Ojinnaka, Founder/CEO of ChalkRow in an article on Tech Cocktail clarifies the evolution of the Data Scientist’s role in the big data economy.
“While big data and data science is a little ahead in the US, it’s largely developmental in Europe. Salaries shed some insight. KD Nuggets ran a poll in 2014 that shed light on salaries. The average data scientist’s salary in the US according to the survey is $137K. In Europe, it’s $78K. While there were limitations in the data, (only 20% response rate in Europe), what was interesting in the data is the lift in salary between the data analyst and the data scientist. Its a 77% jump for the title change in the US while in Europe its 22%.”
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