Average Mid-Career Senior Data Scientist Salary

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The average salary for a Mid-Career Senior Data Scientist is $129,462.
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$98k - $177k

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The top respondents for the job title Senior Data Scientist are from the companies Microsoft Corp, Verisk Analytics and Capital One Financial Corp. Reported salaries are highest at Microsoft Corp where the average pay is $148,211. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include International Business Machines (IBM) Corp., earning around $140,500. Verisk Analytics pays the lowest at around $99,201. General Electric Co (GE) also pays on the lower end of the scale, paying $132,453.

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Popular Skills for Senior Data Scientist

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.

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 $111,529 based on 21 salaries. An early career Senior Data Scientist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $121,124 based on 604 salaries. An experienced Senior Data Scientist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $137,872 based on 283 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $142,208.
Employees with Senior Data Scientist in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 11.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Seattle, Washington (6.2% more) and New York, New York (4.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Washington, District of Columbia (12.8% less), Chicago, Illinois (9.8% less) and Atlanta, Georgia (9.6% less).

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