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Annual Income/Salary for Analytics, Data Mining, Data Science Professionals Poll


 
  

Here are the raw results of KDnuggets Annual Salary/Income and Analytics/Data Science poll results (preliminary), based on 388 votes.

Linear regression finds this formula for Estimated Salary/Income =

     54.6 * reg2=usca,aunz +
     23.6 * Employer=Company/Industry +
     68.3 * Employer=Self +
     32 * Role=Researcher,Data Scientist,other +
     79 * Role=Manager +
     14.1
which suggest that higher-paying segments are in US/CA and AU/NZ, Industry and especially Self-employed data scientists, and Managers.
Note: We estimated the salary using a mid-point for each range, $20K for under $30K bin, and $250K for over $180K bin.

Table 1: Avg. Salary/Income by Employer type
here bar height corresponds to number of people, bar width to salary.

Employer typeSalary/Income
Self (12)  $141K
Company (303)  $107K
Government/Non-profit (21)  $90K
Academic/University (34)  $70K
Student (4)  $24K

Table 2: Avg. Salary/Income by Analytic Role
bar height corresponds to number of people, bar width to salary.

Analytic RoleSalary
Manage teams which analyze data (60)  $158K
other role (16)  $116K
Data Scientist/Data Miner - analyze data yourself (206)  $101K
Academic Researcher (23)  $75K
Data Analyst/Business Analyst (support data analysis) (62)  $72K
Student (21)  $26K


The results of this poll are not directly comparable with 2014 Salary/Income for Analytics, Data Mining, Data Science poll because of much higher participation this year and different composition of voters. However, we note highrr salaries in the US for both industry and academic data scientists. We also see lower salaries in Europe and Asia for industry - however this is probably die to higher participation from those regions in 2015, which drew more people with lower salaries/incomes.

Table 3: Avg. Salary/Income by Region and Employer Type
bar height corresponds to number of people, bar width to salary.

RegionEmployer TypeSalary or Income
US/Canada (221) Company/Self $131K
  Academic, Government $103K
Australia/NZ (7)Company/Self  $172K
 Academic, Government  $60K
W. Europe (78)Company/Self  $82K
 Academic, Government  $54K
E. Europe (23)Company/Self  $34K
 Academic, Government  $24K
Africa/Midlle East (7)Company/Self  $62K
 Academic, Government  $105K
Latin America (12)Company/Self  $59K
 Academic, Government  $58K
Asia (22)Company/Self  $47K
 Academic, Government  $59K

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