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Data Scientist salary in United States

How much does a Data Scientist make in the United States?

Average base salary

$141,449
Non-cash benefit
401(k)
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The average salary for a data scientist is $141,449 per year in the United States. 4k salaries reported, updated at July 29, 2022.

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Salaries by years of experience in the United States

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Top companies for Data Scientists in United States

  1. Selby Jennings
    3.7star
    7 reviews6 salaries reported
    $207,539per year
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Highest paying cities for Data Scientists in United States

  1. Los Angeles, CA
    $167,921 per year
    89 salaries reported
  2. Houston, TX
    $159,289 per year
    106 salaries reported
  3. New York, NY
    $153,603 per year
    171 salaries reported
  1. Washington, DC
    $139,768 per year
    196 salaries reported
  2. Chicago, IL
    $135,593 per year
    174 salaries reported
  3. San Francisco, CA
    $131,425 per year
    47 salaries reported
  1. Austin, TX
    $127,883 per year
    55 salaries reported
  2. Atlanta, GA
    $120,049 per year
    84 salaries reported
  3. San Diego, CA
    $118,342 per year
    12 salaries reported
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Where can a Data Scientist earn more?

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Best-paid skills and qualifications for Data Scientists

Top skills
Cloud Architecture
+27.28%salary

More critical skills and qualifications that pay well

Top SkillsSalaryJob openingsCompanies
30 jobs45
99 jobs204
57 jobs74
15 jobs20
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Most common benefits for Data Scientists

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Adoption assistance
  • Commuter assistance
  • Continuing education credits
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Employee stock purchase plan
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flexible spending account
  • Gym membership
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Opportunities for advancement
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Referral program
  • Relocation assistance
  • Retirement plan
  • Stock options
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Unlimited paid time off
  • Vision insurance
  • Wellness program
  • Work from home
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Salary satisfaction

Based on 222 ratings

68% of Data Scientists in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area.

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How much do similar professions get paid in United States?

Data Analyst

38,836 job openings

Average $69,701 per year

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Common questions about salaries for a Data Scientist

How can data scientists increase their salaries?

To increase your salary as a data scientist, consider the following options:

  • Change of industry: Consider changing to an industry that is more competitive and willing to pay higher salaries. Social networking companies like Google and Facebook often pay premium salaries for data scientists, as do financial organizations or manufacturers.
  • Higher education: Data scientists who obtain a doctoral degree are generally able to qualify for more advanced positions and higher salaries.
  • Leadership roles: Senior data scientists oversee junior data scientists in addition to their regular responsibilities.
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How can I know if I am being paid fairly as a data scientist?

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