The role of data scientist may be the ‘top job of the 21st Century,’ as it was hailed a few years ago, but salaries for these professionals don’t seemed to have quite reached the stratospheric heights some had predicted.
According to the compensation website payscale.com, as of April 29, 2018, nearly half of top data science, data analytics and machine learning jobs were earning under $100,000 nationally. To be fair, most of those jobs were close to that mark, however.
The highest salary awarded to this highly-skilled group of professionals was that of the principal data scientist, which earns $141,000. The site is quick to note that what an individual can actually expect to earn is largely determined by the region where they live, the industry in which they work, and the number of years of experience they possess.
That said, in descending order, 15 top data science and analytics roles are now earning the following paychecks, based on the average of the combined job ads on the site:
Principal data scientist, IT (based on 103 job ads) = $141,055
Senior software engineer (based on 101 job ads) = $134,370
Senior data scientist, IT (based on 166 job ads) = $129,651
Senior data scientist (based on 329 job ads) = $127,925
Lead data scientist, IT (based on 79 job ads) = $126,861
Machine learning engineer (based on 322 job ads) = $110,889
Lead software engineer (based on 1,877 job ads) = $108,669
Software engineer (based on 324 job ads) = $102,288
Data scientist (based on 2,781 job ads) = $98,656
Analytics manager (based on 1,132 job ads) = $92,357
Data scientist / engineer (based on 282 salaries) = $91,648
Data scientist, IT (based on 727 job ads) = $91,055
Data engineer (based on 456 job ads) = $90,286
Analytics consultant (based on 485 job ads) = $78,021
Data analyst (based on 9,562 job ads) = $57,675
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