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Data Scientist Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 18, 2020
$109,000
$83,000
$109,000
$143,000
Did you know that the average data scientist makes $109,565 per year? That's valued at $52.68 per hour! The range surrounding that average can vary between $83,000 and $143,000, meaning data scientists have the opportunity to earn more once they move past entry-level roles. Most data scientists find a job with technology and professional companies, while others work for retail, media, and technology companies to make more money. Those aren't the only places you can earn a higher paycheck. Washington, Idaho and California are the top states in the U.S. to pay data scientists the highest salaries.
Best Paying Cities
Redmond, WA
$102,309
Austin, TX
$92,022
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Map of Data Scientist Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where Data Scientists earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary

Average Data Scientist Salary By Location

Throughout the U.S., the average salary for a data scientist is roughly $109,565 per year, which boils down to $52.68 per hour. Interestingly enough, data scientists have the highest salaries in San Francisco, CA at about $112,934 per year. For those who are just starting out, the average entry-level salary in San Francisco, CA is $72,000. Additionally, data scientists make more than the average salary in Redmond, WA, Austin, TX, New York, NY, Washington, DC, and Jersey City, NJ. On a more broad level, data scientist salaries are highest in Washington, Idaho, California, New Mexico, Colorado, Alaska, and Texas. On the contrary, Indiana, Hawaii, and South Dakota offer the lowest data scientist salaries.

City
Average Salary
San Francisco, CA
San Francisco, CA
$112,934
$113k
Redmond, WA
Redmond, WA
$102,309
$102k
Austin, TX
Austin, TX
$92,022
$92k
New York, NY
New York, NY
$87,418
$87k
Washington, DC
Washington, DC
$82,877
$83k
Jersey City, NJ
Jersey City, NJ
$82,570
$83k
Arlington, VA
Arlington, VA
$82,295
$82k
Boston, MA
Boston, MA
$81,266
$81k
Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
$81,196
$81k
Chicago, IL
Chicago, IL
$79,823
$80k

High Paying Data Scientist Jobs

Average Data Scientist Salary By Company

If you want to get paid the most as a data scientist, being employed by a company such as McGuireWoods or Lyft would be a smart choice, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. Additionally, companies like Airbnb and Houzz also report highly competitive salaries for data scientists.

Company
Average Salary
$158,049
$158k
$154,879
$155k
$150,654
$151k
$147,811
$148k
$147,617
$148k
$144,490
$144k
$144,341
$144k
$144,198
$144k

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Data Scientist Salary History

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    Average Data Scientist Pay By Industry

    As we previously stated, data scientist salaries can vary depending on the industry. In fact, our data shows that retail, media, and technology companies tend to offer much higher salaries for data scientists. For example, data scientists make a whopping average salary of $133,296 while working for retail companies. Meanwhile, other people in this field are making $121,036 at media companies and $113,056 at technology companies. But data scientists may want to avoid working in the health care industry as it offers the lowest average salary at $81,987.

    Industry
    Average Salary
    Retail
    Retail
    $133,296
    $133k
    Media
    Media
    $121,036
    $121k
    Technology
    Technology
    $113,056
    $113k
    Finance
    Finance
    $111,806
    $112k
    Manufacturing
    Manufacturing
    $100,361
    $100k
    Health Care
    Health Care
    $81,987
    $82k

    Recently Added Data Scientist Salaries

    CompanyJobLocationDate AddedSalary
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    Data Scientist
    Data Scientist
    Data Scientist
    Irving, TX
    Irving, TX
    10/29/2020
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    $75,200
    $75,200
    10/29/2020
    Management Decisions, Inc.
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    Data Scientist/Engineer-Natural Language Processing
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    Data Scientist/Engineer-Natural Language Processing
    Philadelphia, PA
    Philadelphia, PA
    10/27/2020
    10/27/2020
    $120,000
    $120,000
    10/27/2020
    Urgent! Data Scientist (Biotech/Pharma)
    Urgent! Data Scientist (Biotech/Pharma)
    Cambridge, MA
    Cambridge, MA
    10/27/2020
    10/27/2020
    $93,915
    $93,915
    10/27/2020
    Data Scientist
    Data Scientist
    Washington, DC
    Washington, DC
    10/22/2020
    10/22/2020
    $100,000
    $100,000
    10/22/2020
    Data Scientist
    Data Scientist
    Madison, WI
    Madison, WI
    10/21/2020
    10/21/2020
    $44,748
    $44,748
    10/21/2020
    Management Decisions, Inc.
    Management Decisions, Inc.
    Data Scientist
    Data Scientist
    Data Scientist
    Irvine, CA
    Irvine, CA
    10/20/2020
    10/20/2020
    $150,000
    $150,000
    10/20/2020
    Management Decisions, Inc.
    Management Decisions, Inc.
    Data Scientist/Python Engineer
    Data Scientist/Python Engineer
    Data Scientist/Python Engineer
    Chicago, IL
    Chicago, IL
    10/20/2020
    10/20/2020
    $140,000
    $140,000
    10/20/2020
    Staff Data Scientist
    Staff Data Scientist
    Bentonville, AR
    Bentonville, AR
    10/20/2020
    10/20/2020
    $140,000
    $140,000
    10/20/2020
    Principal Data Scientist
    Principal Data Scientist
    Sunnyvale, CA
    Sunnyvale, CA
    10/20/2020
    10/20/2020
    $140,000
    $140,000
    10/20/2020
    Data Scientist
    Data Scientist
    Sunnyvale, CA
    Sunnyvale, CA
    10/19/2020
    10/19/2020
    $135,655
    $135,655
    10/19/2020