Data Scientist Salary in the US

$97,200
per year
per hour
$36.40
per hour
per year
Bonus
$8,750/year
Commission
$6,280/year
Profit Sharing
$5,360/year

Data Scientist - Average Salary

The average salary for a Data Scientist is $97,200 per year ($36.40 per hour), which is $43,710 (+82%) higher than the average salary in the US.
A Data Scientist can expect an average starting salary of $66,400. The highest salaries can exceed $170,000.
$66,400
Low
$97,200
Average salary
$170,000
High
$24.90
Low
$36.40
Average salary
$63.80
High
Total pay includes salary, bonus, commission and profit sharing.
$950
$115,500
$231,900
Salary$66,400 - 170,000
Bonus$2,200 - 23,400
Commission$1,280 - 11,700
Profit Sharing$950 - 26,800
Total Pay$70,830 - 231,900
$24.90
$19.50
$63.80
Salary$24.90 - 63.80
Total Pay$24.90 - 63.80

Data Scientist Salary Range

Low
$66,400
Average salary
$97,200
Senior
$127,300
High
$170,000
Low
$24.90
Average salary
$36.40
Senior
$47.70
High
$63.80
Among data scientists, Junior Data Scientists tend to have the lowest salaries, while more experienced workers like Senior Data Scientists and Principal Data Scientists enjoy the highest salaries.

Data Scientist - Salary Differences

JobSalaryDifference
Principal Data Scientist$144K/year
+48% 
Google Data Scientist$143K/year
+47% 
Microsoft Data Scientist$129K/year
+33% 
Senior Data Scientist$127K/year
+31% 
Amazon Data Scientist$127K/year
+31% 
Apple Data Scientist$126K/year
+30% 
Facebook Data Scientist$125K/year
+29% 
Capital One Data Scientist$123K/year
+26% 
Airbnb Data Scientist$120K/year
+23% 
Uber Data Scientist$120K/year
+23% 
IBM Data Scientist$115K/year
+18% 
McKinsey Data Scientist$113K/year
+16% 
Wayfair Data Scientist$98K/year
+1% 
Booz Allen Hamilton Data Scientist$86K/year
 -12%
Associate Data Scientist$76K/year
 -22%
Junior Data Scientist$69K/year
 -29%

Data Scientist - Pay by Experience Level in the United States

A Junior Data Scientist with less than three years of experience can expect to earn an average starting salary of $66,400 per year. A mid career Data Scientist with 4-9 years of experience earns an average salary of $91,700, while a Senior Data Scientist with 10-20 years of experience makes on average $127,300. Data Scientists with more than 20 years of experience earn $142,800 per year on average.

How Work Experience Affects the Salary of a Data Scientist

Late Career▲ +47%
Senior▲ +31%
Average Salary$97,200/year
Mid Career▼ -6%
Junior▼ -32%

Gender Breakdown

Female
27%
Male
73%

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Data Scientist - Related Salaries

The salary information presented on this page is based on all Data Scientist jobs published on Jobted in the last 12 months and on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS.gov).
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Frequently asked questions about the salary of the Data Scientist

How much does a Data Scientist make in the US?
A Data Scientist in the US earns an average of $97,200 gross per year, which is about $36.40 net per hour. Everything you need to know about the salary of the Data Scientist updated to 2022.
What is the starting salary for a Data Scientist in the US?
The starting salary of a Data Scientist in the US is around $66,400 gross per year. Junior Data Scientists usually have a lower salary.
What is the highest salary for a Data Scientist in the US?
The highest salary of a Data Scientist in the US can reach and exceed $170,000 gross per year. Senior Data Scientists and Principal Data Scientists usually have the highest salaries.
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