Updated Dec 13, 2021

How much does a Data Scientist make?

Updated Dec 13, 2021

Experience

Industry

$123,830 / yrTotal Pay
$102,562 / yrBase Pay
$21,268 / yrAdditional Pay

$123,830

 / yr
$77K$201K
Most Likely Range
Possible Range

The estimated total pay for a Data Scientist is $123,830 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $102,562 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 $21,268 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 does $123,830 look to you?

Your input helps Glassdoor refine our pay estimates over time.

Total Pay Trajectory

For Data Scientist

$123,830 /yr
Data Scientist
$161,786 /yr
Senior Data Scientist
$159,529 /yr
Lead Data Scientist
See Full Career Path

Download as data table

Related Job Titles

For Data Scientist

Some related job titles are Big Data Salaries with median pay of $99,705, Data Analyst Salaries with median pay of $71,870, Data Scientist Intern Salaries with median pay of $97,830, Quantitative Analyst Salaries with median pay of $142,170.

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 vidIQ, Wish and Baidu.

1
vidIQ
$233,904/yr
2
Wish
$229,986/yr
3
Baidu
$226,565/yr
4
DRW
$222,114/yr
7
$214,251/yr
8
Meta
$213,224/yr
10
Google
$212,334/yr

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 $156,441, Information Technology with a median total pay of $153,963, Financial Services with a median total pay of $144,567, Agriculture with a median total pay of $140,043, and Legal with a median total pay of $139,296.

IndustryTotal PayTotal Pay Insight
  • Real EstateReal Estate$156,441

    12% Higher than other industries

  • Information TechnologyInformation Technology$153,963

    11% Higher than other industries

  • Financial ServicesFinancial Services$144,567

    5% Higher than other industries

  • AgricultureAgriculture$140,043

    2% Higher than other industries

  • LegalLegal$139,296

    1% Higher than other industries

Real Estate

Top paying companies in Real Estate for Data Scientist are Picket, Redfin, and Zumper.

PicketPicket$210,333/yr
RedfinRedfin$193,937/yr
ZumperZumper$185,072/yr
See Data Scientist pay insights for all companies

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

or
Sort:
Company
Jobs
Total Pay Range
Meta
4.2
Data ScientistSee 1,251 salaries from all locations

$213,224

 / yr

$121,173

 / yr

$154,367

 / yr

$171,017

 / yr

$179,700

 / yr

$168,812

 / yr

$212,334

 / yr

Is this salary info helpful?

Let’s pay it forward! The Glassdoor community relies on people like you to share accurate salary info to promote fair compensation everywhere

Share Salary Anonymously

$187,637

 / yr

$184,741

 / yr

$133,137

 / yr

$159,584

 / yr

$140,153

 / yr

$197,459

 / yr

$188,233

 / yr

$187,404

 / yr

$188,319

 / yr

$150,215

 / yr

$200,533

 / yr

$142,002

 / yr

$137,870

 / yr
Download as data table
Viewing 1 - 20 of 8,240

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.

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.

What people are saying about Data Scientist salaries

See what people are talking about on
See what people are talking about on

Recent Salaries Shared

For data scientist

Salary Share
Anonymously share your pay to help the community

Job Title

Location

Total Pay

Basic Pay | Additional Pay

Total Years of Experience

Years at Recent Employer

Submitted

Date of Time

Research Data Scientist

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$169,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday
Data Scientist

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$365,200

/yr

$186K | $179K

SubmittedYesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday
Data Scientist

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$101,000

/yr

$100K | $1K

SubmittedYesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday
Data Scientist

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$90,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Data Scientist

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$135,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Data Scientist

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$180,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Data Scientist

United States of America

 | <1 year

$147,000

/yr

$130K | $17K

SubmittedYesterday

<1 year
Yesterday
Data Scientist

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$80,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Data Scientist

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$100,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday

Data Scientist pay FAQ

The national average salary for a Data Scientist is $102,562 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 $162,035 per year.

The lowest salary for a Data Scientist in United States is $64,918 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.