Updated Sep 15, 2022

How much does a Data Scientist make in Los Angeles, CA?

Updated Sep 15, 2022

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$125,836 / yrTotal Pay
$105,163 / yrBase Pay
$20,673 / yrAdditional Pay

$125,836

 / yr
$79K$202K
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The estimated total pay for a Data Scientist is $125,836 per year in the Los Angeles, CA area, with an average salary of $105,163 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 $20,673 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 in Los Angeles, CA

$125,836 /yr
Data Scientist
$162,164 /yr
Senior Data Scientist
$164,602 /yr
Lead Data Scientist
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Related Job Titles

For Data Scientist in Los Angeles, CA

Some related job titles are Big Data Salaries with median pay of $105,246, Data Analyst Salaries with median pay of $77,269, Data Scientist Intern Salaries with median pay of $93,866, Quantitative Analyst Salaries with median pay of $145,884.

Top Paying Companies

For a Data Scientist in Los Angeles, CA

Below is the total pay for the top 10 highest paying companies for a Data Scientist in Los Angeles, CA. Employers include Meta, Google and Hulu.

1
Meta
$222,129/yr
2
Google
$209,633/yr
3
Hulu
$200,127/yr
4
Apple
$197,845/yr
7
TikTok
$190,810/yr
10
Snap
$181,732/yr

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Top Paying Industries

For a Data Scientist in Los Angeles, CA

The top 5 paying industries for a Data Scientist in Los Angeles, CA are Financial Services with a median total pay of $196,236, Information Technology with a median total pay of $190,810, Media & Communication with a median total pay of $177,779, Management & Consulting with a median total pay of $161,735, and Telecommunications with a median total pay of $158,172.

IndustryTotal PayTotal Pay Insight
  • Financial ServicesFinancial Services$196,236

    6% Higher than other industries

  • Information TechnologyInformation Technology$190,810

    3% Higher than other industries

  • Media & CommunicationMedia & Communication$177,779

    4% Lower than other industries

  • Management & ConsultingManagement & Consulting$161,735

    14% Lower than other industries

  • TelecommunicationsTelecommunications$158,172

    17% Lower than other industries

Financial Services

The top paying company in Financial Services for Data Scientist is Capital Group.

Capital GroupCapital Group$196,236/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.

How does the Data scientist salary in Los Angeles, CA compare to the national average salary in US for the same job?

The average salary for a Data scientist in US is $117,212 per year based on 18,354 salary contributions, which is 1.33% more than the salary for a Data scientist in Los Angeles, CA. The cost of living and the local demand for the work are among the factors affecting wages. 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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Data Scientist

Los Angeles, CA

 | 1-3 years

$100,000

/yr

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1-3 years
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R&D Data Scientist

Los Angeles, CA

 | 1-3 years

$3,000

/mo

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Data Scientist

Los Angeles, CA

 | 1-3 years

$30

/hr

Submitted2 days ago

1-3 years
2 days ago
Data Scientist

Los Angeles, CA

 | 4-6 years

$155,000

/yr

$86K | $69K

Submitted3 days ago

4-6 years
3 days ago
Data Scientist

Los Angeles, CA

 | 1-3 years

$117,500

/yr

$100K | $18K

Submitted3 days ago

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3 days ago
Data Scientist

Los Angeles, CA

 | 1-3 years

$160,000

/yr

$130K | $30K

Submitted3 days ago

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3 days ago
Data Scientist

Los Angeles, CA

 | 1-3 years

$152,000

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$132K | $20K

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Data Scientist pay FAQ in Los Angeles, CA

The average salary for a Data Scientist is $105,163 per year in Los Angeles, CA. Salaries estimates are based on 28812 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Data Scientist employees in Los Angeles, CA.

The highest salary for a Data Scientist in Los Angeles, CA is $164,574 per year.

The lowest salary for a Data Scientist in Los Angeles, CA is $67,199 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.