Data Scientist Statistics By Gender

20.4% of data scientists are women and 79.6% of data scientists are men.

  • Male, 79.6%
  • Female, 20.4%

Data Scientists By Gender

GenderPercentages
Male79.6%
Female20.4%

Gender Pay Gap For Data Scientist

Women Earn 96¢ For Every $1 Earned By Men

male-income
Male Income
$108,366
female-income
Female Income
$103,681

Data Scientist Gender Over Time

This data shows how men and women predominate in the data scientist position over time.

Male
Female
100%
80%
60%
40%
20%
0%
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019
2020
2021

Data Scientist Gender By Year

YearMaleFemale
201069.29%30.71%
201178.23%21.77%
201278.90%21.10%
201380.39%19.61%
201486.04%13.96%
201575.26%24.74%
201682.83%17.17%
201778.38%21.62%
201879.35%20.65%
201973.31%26.69%
202087.35%12.65%
202179.64%20.36%

Data Scientist Male to Female Ratio

We compared this job title with other job titles to see how gender percentages varied. As you can see, dell certified systems expert and software applications architect have the biggest difference in gender.

Job TitleMaleFemale
Informatics Nurse Specialist13%87%
Clinical Support Specialist22%78%
Clinic Administrator23%77%
Data Scientist80%20%
Senior Data Center Engineer98%2%
Software Applications Architect98%2%
Dell Certified Systems Expert99%1%

Data Scientist Statistics By Race

The most common ethnicity among data scientists is White, which makes up 64.2% of all data scientists. Comparatively, there are 18.8% of the Asian ethnicity and 6.9% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity.

  • White, 64.2%
  • Asian, 18.8%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 6.9%
  • Unknown, 5.4%
  • Black or African American, 4.2%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.5%

Data Scientist Race

Data Scientist RacePercentages
White64.2%
Asian18.8%
Hispanic or Latino6.9%
Unknown5.4%
Black or African American4.2%
American Indian and Alaska Native0.5%

Data Scientist Race And Ethnicity Over Time

Using the Census Bureau data, we found out how the percentage of each ethnic category trended between 2010-2019 among data scientists.

  • White
  • Asian
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • Black or African American

Data Scientist Race By Year

YearWhiteBlack or African AmericanAsianHispanic or Latino
201071.59%7.21%16.34%3.36%
201179.58%2.62%12.57%3.66%
201272.20%5.89%15.47%4.42%
201373.61%5.06%14.05%3.93%
201474.74%2.87%14.95%4.02%
201563.26%4.19%26.05%4.19%
201671.49%3.31%16.94%4.55%
201769.31%6.24%17.33%3.47%
201870.26%5.78%17.93%3.18%
201966.15%1.04%25.00%5.21%
202066.52%5.65%16.96%3.04%
202164.18%4.18%18.81%6.87%

Data Scientist Wage Gap By Race

Asian data scientists have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Black or african american data scientists have the lowest average salary at $104,662.
$111,000
$109,000
$107,000
$105,000
$103,000
Unknown
White
Black or African American
Asian
Hispanic or Latino
EthnicitySalary
Unknown$108,870
White$108,388
Black or African American$104,662
Asian$110,639
Hispanic or Latino$109,365

Data Scientist Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of data scientist employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of data scientists is 40+ years old, which represents 49% of the population.

40+ years

30-40 years

20-30 years


Data Scientist Age

Data Scientist YearsPercentages
40+ years49%
30-40 years30%
20-30 years22%

Types of Data Scientist Degree Levels

The most common degree for data scientists is bachelor's degree 51% of data scientists earn that degree. A close second is master's degree with 34% and rounding it off is doctoral degree with 13%.

  • Bachelors, 51%
  • Masters, 34%
  • Doctorate, 13%
  • Associate, 1%
  • Other Degrees, 1%

Data Scientists By Education

Data Scientist DegreePercentages
Bachelors51%
Masters34%
Doctorate13%
Associate1%
Other Degrees1%

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Data Scientist Wage Gap By Education

$110,000
$108,000
$106,000
$104,000
$102,000
$100,000
Master's Degree
Bachelor's Degree
EducationSalary
Master's Degree$109,454
Bachelor's Degree$101,455

Data Scientist Employment Statistics

This section highlights information about where data scientists work. We found most data scientists work for a public company. In addition, the industry that employs the most data scientists is the technology industry.

Company Size

We created this chart to show you the average size of companies that typically hire data scientists.

