Latest KDnuggets Poll asked:
The analysis was based on about 250 respondents, from which 78% worked for a company, 18% for a University, and about 4% were self-employed.
The average US salary was estimated as $113,000, up about 10% from 2010.
The European salaries also increased among KDnuggets respondents, to $78,000, 15% up from 2010.
Comparing with a similar KDnuggets 2010 data miner salary poll, we note that salary went up in US/Canada, W. Europe, Asia, and Latin American regions.
The following figure gives a salary breakdown by employer.
The self-employed salary is shown only for US/Canada - in other regions there were too few self-employed to draw inferences.
Here are full results of KDnuggets Poll: