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Data scientist salary in United States

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

Average base salary

$144,545
Average $144,545
Low $87,568
High $238,592
Non-cash benefit
401(k)
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The average salary for a data scientist is $144,545 per year in the United States. 3.9k salaries reported, updated at December 1, 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
    3.7
    7 reviews7 salaries reported
    $188,972per year
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Highest paying cities for Data Scientists near United States

  1. Boston, MA
    $170,771 per year
    220 salaries reported
  2. Los Angeles, CA
    $167,483 per year
    91 salaries reported
  3. Houston, TX
    $161,283 per year
    105 salaries reported
  1. Chicago, IL
    $148,558 per year
    204 salaries reported
  2. Washington, DC
    $148,298 per year
    157 salaries reported
  3. New York, NY
    $140,131 per year
    166 salaries reported
  1. St. Louis, MO
    $134,481 per year
    9 salaries reported
  2. Atlanta, GA
    $131,529 per year
    53 salaries reported
  3. San Francisco, CA
    $127,955 per year
    45 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

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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?

Data Analyst

30,274 job openings

Average $72,102 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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