How much does a Data Scientist make?

Updated Sep 23, 2023

Experience

Industry

Total Pay Range
$114K - $184K/yr
Base Pay
$90K - $138K/yr
Additional Pay
$24K - $46K/yr

$144K

/yr
$114K$184K
Most Likely Range

The estimated total pay for a Data Scientist is $143,754 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $111,159 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 $32,595 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.

How accurate is this most likely Total Pay range (base + additional) of $114K-$184K/yr?

Total Pay Trajectory

For Data Scientist

$143,754 /yr
Data Scientist
$203,906 /yr
Senior Data Scientist
$197,524 /yr
Lead Data Scientist
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What is the total pay trajectory for Data Scientist?

Job TitleSalary
Data Scientist$143,754 /yr
Senior Data Scientist$203,906 /yr
Lead Data Scientist$197,524 /yr

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 Google, Meta and Stripe.

1
Google
Google
$233,727/yr
2K open jobs
2
Meta
$231,744/yr
3
Stripe
$230,789/yr
4
Roku
$230,537/yr
6
Twitch
$223,365/yr
8
Twitter
$221,976/yr
9
Airbnb
$218,208/yr
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Top Paying Companies

For Data Scientist in United States

1Google$233,727
2Meta$231,744
3Stripe$230,789
4Roku$230,537
5Netflix$226,479
6Twitch$223,365
7Tencent$222,769
8Twitter$221,976
9Airbnb$218,208
10Pinterest$218,101
Total Pay Trajectory

For Data Scientist

$143,754 /yr
Data Scientist
$203,906 /yr
Senior Data Scientist
$197,524 /yr
Lead Data Scientist
See Full Career Path

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What is the total pay trajectory for Data Scientist?

Job TitleSalary
Data Scientist$143,754 /yr
Senior Data Scientist$203,906 /yr
Lead Data Scientist$197,524 /yr

What are total pay estimates for a Data Scientist at different companies?

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Meta
3.9
Data ScientistSee 1,512 salaries from all locations

$231,744

 / yr
Ascendum Solutions
4.4
Data ScientistSee 602 salaries from all locations

$110,757

 / yr
IBM
3.9
Data ScientistSee 587 salaries from all locations

$140,619

 / yr
Google
4.4
Data ScientistSee 542 salaries from all locations

$233,727

 / yr
Amazon
3.7
Data ScientistSee 527 salaries from all locations

$202,119

 / yr
Quora, Inc.
4.4
Data ScientistSee 514 salaries from all locations

$153,548

 / yr
Oracle
3.9
Data ScientistSee 496 salaries from all locations

$187,332

 / yr

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Expedia Group
4.1
Data ScientistSee 427 salaries from all locations

$178,037

 / yr
Microsoft
4.3
Data ScientistSee 417 salaries from all locations

$201,231

 / yr
Booz Allen Hamilton
4.2
Data ScientistSee 391 salaries from all locations

$109,601

 / yr
Walmart
3.4
Data ScientistSee 264 salaries from all locations

$153,906

 / yr
Apple
4.2
Data ScientistSee 242 salaries from all locations

$213,182

 / yr
Wayfair
3.1
Data ScientistSee 215 salaries from all locations

$159,556

 / yr
Intel Corporation
4.1
Data ScientistSee 211 salaries from all locations

$191,262

 / yr
Cisco Systems
4.4
Data ScientistSee 204 salaries from all locations

$193,485

 / yr
Uber
3.9
Data ScientistSee 201 salaries from all locations

$201,501

 / yr
Ford Motor Company
4
Data ScientistSee 175 salaries from all locations

$123,653

 / yr
ServiceNow
4.4
Data ScientistSee 166 salaries from all locations

$179,000

 / yr
Capital One
4.1
Data ScientistSee 156 salaries from all locations

$141,362

 / yr
Airbnb
4.4
Data ScientistSee 152 salaries from all locations

$218,208

 / yr
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Data Scientist Salaries

Job TitleSalary
Meta Data Scientist salaries - 1,512 salaries reported$231,744/yr
Ascendum Solutions Data Scientist salaries - 602 salaries reported$110,757/yr
IBM Data Scientist salaries - 587 salaries reported$140,619/yr
Google Data Scientist salaries - 542 salaries reported$233,727/yr
Amazon Data Scientist salaries - 527 salaries reported$202,119/yr
Quora, Inc. Data Scientist salaries - 514 salaries reported$153,548/yr
Oracle Data Scientist salaries - 496 salaries reported$187,332/yr
Expedia Group Data Scientist salaries - 427 salaries reported$178,037/yr
Microsoft Data Scientist salaries - 417 salaries reported$201,231/yr
Booz Allen Hamilton Data Scientist salaries - 391 salaries reported$109,601/yr
Walmart Data Scientist salaries - 264 salaries reported$153,906/yr
Apple Data Scientist salaries - 242 salaries reported$213,182/yr
Wayfair Data Scientist salaries - 215 salaries reported$159,556/yr
Intel Corporation Data Scientist salaries - 211 salaries reported$191,262/yr
Cisco Systems Data Scientist salaries - 204 salaries reported$193,485/yr
Uber Data Scientist salaries - 201 salaries reported$201,501/yr
Ford Motor Company Data Scientist salaries - 175 salaries reported$123,653/yr
ServiceNow Data Scientist salaries - 166 salaries reported$179,000/yr
Capital One Data Scientist salaries - 156 salaries reported$141,362/yr
Airbnb Data Scientist salaries - 152 salaries reported$218,208/yr
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Top Paying Industries

