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15 top paying markets for data professionals mid-way through 2019
California, Washington DC and New York are dolling out the highest salaries for data scientists, data analysts, data engineers and machine learning pros.
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Want to earn top dollar as a data pro? These 15 states will do the trick
Data professionals continue to be in high demand, including those skilled in artificial intelligence and machine learning. Indeed, salaries for machine learning engineers increased by nearly 30 percent in the past year, according to new salary data. So where are the highest-paying job markets at the mid-way point of 2019? According to Glassdoor and Payscale, these 15 states hold that distinction.
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1. California
Data scientist = $142,338

Data analyst = $90,562

Data engineer = $138,215

Machine learning engineer = $114,826
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2. Washington DC
Data scientist = $105,975

Data analyst = $73,015

Data engineer = $124,571

Machine learning engineer = $134,467
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3. New York
Data scientist = $115,815

Data analyst = $71,589

Data engineer =,$123,070

Machine learning engineer = $117,268
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4. Virginia
Data scientist = $98,216

Data analyst = $71,175

Data engineer = $97,059

Machine learning engineer = $123,744
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5. Washington
Data scientist = $117,345

Data analyst = $117,345

Data engineer = $116,591

Machine learning engineer = $150,430
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6. Texas
Data scientist = $101,208

Data analyst = $68,020

Data engineer = $88,383

Machine learning engineer = $120,645
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7. Massachusetts
Data scientist = $112,059

Data analyst = $70,529

Data engineer = $104,200

Machine learning engineer = $160,110
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8. Illinois
Data scientist = $106,135

Data analyst = $65,273

Data engineer = $103,113

Machine learning engineer = $129,958
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9. Maryland
Data scientist = $117,345

Data analyst = $67,377

Data engineer = $116,591

Machine learning engineer = $128,970
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10. Pennsylvania
Data scientist = $103,995

Data analyst = $63,977

Data engineer = $95,332

Machine learning engineer = $115,838
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11. North Carolina
Data scientist = $117,345

Data analyst = $67,377

Data engineer = $116,591

Machine learning engineer = $144,444
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12. Georgia
Data scientist = $98,202

Data analyst = $65,207

Data engineer = $92,190

Machine learning engineer = $69,707
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13. Colorado
Data scientist = $106,025

Data analyst = $67,091

Data engineer = $103,633

Machine learning engineer = $128,000
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14. New Jersey
Data scientist = $117,345

Data analyst = $67,377

Data engineer = $116,591

Machine learning engineer = $118,522
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15. Florida
Data scientist = $99,167

Data analyst = $67,377

Data engineer = $116,591

Machine learning engineer = $124,464