Average Mid-Career Senior Data Scientist with Machine Learning Skills Salary

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The average salary for a Mid-Career Senior Data Scientist with Machine Learning skills is $132,059.
MEDIAN $132,059
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$98k - $161k
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$5k - $31k
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$101k - $178k

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Popular Skills for Senior Data Scientist

Skills in Python are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include SQL, Big Data Analytics, 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 $109,309 based on 14 salaries. An early career Senior Data Scientist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $122,204 based on 401 salaries. An experienced Senior Data Scientist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $138,475 based on 191 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $148,599.
Employees with Senior Data Scientist in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 8.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (6.4% more) and Seattle, Washington (6.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Denver, Colorado (15.8% less), Chicago, Illinois (11.0% less) and Washington, District of Columbia (8.5% less).

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