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Data scientist salary in United States

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

Average base salary

Average $124,488
Low $81,538
High $190,060
Non-cash benefit
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The average salary for a data scientist is $124,488 per year in the United States. 5k salaries reported, updated at December 1, 2023

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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. Apple
    12,497 reviews26 salaries reported
    $171,143per year
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Highest paying cities for Data Scientists near United States

  1. Palo Alto, CA
    $166,469 per year
    25 salaries reported
  2. Bellevue, WA
    $143,073 per year
    23 salaries reported
  3. Redmond, WA
    $140,612 per year
    44 salaries reported
  1. Seattle, WA
    $137,002 per year
    243 salaries reported
  2. Boston, MA
    $126,745 per year
    114 salaries reported
  3. Austin, TX
    $126,341 per year
    83 salaries reported
  1. New York, NY
    $125,381 per year
    346 salaries reported
  2. Chicago, IL
    $111,937 per year
    287 salaries reported
  3. Atlanta, GA
    $111,001 per year
    134 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

More critical skills and qualifications that pay well

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30 jobs45
99 jobs204
57 jobs74
15 jobs20
8 jobs12
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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?

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Job openings

Average $160,527 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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