The Burtch Works Study
Data Science Salary Study
One thing is for sure, data scientists are continuing to make more of an impact in an increasing number of industries across the country. These “four-leaf clovers” of the analytics world are the subject of their own Burtch Works Study, having been strategically excluded from the Predictive Analytics Salary Study due to their unique talents, demographics, and salary bands.
This extensive report contains salary and demographic information that is the first of its kind, with complete salary data across regions, industries, job levels and more. Featured in Forbes, and highly anticipated throughout the industry, this groundbreaking follow-up report was released in April 2016 and is available for free download.
Data Science Salaries Leveling off, with Highest Increase for Junior Data Scientists
data science salaries appear to be leveling off, with most career levels experiencing a marginal increase in median base salary over last year. The largest increase, 7%, was seen amongst early career data scientists. Continue reading to learn more about how salaries have changed since last year’s report.
Early-Career Data Scientists: Increase in Master’s Degrees & Decrease in Ph.D.’s as Educational Backgrounds Diversify
59% of early-career data scientists’ highest degree was a Master’s, a significant increase from 48% in 2015. This increase was accompanied by a decrease in Ph.D.s, which suggests that educational backgrounds are diversifying. Click here to learn more about how education affects salaries.
Majority of Data Scientists are Employed on the Coasts, Earn Higher Salaries than Middle US
43% of data scientists are employed on the West Coast, and 28% are employed in the Northeast, and in nearly all job categories data scientists on the coasts earn higher salaries than the Middle US. Continue reading to learn more about how region affects data scientist salaries.
Sharp Increase in Citizens/Decrease in Foreign-Born Professionals Amongst Early-Career Data Scientists
57% of early-career data scientists are US citizens, compared to 47% last year. STEM fields typically have many foreign-born professionals, but this data suggests that American-born students are starting to increasingly gravitate towards this in-demand career. Continue reading to learn more about the residency status of data scientists.
Data Scientists Continue to Earn More than Other Predictive Analytics Professionals
Individual contributor data scientists, who work with unstructured data, can earn 22% to 39% more than traditional predictive analytics professionals who work with structured data. The difference is less pronounced for data scientist managers, but they can still earn 2% to 12% more than predictive analytics managers. Click here, to learn more about how data science salaries compare to those of other predictive analytics professionals..
Predictive Analytics Salary Study
Over the past few years, the need for predictive analytics professionals has grown exponentially. But who are predictive analytics professionals? Where do they live? How are they educated? What do they earn?
Burtch Works set out to find the answers to these questions and many more, with a landmark study dedicated entirely to those working in business analytics. The first report in 2013 used salary and demographics information from a sample of 2,845 predictive analytics professionals, and is the first of its kind, with updates released in 2014, 2015, and 2016.
Download the latest version, with updated salary and demographics, for free.
2016 Report Shows Predictive Analytics Salaries Leveling Off
Compared to years past, the salary trend in predictive analytics this past year shows salaries relatively leveling off, with single digit changes at all levels. See current salaries for every career level here.
Increase in Citizens/Decrease in Foreign-Born Among Junior Level Predictive Analytics Pros
Similar to the results of our data science salary study earlier this year, among predictive analytics pros that manage structured data there was an increase in the percentage of citizens – from 42% of our 2015 sample to 51% in 2016. See how residency status percentages shift as job level increases, and how salaries vary by job level here.
Pay Gap in Predictive Analytics Decreases, Women Within 95% of Men at All Career Levels
Over the past four years there has been a small but consistent gender pay gap amongst the analytics professionals we’ve collected data on. However, this year, for the first time, women’s salaries are within 95% of men’s salaries at all job levels, and, at two job levels, are at 100% or above. See the gender distribution and pay gap by career level here.
Financial Services + Marketing/Advertising Continue to Employ Many Predictive Analytics Pros
Similar to previous years, financial services and marketing & advertising firms continue to be the largest employers of predictive analytics professionals, together accounting for 52% of analytics pros. Salaries can vary significantly by industry. See how the industry distribution and salaries for every industry here.
Predictive Analytics Pros Earn Highest Salaries on West Coast & in Northeast
Predictive analytics salaries tend to be highest for professionals on the West Coast and in the Northeast. However, the differential is usually not enough to account for the higher cost of living, especially on the West Coast. See how salaries vary by region here.
Marketing Research Salary Study
Hot on the heels of The Burtch Works Study for Predictive Analytics professionals, our Marketing Research team released their own study on the demographics and salary information for Marketing Research professionals. The original report was released in October 2013, with a updates published in 2014, 2015, and 2016. The 2016 report examines salary and demographic data collected in the year following the data collection for the 2015 report, and shows salary information, separates client- from supplier-side talent and gives detailed demographics with educational backgrounds, location, job levels and more. All of the reports are available for free download.
Marketing Research Salaries Appear to be Stabilizing
Our latest salary report found that marketing research salaries are stabilizing, with only slight salary changes or consistency at most levels on both the client and supplier sides. See salary changes for all career levels here.
Marketing Researchers with MBAs Tend to Earn More
Average & Median Years’ Experience for Marketing Researchers Decreases, Gender Skews Female
In our newest marketing research salary report, we found that the median and mean years of experience of marketing researchers decreased from 2015, and that 56% of researchers are female, while 44% are male. Find out more about these demographic insights here.
Regardless of CPG’s Low-Growth Industry Status, CPG Marketing Research Salaries Remain High
Even though many CPG companies have experienced low-to-no growth in recent years, the industry continues to pay its researchers well. The tech industry is not far behind CPG, with increasing salaries for insights professionals. Learn more here.
Marketing Research Salaries on Coasts Still Higher, but Don’t Offset Higher Cost of Living
Marketing Research salaries in the Northeast and West Coast continue to be higher than Middle U.S. regions, according to our latest report. See salaries in every region here.