The Covid-19 pandemic has not negatively affected the salaries or job availability of data scientists, a survey by executive recruitment firm Burtch Works found. "The fact that 45% of organizations are keeping analytics front and center could be part of the reason why layoffs and furloughs are still the exception for analytics teams," the researchers say.
Surveyed in July, 7.6% of respondents said their team had increased hiring due to the pandemic. Median base salaries for data scientists as individual contributors range from $95,500 at level 1 to $165,000 at level 3, while managers' median base salaries range from $150,750 at level 1 to $250,000 at level 3.
Compared to 2019, median base salaries this year have either held steady or climbed moderately at most levels, driven by demand.
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