Data scientist earnings by seniority

90th percentile

Top-level data scientist earnings begin at:

$86.85 per hour

$180,644 per year

75th percentile

Senior-level data scientist earnings begin at:

$58.39 per hour

$121,446 per year

50th percentile

Mid-level data scientist earnings begin at:

$42.27 per hour

$87,913 per year

25th percentile

Junior-level data scientist earnings begin at:

$35.30 per hour

$73,423 per year

10th percentile

Starting level data scientist earnings begin at:

$32.69 per hour

$67,997 per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

How do data scientist salaries compare to similar careers?

Data scientists earn about the same as related careers in the United States. On average, they make less than solution architects but more than mathematicians.

Career Median Salary
Solution architect salary $100K
Computer and information research scientist salary $118K
Data scientist salary $88K
Computer hardware engineer salary $115K
Network architect salary $109K
Information security analyst salary $98K
Mathematician salary $102K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)