The following graph shows the breakdown of income (salary) by region, with number of respondents on the vertical axis (excluding students). (Note: the poll asks for income to include data miners who work for a company as well as self-employed).
As in the past year, data miners are most compensated in the US/Canada, with median income (excluding students) estimated around US $100-110,000. A similarly high income (although based only on a few respondents) was reported in the Australia/New Zealand/Japan region. Surprisingly, the median income for West European data miners was much lower - around $50,000.
Next by income are data miners from Asia (including China and India), followed by East Europe and Latin America. a number of respondents did not indicate their region and were grouped in the Other/Unknown.
However, Asia (including China and India) lead in the number of students who responded.
Data Miner Income (Salary) /Status by Region
|Region||student||< 30K||31 to 60K||61 to 90K||91 to 120K||> 120K||Total Count|
|Asia (including China, India)||8||4||4||0||1||1||10|
For comparison, here is 2005 KDnuggets Data Miners Income (Salary) by Region Poll.
We can see slight increase in reported income for US/Canada data miners, but not for West European data miners. There is not enough data for other regions to make a meaningful comparison.