The average salary for a Senior Data Scientist with Python skills is $129,005.
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Popular Employer Salaries for Senior Data Scientist
The top respondents for the job title Senior Data Scientist are from the companies Capital One Financial Corp, Oracle and Verisk Analytics. Reported salaries are highest at General Electric Co (GE) where the average pay is $137,500. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Aetna, Inc. and Capital One Financial Corp, earning around $125,000 and $123,050, respectively. Verisk Analytics pays the lowest at around $99,201. Booz, Allen, and Hamilton and Oracle also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $102,439 and $104,505, respectively.
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Popular Skills for Senior Data Scientist
Big Data Analytics
Skills that pay less than market rate include SQL, R, Big Data Analytics, 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 14 salaries. An early career Senior Data Scientist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $123,955 based on 357 salaries. A mid-career Senior Data Scientist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $132,324 based on 322 salaries. An experienced Senior Data Scientist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $138,441 based on 134 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $159,929.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Senior Data Scientist in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 12.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Seattle, Washington (6.5% more) and New York, New York (3.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Washington, District of Columbia (15.8% less), Chicago, Illinois (7.6% less) and Boston, Massachusetts (4.1% less).
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