Data science continues to be one of the hottest areas for IT employment in the U.S., but the type of data job you pursue and the area in which you live have a huge impact on your earning potential. Job board Indeed.com recently took an in-depth look at the differences between data analysts and data scientists, and the results were enlightening for anyone considering or pursuing a career in data analysis.
Overall, the average data scientist earns $121,189, while the average data analyst makes $65,364. That’s a whopping 86% increase for the data scientist. Not surprisingly, those high data scientist salaries are attracting more job seekers than for data analyst jobs. Indeed.com saw an 8% increase in people searching for data science jobs between 2017 and 2019, but the number of people looking for data analyst jobs decreased by about 8%.
Author: Cynthia Harvey