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. (Click on the company for more info.)
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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
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