The average salary for a Mid-Career Senior Data Scientist with Data Modeling skills is $121,811.
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Popular Skills for Senior Data Scientist
Big Data Analytics
Skills in Machine Learning, Python, Statistical Analysis, R and Big Data Analytics are correlated to pay that is above average.
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 $121,856 based on 64 salaries. An experienced Senior Data Scientist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $138,966 based on 33 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $165,000.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Senior Data Scientist in their job title in San Jose, California earn an average of 39.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Francisco, California (17.2% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Washington, District of Columbia (11.8% less) and New York, New York (9.7% less).
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