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Updated Dec 13, 2021

How much does a Principal Data Scientist make?

Updated Dec 13, 2021

Experience

$174,033 / yrTotal Pay
$148,797 / yrBase Pay
$25,236 / yrAdditional Pay

$174,033

 / yr
$51K$689K
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The estimated total pay for a Principal Data Scientist is $174,033 per year in the United States. This number represents 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 base pay is $148,797 per year. The estimated additional pay is $25,236 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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What is the pay trajectory for a Principal Data Scientist?

$174,033 /yr
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What are some related job titles for a Principal Data Scientist?

Some related job titles are Senior Data Scientist Salaries with median pay of $159,290, Junior Data Scientist Salaries with median pay of $100,953, Principal Scientist Salaries with median pay of $144,746, Data Scientist Intern Salaries with median pay of $102,781.

Recent User Submitted Salaries for Principal Data Scientist in United States of America

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$160,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

9 days ago by a Principal Data Scientist with 1 to 3 years of experience

$119,000

/yrAvg Base Salary
Cash Bonus$12,000/yr
Stock Bonus$5,000/yr

9 days ago by a Principal Data Scientist with 7 to 9 years of experience

$123,000

/yrAvg Base Salary
Cash Bonus$5,000/yr
Stock Bonus$35,000/yr

13 days ago by a Principal Data Scientist with 10 to 14 years of experience

$200,000

/yrAvg Base Salary
Cash Bonus$45,000/yr
Stock Bonus$75,000/yr

14 days ago by a Principal Data Scientist with 4 to 6 years of experience

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$190,187

/yrAvg Base Salary

15 days ago by a Principal Data Scientist with 7 to 9 years of experience

$170,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

15 days ago by a Principal Data Scientist with more than 15 years of experience

$195,023

/yrAvg Base Salary
Cash Bonus$10,000/yr

16 days ago by a Principal Data Scientist with more than 15 years of experience

$167,500

/yrAvg Base Salary
Cash Bonus$20,937/yr

17 days ago by a Principal Data Scientist with 7 to 9 years of experience

$154,500

/yrAvg Base Salary
Cash Bonus$10,000/yr

25 days ago by a Principal Data Scientist with 1 to 3 years of experience

$130,000

/yrAvg Base Salary
Cash Bonus$19,500/yr

28 days ago by a Principal Data Science with 4 to 6 years of experience

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What is the average pay for a Principal Data Scientist at different companies?

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Capital One
4.1

Capital One

Principal Data Scientist

$145,031

 /yr
Range: $114K - $182K

$114K

$182K

$114,498 - $181,950 Range

Fractal
4.1

Fractal

Principal Data Scientist

$95,598

 /yr
Range: $96K - $96K

$96K

$96K

$95,598 - $95,598 Range

Microsoft
4.4

Microsoft

Principal Data Scientist

$215,014

 /yr
Range: $201K - $243K

$201K

$243K

$200,983 - $243,097 Range

ServiceNow
4.5

ServiceNow

Principal Data Scientist

$169,080

 /yr
Range: $169K - $169K

$169K

$169K

$169,080 - $169,080 Range

Walmart
3.3

Walmart

Principal Data Scientist

$183,982

 /yr
Range: $142K - $251K

$142K

$251K

$141,624 - $251,119 Range

Oracle
3.8

Oracle

Principal Data Scientist

$156,513

 /yr
Range: $123K - $195K

$123K

$195K

$123,000 - $195,365 Range

Comcast
3.8

Comcast

Principal Data Scientist

$167,719

 /yr
Range: $143K - $204K

$143K

$204K

$142,795 - $204,422 Range

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IBM
4

IBM

Principal Data Scientist

$237,696

 /yr
Range: $161K - $276K

$161K

$276K

$161,345 - $276,113 Range

Verizon
3.8

Verizon

Principal Data Scientist

$152,400

 /yr
Range: $118K - $207K

$118K

$207K

$118,233 - $207,003 Range

Fidelity Investments
4.2

Fidelity Investments

Principal Data Scientist

$141,762

 /yr
Range: $116K - $161K

$116K

$161K

$115,931 - $160,969 Range

AT&T
3.7

AT&T

Principal Data Scientist

$163,863

 /yr
Range: $144K - $207K

$144K

$207K

$143,925 - $206,613 Range

Optum
3.7

Optum

Principal Data Scientist

$152,298

 /yr
Range: $137K - $200K

$137K

$200K

$136,633 - $200,000 Range

Think Big
4.7

Think Big

Principal Data Scientist

$173,848

 /yr
Range: $156K - $206K

$156K

$206K

$155,966 - $206,234 Range

Amazon
3.8

Amazon

Principal Data Scientist

$184,542

 /yr
Range: $170K - $232K

$170K

$232K

$169,840 - $232,391 Range

Nielsen
3.7

Nielsen

Principal Data Scientist

$147,719

 /yr
Range: $116K - $179K

$116K

$179K

$115,995 - $179,079 Range

UnitedHealthCare
3.6

UnitedHealthCare

Principal Data Scientist

$135,902

 /yr
Range: $119K - $158K

$119K

$158K

$118,775 - $158,381 Range

Aetna
3.6

Aetna

Principal Data Scientist

$177,233

 /yr
Range: $19K - $261K

$19K

$261K

$18,505 - $261,459 Range

Discover
3.9

Discover

Principal Data Scientist

$132,371

 /yr
Range: $127K - $154K

$127K

$154K

$126,540 - $154,415 Range

Meta
4.3

Meta

Principal Data Scientist

$192,716

 /yr
Range: $123K - $229K

$123K

$229K

$122,630 - $228,997 Range

UnitedHealth Group
3.7

UnitedHealth Group

Principal Data Scientist

$142,960

 /yr
Range: $137K - $238K

$137K

$238K

$137,085 - $238,362 Range

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Frequently asked questions about a Principal Data Scientist salaries

The national average salary for a Principal Data Scientist is $158,334 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Principal Data Scientist salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 359 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Principal Data Scientist employees.

The highest salary for a Principal Data Scientist in United States is $220,284 per year.

The lowest salary for a Principal Data Scientist in United States is $113,807 per year.

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