Average Early-Career Senior Data Scientist Salary

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The average salary for an Early-Career Senior Data Scientist is $120,934.
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$95k - $165k

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The top respondents for the job title Senior Data Scientist are from the companies Capital One Financial Corp, Aetna, Inc. and Zillow, Inc.. Reported salaries are highest at Intuit Inc. where the average pay is $135,127. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Capital One Financial Corp and Aetna, Inc., earning around $123,050 and $122,449, respectively. Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) pays the lowest at around $87,145. Oracle Corp. and Oracle also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $92,923 and $114,706, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Senior Data Scientist

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

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 $110,141 based on 21 salaries. A mid-career Senior Data Scientist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $129,700 based on 604 salaries. An experienced Senior Data Scientist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $138,090 based on 293 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $144,449.
Employees with Senior Data Scientist in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 16.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Seattle, Washington (12.8% more) and New York, New York (3.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Washington, District of Columbia (11.2% less), Atlanta, Georgia (5.9% less) and Chicago, Illinois (5.6% less).

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