Updated Sep 15, 2022

How much does a Principal Data Scientist make?

Updated Sep 15, 2022

Experience

Industry

$221,282 / yrTotal Pay
$149,158 / yrBase Pay
$72,124 / yrAdditional Pay

$221,282

 / yr
$138K$364K
Most Likely Range
Possible Range

The estimated total pay for a Principal Data Scientist is $221,282 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $149,158 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 $72,124 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

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$221,282 /yr
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$238,986 /yr
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Related Job Titles

For Principal Data Scientist

Some related job titles are Senior Data Scientist Salaries with median pay of $164,220, Junior Data Scientist Salaries with median pay of $113,505, Principal Scientist Salaries with median pay of $172,264, Data Scientist Intern Salaries with median pay of $98,192.

Top Paying Companies

For a Principal Data Scientist in United States

Below is the total pay for the top 10 highest paying companies for a Principal Data Scientist in United States. Employers include Meta, LinkedIn and Amazon.

1
Meta
$366,718/yr
10
Intuit
$276,683/yr

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Top Paying Industries

For a Principal Data Scientist in United States

The top 5 paying industries for a Principal Data Scientist in United States are Information Technology with a median total pay of $259,368, Retail & Wholesale with a median total pay of $255,477, Telecommunications with a median total pay of $234,489, Real Estate with a median total pay of $227,756, and Insurance with a median total pay of $221,547.

IndustryTotal PayTotal Pay Insight
  • Information TechnologyInformation Technology$259,368

    10% Higher than other industries

  • Retail & WholesaleRetail & Wholesale$255,477

    8% Higher than other industries

  • TelecommunicationsTelecommunications$234,489

    0% Lower than other industries

  • Real EstateReal Estate$227,756

    3% Lower than other industries

  • InsuranceInsurance$221,547

    6% Lower than other industries

Information Technology

Top paying companies in Information Technology for Principal Data Scientist are Meta, LinkedIn, and Amazon.

MetaMeta$366,718/yr
LinkedInLinkedIn$334,501/yr
AmazonAmazon$309,522/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.

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Location

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Total Years of Experience

Years at Recent Employer

Submitted

Date or Time

Principal Data Scientist

United States of America

 | 7-9 years

$157,000

/yr

$149K | $8K

Submitted Yesterday

7-9 years
Yesterday
Principal Data Scientist

United States of America

 | 7-9 years

$225,000

/yr

$155K | $70K

Submitted 2 days ago

7-9 years
2 days ago
Principal Data Scientist

United States of America

 | 10-14 years

$131,840

/yr

$128K | $4K

Submitted 3 days ago

10-14 years
3 days ago
Principal Associate, Data Science

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$175,000

/yr

$165K | $10K

Submitted 4 days ago

1-3 years
4 days ago
Principal Data Scientist

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$200,000

/yr

$175K | $25K

Submitted 6 days ago

4-6 years
6 days ago
Principal Data Scientist - Lead

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$145,000

/yr

$135K | $10K

Submitted 6 days ago

1-3 years
6 days ago
Principal Data Scientist

United States of America

 | 15+ years

$285,000

/yr

$175K | $110K

Submitted 7 days ago

15+ years
7 days ago
Principal Data Scientist

United States of America

 | 10-14 years

$265,537

/yr

$165K | $101K

Submitted 8 days ago

10-14 years
8 days ago
Principal Data Scientist

United States of America

 | 15+ years

$772,000

/yr

$211K | $561K

Submitted 8 days ago

15+ years
8 days ago

Principal Data Scientist pay FAQ

The national average salary for a Principal Data Scientist is $149,158 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Principal Data Scientist salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 585 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Principal Data Scientist employees.

The highest salary for a Principal Data Scientist in United States is $232,045 per year.

The lowest salary for a Principal Data Scientist in United States is $95,878 per year.

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