Average Senior Data Scientist Salary in San Francisco, California

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The average salary for a Senior Data Scientist in San Francisco, California is $143,735.
MEDIAN $143,735
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$112k - $174k
$6k - $30k
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$10k - $31k
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$117k - $190k

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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 R, Big Data Analytics and Statistical Analysis.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Data Scientist

An early career Senior Data Scientist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $142,633 based on 74 salaries. A mid-career Senior Data Scientist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $144,282 based on 66 salaries. An experienced Senior Data Scientist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $155,208 based on 22 salaries.
Employees with Senior Data Scientist in their job title in San Jose, California earn an average of 8.5% more than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (22.0% less), Washington, District of Columbia (21.8% less) and Chicago, Illinois (18.3% less).

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