For a Data Scientist in United States

The top 5 paying industries for a Data Scientist in United States are Real Estate with a median total pay of $172,044, Information Technology with a median total pay of $150,554, Media & Communication with a median total pay of $137,863, Financial Services with a median total pay of $135,154, and Arts, Entertainment & Recreation with a median total pay of $133,384.

IndustryTotal PayTotal Pay Insight
  • Real EstateReal Estate$172,044

    26% Higher than other industries

  • Information TechnologyInformation Technology$150,554

    15% Higher than other industries

  • Media & CommunicationMedia & Communication$137,863

    8% Higher than other industries

  • Financial ServicesFinancial Services$135,154

    6% Higher than other industries

  • Arts, Entertainment & RecreationArts, Entertainment & Recreation$133,384

    4% Higher than other industries

Real Estate

Top paying companies in Real Estate for Data Scientist are Redfin, Opendoor, and Zillow.

RedfinRedfin$188,377/yr
OpendoorOpendoor$183,524/yr
ZillowZillow$180,682/yr

Glassdoor Economist Pay Overview

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.

What people are saying about Data Scientist salaries

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Job Title

Location

Total Pay

Base Pay | Additional Pay

Total Years of Experience

Years at Recent Employer

Submitted

Date or Time

Data Scientist

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$136,000

/yr

$128K | $8K

Submitted Yesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday
Data Science

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$110,000

/yr

Submitted Yesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Data Scientist

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$95,000

/yr

Submitted Yesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday
Data Scientist

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$181,500

/yr

$165K | $17K

Submitted Yesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Data Scientist

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$180,000

/yr

Submitted Yesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday
Data Scientist

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$240,000

/yr

Submitted Yesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Data Scientist

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$90,000

/yr

Submitted Yesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Data Scientist

United States of America

 | <1 year

$130,000

/yr

$125K | $5K

Submitted Yesterday

<1 year
Yesterday
Data Scientist

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$115,000

/yr

Submitted Yesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday

Data Scientist pay FAQ

The average salary for a Data Scientist is $143,754 per year in United States. Salaries estimates are based on 33940 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Data Scientist employees in United States.

The highest salary for a Data Scientist in United States is $183,637 per year.

The lowest salary for a Data Scientist in United States is $113,983 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.

Data scientists are paid well above average, reflecting their relatively unique skill set and the huge (and growing) demand for their work. As demand for their services has grown over the past decade, data scientist salaries have increased rapidly and are likely to continue growing as the digitalization of the economy continues. Data scientists with master’s or PhDs or who specialize in fields with a higher barrier to entry (like biostatistics or machine learning) often receive higher salaries.

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Anonymous ratings shared on Glassdoor show that about 76% of data scientists are satisfied with their salary. Building up seven years of experience and receiving a master's or PhD in statistics, mathematics, computer science, or other related fields can help lead to a better salary.

Data scientists' total pay can range anywhere between $92,614.07 and $227,286.83. For all employees following the average data scientist's career path, the estimated total pay is approximately $143,754.44, which could include benefits in addition to salary, including bonuses or stock options. Once you've progressed to that point, it's common to move on to higher-level roles, such as lead data scientist or principal data scientist.

If you want to make more money as a data scientist, it's important to stay fluent in the latest systems and technologies. Make sure you're confident and experienced using statistical computer languages such as R, Python, and SQL. You can also seek additional education beyond a bachelor's degree if you want to stand out from other data scientist job candidates. Some people in the field pursue master's or doctoral degrees in related subjects such as computer science, information technology, math, or statistics. The more education and practical experience you have, the more you're likely to earn throughout your career.

If you're looking to increase your salary in your current role, be ready to concretely explain how your performance has been beneficial to the company and how your roles and responsibilities have expanded. Outline the ways your value to the company has increased over time, being as specific as possible. If you've been offered a data scientist job, highlight how your competencies, education, and experience in the field would make you an asset to the team. In both cases, it's helpful to look into data scientist salaries in your area, so you can get a sound idea of where to start.

About 75.67% of Data Scientist professionals feel satisfied with their salary, according to anonymous Glassdoor ratings. An additional $32,595 in potential pay per year, among other factors, can qualify the annual pay of a Data Scientist in United States as a good salary.

Data Scientist professionals in United States have a wide total pay range, between $92,614 and $227,287 depending on experience, with an estimated total pay of $143,754 following the average career path of a Data Scientist.

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