< 50 employees

50 - 100 employees

100 - 500 employees

500 - 1,000 employees

1,000 - 10,000 employees

> 10,000

Data Scientist Jobs By Employer Size

Company SizePercentages
< 50 employees3%
50 - 100 employees4%
100 - 500 employees14%
500 - 1,000 employees7%
1,000 - 10,000 employees30%
> 10,000 employees41%

The Types Of Companies Data Scientist Work In

Employees with the data scientist job title have their preferences when it comes to working for a company. For instance, most data scientists prefer to work at public companies over private companies.

Education

Public

Private

Data Scientist Jobs By Sector

Company TypePercentages
Education3%
Public53%
Private44%
Government0%

Top Industries Hiring Data Scientists

Just based on the number of employees within each industry, we were able to determine the most common industries that employ data scientists. Those industries include technology, finance and internet.

Technology

Fortune 500

Start-up

Finance

Internet

Data Scientist Turnover And Employment Statistics

Data Scientist Unemployment Rate Over Time

The Bureau of Labor Statistics came in clutch when it came down to figuring out how the unemployment rate has changed over time. Between 2008 and 2018, this is how the number of data scientists changed.

  • Unemployment rate

Data Scientist Unemployment Rate By Year

YearData Scientist Unemployment Rate
20104.32%
20113.59%
20129.09%
20133.38%
20143.23%
20154.48%
20162.80%
20171.62%
20181.60%
20192.03%
20203.70%
20214.88%

The Average Number of Years That Data Scientist Stay in a Job

By looking over 3,198 data scientists resumes, we figured out that the average data scientist enjoys staying at their job for 5-7 years for a percentage of 31%.

Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years

Data Scientist Tenure

Number or YearsPercentages
Less than 1 year25%
1-2 years23%
3-4 years13%
5-7 years31%
8-10 years5%
11+ years3%

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Data Scientists with Other Job Titles

After finding the gender ratio, we wondered if the percentages of LGBT persons were different as well. Using the data below, you can see how other job titles compare to data scientists.

Job TitleLGBTJob Openings
Senior Voice Engineer7.31%3,084
Systems Engineer8.46%145,936
Network Security Analyst8.59%82,954
Junior Network Specialist9.03%52,084
Data Scientist9.35%-
Data Warehouse Architect10.54%183,223
Support Agent10.88%106,016

Data Scientist LGBT Demographics

ProfessionPercentages of LGBT Job Openings
Senior Voice Engineer7.31%3,084
Systems Engineer8.46%145,936
Network Security Analyst8.59%82,954
Junior Network Specialist9.03%52,084
Data Warehouse Architect10.54%183,223
Support Agent10.88%106,016

Foreign Languages Spoken By Data Scientists

The most common foreign language among data scientists is Spanish at 21.3%. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is Chinese at 16.3% and French is the third-most popular at 15.0%.

  • Spanish, 21.3%
  • Chinese, 16.3%
  • French, 15.0%
  • Mandarin, 10.0%
  • German, 7.5%
  • Other, 29.9%

Data Scientist Languages Spoken

Foreign LanguagePercentages
Spanish21.3%
Chinese16.3%
French15.0%
Mandarin10.0%
German7.5%
Other29.9%

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Data Scientist Heatmaps

Where Do Data Scientists Earn The Most?

Data scientists earn the most in California, where the average data scientist salary is $120,196. The map here shows where data scientists earn the highest salaries in the U.S. The darker areas across the 50 states highlight the highest salaries.

Average Salary

Which State Has The Most Data Scientists?

By looking through more than 3,198 resumes, we found that the most popular places for data scientists are New York, NY and San Francisco, CA.

Number of Data Scientists

Number Of Data Scientist Jobs By State

Where Are Data Scientists In High Demand?

Data scientists are in high demand in New York, NY. There are currently 337 job openings for data scientists here. We looked over job openings to determine where in the country data scientists are in the most demand.

Jobs Openings

Data Scientist Demographics FAQs

How Many Data Scientist Are There In The Us?

There are over 3,109 Data Scientists in the United States.

What Percentage Of Data Scientists Are Black?

4.2% of Data Scientists are Black or African American

What Race Are Most Data Scientists?

Most a are White, with 64.2% of Data Scientists belonging to this ethnicity. 18.8% of Data Scientists are Asian, 6.9% of Data Scientists are Hispanic or Latino, 5.4% of Data Scientists are Unknown, 4.2% of Data Scientists are Black or African American, and 0.5% of Data Scientists are American Indian and Alaska Native

Are Data Scientist Jobs Male - Dominated?

Yes, Data Scientist jobs are male - dominated. 79% of Data Scientists are male, and 20% are female, so there are more male Data Scientists than female Data Scientists in the United States.

How Old Is The Average Data Scientist?

The average Data Scientist is 41 years old. 49% of Data Scientists are 40+ years old or older, 30% are between the ages of 30-40 years, and 22% are between 20-30 years old

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