
Mid Career
38.4%
Experienced
18.9%
Late Career
2.0%