Data Scientist Salary

Average Yearly Salary
$109,000
$83,000
Min 10%
$109,000
Median 50%
$143,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
McGuireWoods
Highest Paying City
San Francisco, CA
Highest Paying State
Washington
Average Experience Level
1.7 years
How much does a data scientist make?
As a Data Scientist in the USA, you can expect to earn on average $109,565 per year or $52.68 per hour. The top 10 percent of earners make over $143,000 annually, whereas the bottom 10 percent of earners make under $83,000 per year. Technology companies and Professional companies are the best when it comes to the number of employment opportunities. The top 5 states when it comes to Data Scientist salaries are Washington, Idaho, California, New Mexico, and Colorado. The typical tenure for a Data Scientist is 1.7 years.
Annual Salaries For Related Jobs
Scientist
$74,449

Average Data Scientist Salary By Location

The national average salary for a Data Scientist in the United States is $109,565 per year or $52.68 per hour. San Francisco, CA reports the highest annual salary for Data Scientists at 112,934. Even an entry-level Data Scientist makes $72,000 per year in San Francisco, CA. The top 5 states with the highest reported Data Scientist salaries are Washington, Idaho, California, New Mexico, and Colorado. The lowest earning states are Indiana, Hawaii, South Dakota, Florida, and South Carolina.

Map of Data Scientist Salaries

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

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Average Data Scientist Salary By Company

If you are a Data Scientist, you can expect good job security. However, keep in mind that some industries pay better than others. Technology companies and Professional companies have the most job opportunities for Data Scientists. McGuireWoods and Lyft are the highest paying companies. In addition, companies like Airbnb and Houzz 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

Average Data Scientist Pay By Industry

The type of industry that a Data Scientist works in can influence their earning potential. By looking at our data, we can see that Retail companies, Finance companies, and Health Care companies pay their Data Scientists well. Retail companies pay Data Scientists an average salary of $127,197, Finance companies pay $122,892, and Health Care companys come in at $107,236. At $94,178, the average salary for Data Scientists in the Manufacturing industry is lower than other industries.
Industry
Average Salary
Retail
Retail
$127,197
$127k
Finance
Finance
$122,892
$123k
Health Care
Health Care
$107,236
$107k
Technology
Technology
$105,614
$106k
Media
Media
$104,929
$105k
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
$94,178
$94k

Data Scientist Salary History

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

National Average
Ashburn, VA

Recently Added Data Scientist Salaries

Company
Job
Location
Date Added
Salary
Management Decisions, Inc.
Data Scientist-Fintech
04/28/2020
$150,000
Management Decisions, Inc.
Mathematical Programmer/Data Scientist
04/26/2020
$135,655
Management Decisions, Inc.
Data Scientist/Computer Vision
04/22/2020
$135,655
Principal Data Scientist
04/21/2020
$120,000
Management Decisions, Inc.
Data Scientist I and II
04/20/2020
$140,000
Management Decisions, Inc.
Data Scientist
04/20/2020
$156,525
Revenue Cat
Data Scientist
04/18/2020
$129,000
Data Scientist (System Application Analyst)
04/15/2020
$72,460
Data Scientist
04/10/2020
$104,350
Data Scientist
04/02/2020
$60,000
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