Salaries//Senior Data Scientist

Senior Data Scientist salary in US

Average Base Salary in US

$149,231
$24,296
Additional Cash Compensation
$173,527
Total Compensation
Median: 140,000
Min: $47K
Max: $396K

How Much Does a Senior Data Scientist Make in US?

The average salary for a Senior Data Scientist in US is $149,231. The average additional cash compensation for a Senior Data Scientist in US is $24,296. The average total compensation for a Senior Data Scientist in US is $173,527. Senior Data Scientist salaries are based on responses gathered by Built In from anonymous Senior Data Scientist employees in US.

Senior Data Scientist
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best-paying cities for Senior Data Scientist

The metropolitan areas that pay the highest salaries for software engineers are Remote, San Francisco, New York City, Los Angeles and Washington DC.
City NameAverage SalaryCompared to National Average
Remote$196,668
+ 30% (138,499)
San Francisco, CA$186,733
+ 26% (138,499)
New York City, NY$161,610
+ 14% (138,499)
Los Angeles, CA$160,552
+ 14% (138,499)
Washington DC$159,400
+ 13% (138,499)
Boston, MA$156,068
+ 11% (138,499)
Miami, FL$154,857
+ 11% (138,499)
Seattle, WA$149,395
+ 7% (138,499)
San Diego, CA$148,500
+ 7% (138,499)
Minneapolis–Saint Paul, MN$148,375
+ 7% (138,499)

Senior Data Scientist Salary by gender

The average Senior Data Scientist salary for women is $156,806 and the average Senior Data Scientist salary for men is $152,847.

Senior Data Scientist Salary by Years of Experience

The average salary for a Senior Data Scientist with 7+ years of experience is $171,740.

Senior Data Scientist Salary ranges

The most common Senior Data Scientist salary in US is between $140k - $150k.

Average Data + Analytics salaries in US

Job TitleAverage SalarySalary Range
Junior Data Analyst$62,447
Min: $40K
Max: $120K
Junior Business Analyst$66,160
Min: $30K
Max: $134K
Business Analyst$83,165
Min: $0K
Max: $250K
Data Analyst$84,225
Min: $0K
Max: $210K
Business Intelligence Analyst$87,560
Min: $10K
Max: $175K
Junior Data Scientist$87,887
Min: $1K
Max: $140K
Business Intelligence Developer$101,661
Min: $10K
Max: $400K
Senior Business Analyst$101,726
Min: $60K
Max: $188K
Senior Data Analyst$102,211
Min: $48K
Max: $210K
Analytics Manager$117,044
Min: $0K
Max: $302K
Data Engineer$125,061
Min: $0K
Max: $300K
Data Scientist$125,609
Min: $10K
Max: $345K
Business Intelligence Manager$126,087
Min: $38K
Max: $260K
Database Administrator$131,381
Min: $69K
Max: $260K
Big Data Engineer$132,171
Min: $103K
Max: $227K
Senior Data Engineer$137,828
Min: $30K
Max: $254K
Data Architect$145,374
Min: $0K
Max: $279K
Senior Data Scientist$149,231
Min: $47K
Max: $396K
Director of Analytics$161,250
Min: $2K
Max: $350K
Data Engineering Manager$164,650
Min: $110K
Max: $279K
Engineering Manager$171,201
Min: $0K
Max: $531K
Chief Information Officer$215,391
Min: $96K
Max: $315K
CIO (Chief Information Officer)$228,440
Min: $96K
Max: $450K

FAQ

Q:

What is a senior data scientist?

A.
Senior data scientists discover and implement data insights in order to support business development and strategies.
Q:

How to become a senior data scientist?

A.
Senior data scientists typically have a bachelor’s degree in computer science, data science, statistics or a similar field. Some senior or management positions may also require a master’s degree in an aforementioned field. Candidates must also display advanced experience in data science, programming languages (Python, SQL), machine learning and modeling technologies, statistical analysis, management and strategic techniques.
Q:

How much does a senior data scientist make?

A.

The salary range for a senior data scientist is $47K-$350K. The average salary for a Senior Data Scientist in US is $149,231.

Career Info

Senior Data Scientist jobs in US

Skills that affect Senior Data Scientist salaries in US

1
Business Reporting & Analysis
3% have this skill
2
Data Mining
2% have this skill
3
Machine Learning
1% have this skill
4
Data Modeling
1% have this skill
5
Python
1% have this skill
6
SQL
1% have this skill

Average Senior Data Scientist Salary by Company Size

People with the job title Senior Data Scientist make the most at companies with 11-50 employees, earning $163,235 on average.

Recent Senior Data Scientist salaries in US

$200,000
Yearly Salary
A Senior Data Scientist reported a yearly salary of $200,000 with +$40,000 in additional cash compensation
3-5 Years of Experience
Male
201-500 Employees
Los Angeles, CA
$240,000
Yearly Salary
A Senior Data Scientist reported a yearly salary of $240,000
7+ Years of Experience
Male
51-200 Employees
Austin, TX
$170,000
Yearly Salary
A Senior Data Scientist reported a yearly salary of $170,000
7+ Years of Experience
Female
51-200 Employees
Remote
$189,000
Yearly Salary
A Senior Data Scientist reported a yearly salary of $189,000
3-5 Years of Experience
Other
201-500 Employees
New York City, NY
$200,000
Yearly Salary
A Senior Data Scientist reported a yearly salary of $200,000 with +$10,000 in additional cash compensation
5-7 Years of Experience
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1,000+ Employees
Detroit, MI
$190,800
Yearly Salary
A Distinguished Data Scientist reported a yearly salary of $190,800 with +$9,600 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Male
201-500 Employees
Chicago, IL
$197,880
Yearly Salary
A Senior Data Scientist reported a yearly salary of $197,880
3-5 Years of Experience
Female
1,000+ Employees
Chicago, IL
$197,880
Yearly Salary
A Senior Data Scientist reported a yearly salary of $197,880
3-5 Years of Experience
Female
1,000+ Employees
Chicago, IL
$211,000
Yearly Salary
A Senior Data Scientist reported a yearly salary of $211,000 with +$21,100 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Male
201-500 Employees
San Francisco, CA
$243,500
Yearly Salary
A Senior Data Scientist reported a yearly salary of $243,500 with +$36,525 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Female
201-500 Employees
San Francisco, CA