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