Data Scientists Salary Survey: US, Canada, Australia lead
Data Scientists Salary Survey shows that industry data scientists are in a sweet spot, especially in US, Canada, and Australia, with average salary $135K. European and Asian data scientists salaries are significantly lower.
Previous KDnuggets Poll asked:
What is your Annual Salary/Income (in USD),
and Analytics/Data Science role?
2014 results show that data scientists are in a sweet spot, especially in US, Canada, and Australia. European and Asian data scientists earn significantly less.
From 230 respondents, about 61% were from US/Canada, and 24% from Europe.
|Analytic Role||Salary or Income|
|Manage teams which analyze data (18%)|
|Data Scientist/Data Miner (47%)|
|Data Analyst/Business Analyst (support data analysis) (22%)|
|other role (6.5%)|
|Academic Researcher (4.3%)|
A regional breakdown shows that Data Science Managers in the US/Canada earn average salary around $165K, about 22% higher than Data Scientists ($135K), who earn almost twice as much as data analysts ($76K). Data shows the regions with at least 10 respondents.
Employer type also plays an important role - overall, people in the industry earned $113K, almost 50% more than $75K for academic/government employees.
Here is a more detailed breakdown by Role and Employer type (students excluded).
Finally, the chart below shows a breakdown by Region, Role, and Employment. European and Asian salaries are lagging behind the US, Canadian, and Australian ones for similar positions.
Here are more details for KDnuggets 2014 Analytics/Data Science Salary Poll.
and the results of past polls:
- 2013 KDnuggets Poll: Salary/Income of Analytics/Data Mining/Data Science professionals
- 2012 KDnuggets Poll: Analytics/Data Mining Annual Salary or Income
- 2011 Analytics/Data Mining Income/Salary by Region