Average Mid-Career Senior Data Scientist with Python Skills Salary

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The average salary for a Mid-Career Senior Data Scientist with Python skills is $132,327.
MEDIAN $132,327
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$98k - $161k
$5k - $24k
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$2k - $32k
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$102k - $178k

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Popular Skills for Senior Data Scientist

Skills that pay less than market rate include SQL, Big Data Analytics, R, Statistical Analysis and Machine Learning.

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 $113,539 based on 13 salaries. An early career Senior Data Scientist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $124,043 based on 337 salaries. An experienced Senior Data Scientist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $138,298 based on 130 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $159,929.
Employees with Senior Data Scientist in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 11.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (7.0% more) and Seattle, Washington (3.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Washington, District of Columbia (19.0% less), Denver, Colorado (16.8% less) and Chicago, Illinois (9.1% less).

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