Salaries//San Francisco, CA//Senior Data Scientist

Senior Data Scientist salary in San Francisco, CA

Average Base Salary in San Francisco, CA

$186,733
$49,725
Additional Cash Compensation
$236,458
Total Compensation
Median: 187,000
Min: $110K
Max: $396K

How Much Does a Senior Data Scientist Make in San Francisco, CA?

The average salary for a Senior Data Scientist in San Francisco, CA is $186,733. The average additional cash compensation for a Senior Data Scientist in San Francisco, CA is $49,725. The average total compensation for a Senior Data Scientist in San Francisco, CA is $236,458. Senior Data Scientist salaries are based on responses gathered by Built In from anonymous Senior Data Scientist employees in San Francisco, CA.

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 $189,250 and the average Senior Data Scientist salary for men is $173,500.

Senior Data Scientist Salary by Years of Experience

The average salary for a Senior Data Scientist with 7+ years of experience is $203,808.

Senior Data Scientist Salary ranges

The most common Senior Data Scientist salary in San Francisco, CA is between $200k - $210k.

Average Data + Analytics salaries in San Francisco, CA

Job TitleAverage SalarySalary Range
Junior Business Analyst$83,000
Min: $78K
Max: $88K
Junior Data Analyst$86,000
Min: $74K
Max: $98K
Business Intelligence Analyst$98,380
Min: $73K
Max: $125K
Business Analyst$103,263
Min: $54K
Max: $214K
Data Analyst$106,927
Min: $70K
Max: $170K
Junior Data Scientist$118,000
Min: $94K
Max: $140K
Senior Business Analyst$125,870
Min: $73K
Max: $156K
Business Intelligence Developer$132,722
Min: $95K
Max: $187K
Senior Data Analyst$136,448
Min: $110K
Max: $183K
Business Intelligence Manager$138,529
Min: $103K
Max: $160K
Analytics Manager$154,904
Min: $130K
Max: $302K
Data Engineer$157,926
Min: $105K
Max: $270K
Data Scientist$166,053
Min: $115K
Max: $278K
Data Architect$169,190
Min: $145K
Max: $237K
Database Administrator$172,667
Min: $151K
Max: $192K
Data Engineering Manager$186,182
Min: $120K
Max: $230K
Senior Data Scientist$186,733
Min: $110K
Max: $396K
Director of Analytics$190,000
Min: $104K
Max: $275K
Senior Data Engineer$210,728
Min: $145K
Max: $254K
Engineering Manager$215,020
Min: $150K
Max: $380K
Chief Information Officer$218,692
Min: $153K
Max: $315K

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 San Francisco, CA is $186,733.

Career Info

Senior Data Scientist jobs in San Francisco, CA

Skills that affect Senior Data Scientist salaries in San Francisco, CA

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 51-200 employees, earning $183,333 on average.

Recent Senior Data Scientist salaries in San Francisco, CA

$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
$396,000
Yearly Salary
A Principal Data Scientist reported a yearly salary of $396,000 with +$99,000 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Other
1,000+ Employees
San Francisco, CA
$160,000
Yearly Salary
A Bioinformatics Scientist 2 / Data Scientist reported a yearly salary of $160,000 with +$147,800 in additional cash compensation
3-5 Years of Experience
Male
1,000+ Employees
San Francisco, CA
$250,000
Yearly Salary
A Sr. Data Scientist, People Analytics reported a yearly salary of $250,000
5-7 Years of Experience
Prefer not to say
1,000+ Employees
San Francisco, CA
$170,000
Yearly Salary
A Senior Data Scientist reported a yearly salary of $170,000 with +$21,250 in additional cash compensation
3-5 Years of Experience
Other
51-200 Employees
San Francisco, CA
$167,000
Yearly Salary
A Manager, Data Scientist reported a yearly salary of $167,000
3-5 Years of Experience
Female
201-500 Employees
San Francisco, CA
1-5 Reports
$157,000
Yearly Salary
A Data Scientist Manager reported a yearly salary of $157,000 with +$48,124 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Male
1,000+ Employees
San Francisco, CA
$157,000
Yearly Salary
A Data Scientist Manager reported a yearly salary of $157,000 with +$48,124 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Male
1,000+ Employees
San Francisco, CA
$185,900
Yearly Salary
A Senior Product Data Scientist reported a yearly salary of $185,900
1-3 Years of Experience
Prefer not to say
1,000+ Employees
San Francisco, CA