Updated Dec 13, 2021

How much does a Data Scientist make?

Updated Dec 13, 2021

Experience

Industry

$123,891 / yrTotal Pay
$102,591 / yrBase Pay
$21,300 / yrAdditional Pay

$123,891

 / yr
$77K$201K
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Possible Range

The estimated total pay for a Data Scientist is $123,891 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $102,591 per year. These numbers represent the median, which is the midpoint of the ranges from our proprietary Total Pay Estimate model and based on salaries collected from our users. The estimated additional pay is $21,300 per year. Additional pay could include cash bonus, commission, tips, and profit sharing. The "Most Likely Range" represents values that exist within the 25th and 75th percentile of all pay data available for this role.

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Total Pay Trajectory

For Data Scientist

$123,891 /yr
Data Scientist
$161,894 /yr
Senior Data Scientist
$159,629 /yr
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Related Job Titles

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Some related job titles are Big Data Salaries with median pay of $99,784, Data Analyst Salaries with median pay of $71,796, Data Scientist Intern Salaries with median pay of $97,863, Quantitative Analyst Salaries with median pay of $142,253.

Top Paying Companies

For a Data Scientist in United States

Below is the total pay for the top 10 highest paying companies for a Data Scientist in United States. Employers include Wish, Wind River and Meta.

1
Wish
$229,986/yr
3
Meta
$213,224/yr
5
Google
$212,334/yr
6
Twitter
$207,705/yr
8
Xilinx
$206,440/yr
10
Roku
$205,700/yr

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What is the pay outlook for Research & Science?

Research and science jobs offer pay well above the national average. Increased demand for STEM workers is increasing salaries in research and science. Jobs in these fields, however, often require higher education at the graduate level and/or specialized training. While domain-specific expertise gives workers in these fields access to very specialized jobs, there are also many employers who hire STEM workers for their general data and technology skills.

A Data scientist salary range in US can vary based on important factors such as education, skills, certifications, and years of experience. A Data scientist in US can expect to see an entry level salary range of $84,408 to $178,588 per year, based on 28,995 salary contributions. At the highest seniority level, an experienced Data scientist in US can make a salary range of $82,339 to $166,855 with at least 8 years of experience, based on 18,354 salary contributions. The top 3 companies in US where a Data scientist gets the highest compensation are NVIDIA Corporation, Meta and Micron Technology, Inc.. Bigger companies typically pay 19.51% more than smaller companies for a Data scientist.

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Location

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Date of Time

Data Scientist

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$140,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Data Scientist

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$100,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Data Scientist

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$67,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Data Scientist

United States of America

 | 15+ years

$164,500

/yr

$162K | $3K

SubmittedYesterday

15+ years
Yesterday
Data Scientist

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$160,000

/yr

$144K | $16K

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Data Scientist

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$192,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday
Data Science

United States of America

 | <1 year

$12

/hr

SubmittedYesterday

<1 year
Yesterday

Data Scientist pay FAQ

The national average salary for a Data Scientist is $102,591 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Data Scientist salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 28637 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Data Scientist employees.

The highest salary for a Data Scientist in United States is $162,128 per year.

The lowest salary for a Data Scientist in United States is $64,917 per year.

If you are thinking of becoming a Data Scientist or planning the next step in your career, find details about the role, the career path and salary trajectory of a Data Scientist.