Updated Sep 15, 2022

How much does a Data Scientist make?

Updated Sep 15, 2022

Experience

Industry

$124,730 / yrTotal Pay
$102,988 / yrBase Pay
$21,742 / yrAdditional Pay

$124,730

 / yr
$78K$203K
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The estimated total pay for a Data Scientist is $124,730 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $102,988 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 $21,742 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

$124,730 /yr
Data Scientist
$163,207 /yr
Senior Data Scientist
$160,924 /yr
Lead Data Scientist
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Related Job Titles

For Data Scientist

Some related job titles are Big Data Salaries with median pay of $100,875, Data Analyst Salaries with median pay of $71,594, Data Scientist Intern Salaries with median pay of $98,348, Quantitative Analyst Salaries with median pay of $143,395.

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 Wish, Wind River and Startup.

1
Wish
$228,408/yr
4
Meta
$214,183/yr
5
Button
$212,314/yr
6
Google
$212,054/yr
7
Twitter
$208,137/yr
8
Xilinx
$207,931/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 $174,341, Information Technology with a median total pay of $164,325, Personal Consumer Services with a median total pay of $149,122, Agriculture with a median total pay of $145,831, and Energy, Mining & Utilities with a median total pay of $144,409.

IndustryTotal PayTotal Pay Insight
  • Real EstateReal Estate$174,341

    19% Higher than other industries

  • Information TechnologyInformation Technology$164,325

    14% Higher than other industries

  • Personal Consumer ServicesPersonal Consumer Services$149,122

    5% Higher than other industries

  • AgricultureAgriculture$145,831

    3% Higher than other industries

  • Energy, Mining & UtilitiesEnergy, Mining & Utilities$144,409

    2% Higher than other industries

Real Estate

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

RedfinRedfin$194,685/yr
ZillowZillow$185,959/yr
OpendoorOpendoor$174,341/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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Data Scientist

United States of America

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$95,000

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Data Scientist

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$121,000

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$111K | $10K

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Data Scientist

United States of America

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$110,000

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Data Scientist

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$75,000

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Data Scientist

United States of America

 | <1 year

$100,000

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$88K | $12K

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Data Scientist

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$80

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Data Scientist

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$95,500

/yr

$94K | $2K

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Data Scientist

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$162,000

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$145K | $17K

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Data Scientist

United States of America

 | 7-9 years

$70

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Data Scientist pay FAQ

The national average salary for a Data Scientist is $102,988 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Data Scientist salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 28812 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Data Scientist employees.

The highest salary for a Data Scientist in United States is $163,276 per year.

The lowest salary for a Data Scientist in United States is $64,961 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.