(Last Updated On: February 13, 2020)
A data scientist is a new breed of analytical data experts who have the technical skills to solve complex problems. The possess the skills of a mathematician, computer scientist and trend spotter. Most began as statisticians or data analysts but as big data started to grow and evolve a new niche was curved out. There was need to translate all the data being produced into different ways to turn a profit. Tech companies such as Pinterest, Facebook, Uber, Google, Amazon etc are among the highest paying in the industry. In terms of countries with the highest paid data scientists, here is a list:
1. United States
Salary – $165,000
At entry level, the median base salaries start at $95,000 and once one gets over 9 years of experience it rises to $165,000. Those who are able to get managerial position get paid between $145,000 – $250,000 annually.
Salary – $133,000
During the early years of their careers, a Swiss data scientists get paid an average salary of CHF 113,500 and once they attain a senior level it rises to an average of CHF 130,000 a year. Chief data scientists can make an average of CHF 148,000 a year.
3. United Kingdom
Salary – $118,000
A data scientist with limited experience can expect to make an average of £61,000 and once they attain over 10 years of experience they can make an average of £90,000 annually.
Salary – $114,000
After the rise of the digital economy, Australian data scientists salaries rose to an average of AU$170,000 with some businesses offering over AU$200,000 annually.
Salary – $108,300
Data scientist in Israel make an average of 31,000 NIS per month which translates to 372,000 NIS annually.
Salary – $104,000
Norwegian data scientists based in Oslo make an average of 965,000 NOK annually
According to data gathered by Stack Overflow, data scientists salaries range from CA$69,000 – CA$120,000 annually based on level of experience.
Salary – $87,000
A data scientist based in Brussels should expect to be paid between €50,000 – €80,000 annually depending on various factors.
Salary – $85,000
At the start of their careers, a Dutch data scientist can expect to make €64,000 a year and this rises to €78,300 a year once they attain over 10 years of work experience.
Salary – $84,000
German data scientist are paid an average of €71,000 a year during the early years of their career and this rises to €77,108 a year during the later years.