The average salary for a Mid-Career Senior Data Scientist with Big Data Analytics skills is $131,010.
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Popular Skills for Senior Data Scientist
Skills in Machine Learning and Python 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 $110,011 based on 8 salaries. An early career Senior Data Scientist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $120,173 based on 145 salaries. An experienced Senior Data Scientist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $147,274 based on 61 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $148,730.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Senior Data Scientist in their job title in San Jose, California earn an average of 25.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Francisco, California (8.5% more) and Seattle, Washington (7.2% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (10.6% less), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (8.6% less) and New York, New York (6.5% less).
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