Where Are Data Scientists Earning The Most Salary?

By Kimberly Cook | Nov 27, 2018 | 4617 Views

Data scientists are really on a roll right now. For a role that barely existed five years ago, the demand for qualified data scientists has reached a fever pitch in the tech world. As a result, data scientist salaries can be quite lucrative if you end up with the right company or in a top location.

To help data science candidates make the right decisions about their career, the Paysa team has pulled together some information on where data scientists earn the most-including top companies and cities-along with additional hiring trends and more.

Salary & Compensation
Data scientist salaries average out to $99,558, ranging from $79,423 at the 25th percentile to $115,530 at the 75th percentile, with top earners (the top 10%) earning more than $136,752.

Best Paying Companies
Here are the five best-paying companies for data scientists



Best Paying Locations
These are the five best-paying cities for data scientists.
  • San Francisco, CA - $121K
  • Seattle, WA - $120K
  • Los Angeles, CA - $110K
  • Boston, MA - $103K
  • Austin, TX - $99K

Education
Here are the top schools where data scientists attend.
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • Stanford University
  • Columbia University
  • MIT
  • University of California, Los Angeles
And the top degrees for data scientists, too.
  • Bachelor's degree (43%)
  • Ph.D. (20%)
  • Master's (14%)
Skills
These are top technical skills data scientists should know.
  • Python
  • R language
  • Machine learning
  • Statistics
  • SQL
Jobs
There are plenty of open opportunities out there for data scientists. Visit Paysa to learn more about Job Sense-our new tool for helping match you with the best data scientist opportunities.

Source: HOB