Employees with Data Scientist in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 27.1% more than the national average.
These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Seattle, Washington (13.3% more) and New York (6.3% more).
The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (7.2% less), Washington, District of Columbia (6.1% less) and Atlanta, Georgia (5.5% less).
Data Scientists salary will largely depend on where you’re located.
According to Payscale an entry-level Data Scientist with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $85,334 (based on 1,347 salaries).
An early career Data Scientist with 1–4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $94,617 (based on 6,650 salaries).
A mid-career Data Scientist with 5–9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $108,521 (based on 1,883 salaries).
An experienced Data Scientist with 10–19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $121,108 (based on 564 salaries).
In their late career, 20 years and higher, employees earn an average total compensation of $136,653.
Skills in Machine Learning and Python are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include R, Statistical Analysis and Data Analysis.