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Data Scientist salary in San Jose, CA

How much does a Data Scientist make in San Jose, CA?

Average base salary

$113,731
arrow down19%
below national average

Most common benefits

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401(k)
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The average salary for a data scientist is $113,731 per year in San Jose, CA. 15 salaries reported, updated at April 5, 2022.

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Salaries by years of experience in San Jose, CA

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Top companies for Data Scientists in San Jose, CA

  1. Stitch Fix
    3.1star
    603 reviews15 salaries reported
    $211,286per year
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Highest paying cities for Data Scientists near San Jose, CA

  1. Sunnyvale, CA
    $167,421 per year
    17 salaries reported
  2. Los Angeles, CA
    $166,754 per year
    85 salaries reported
  3. Santa Clara, CA
    $163,012 per year
    13 salaries reported
  1. Mountain View, CA
    $153,854 per year
    6 salaries reported
  2. Menlo Park, CA
    $145,265 per year
    7 salaries reported
  3. San Diego, CA
    $125,162 per year
    15 salaries reported
  1. San Francisco, CA
    $122,801 per year
    47 salaries reported
  2. Palo Alto, CA
    $117,856 per year
    5 salaries reported
  3. Irvine, CA
    $117,386 per year
    17 salaries reported
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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

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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 San Jose, CA?

Data Analyst

749 job openings

Average $102,431 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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