California Data Science & Analytics Degree Salary

By Henry R. Steele - June 28, 2018
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The following article discusses the salary and career outlook for graduates with a MBA, Graduate or Undergraduate Data Analytics degree in California. Learn about the demand, salary outlook, top employers, job titles, as well as education options for campus and online Data Analytics degree programs for California graduates.

Data Analytics Snapshot

Avg US Salary

$131,696

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Avg California Salary

$146,079

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State vs National

Ranked 2nd

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Total Job Postings

6,582

Job Type

Full-Time

Min Education Level

Bachelor’s Degree

Recommended Degree

Masters or MBA

Most Common Degree

Data Analytics/Business Analytics

Most Common Experience Level

Mid Level

*Data based on job title of Data Scientist

California Data Analytics Demand

There is a healthy and growing demand for data scientists in California.

National Data Analytics Salary Outlook

The national average estimate for Data Scientist was $131,696. This number is estimated from over 18,908 salaries and job advertisements from Indeed.com. This equates to an hourly salary of $68.590 and monthly of $10,975.

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$46,000

$260,000

Salary Distribution

California Data Analytics Salaries by Career

The following Data Analytics career paths show the average salary derived from job postings in California.

Analytics Manager$123,050 Rank: 2nd
The average salary ranks 2nd among states in the country. This equates to an hourly salary of $64.090 and monthly of $10,254. There were job openings from employers like Apple, Amazon.com, Salesforce, and Facebook. Further, 91% of these employers were seeking Full-time workers. Others such as Temporary, Internship, Contract, Part-time, Commission were also available. Most jobs for Analytics Manager required an applicant to have Mid Level experience.

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$44,000

$240,000

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Business Analyst$81,606 Rank: 7th
The average salary ranks 7th among states in the country. This equates to an hourly salary of $42.500 and monthly of $6,801. There were job openings from employers like Northrop Grumman, Kaiser Permanente, City & County of San Francisco, and Capgemini. Further, 86% of these employers were seeking Full-time workers. Others such as Temporary, Part-time, Internship, Contract, Commission were also available. Most jobs for Business Analyst required an applicant to have Mid Level experience.

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$26,000

$167,000

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Business Intelligence Developer$95,856 Rank: 9th
The average salary ranks 9th among states in the country. This equates to an hourly salary of $49.930 and monthly of $7,988. There were job openings from employers like Looker, Trianz, Walmart eCommerce, and Tableau. Further, 86% of these employers were seeking Full-time workers. Others such as Contract, Part-time, Temporary, Internship, Commission were also available. Most jobs for Business Intelligence Developer required an applicant to have Mid Level experience.

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$31,000

$195,000

Salary Distribution
Business Intelligence Manager$119,002 Rank: 4th
The average salary ranks 4th among states in the country. This equates to an hourly salary of $61.980 and monthly of $9,917. There were job openings from employers like Visa, AllianceData, Epsilon, and Accountemps. Further, 89% of these employers were seeking Full-time workers. Others such as Contract, Internship, Commission, Part-time, Temporary were also available. Most jobs for Business Intelligence Manager required an applicant to have Mid Level experience.

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$45,000

$228,000

Salary Distribution
Business Process Analyst$72,729 Rank: 12th
The average salary ranks 12th among states in the country. This equates to an hourly salary of $37.880 and monthly of $6,061. There were job openings from employers like Oracle, City & County of San Francisco, Apple, and Kaiser Permanente. Further, 88% of these employers were seeking Full-time workers. Others such as Contract, Internship, Temporary, Part-time, Commission were also available. Most jobs for Business Process Analyst required an applicant to have Mid Level experience.

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$9.65

$84.60

Salary Distribution
Business Systems Analyst$97,658 Rank: 2nd
The average salary ranks 2nd among states in the country. This equates to an hourly salary of $50.860 and monthly of $8,138. There were job openings from employers like Northrop Grumman, Google, City & County of San Francisco, and California State University. Further, 86% of these employers were seeking Full-time workers. Others such as Contract, Commission, Internship, Temporary, Part-time were also available. Most jobs for Business Systems Analyst required an applicant to have Mid Level experience.

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$38,000

$184,000

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Data Analyst$55,814 Rank: 25th
The average salary ranks 25th among states in the country. This equates to an hourly salary of $29.070 and monthly of $4,651. There were job openings from employers like Northrop Grumman, California State University, Los Angeles County Department of Human Resources, and Teradata. Further, 83% of these employers were seeking Full-time workers. Others such as Commission, Part-time, Temporary, Contract, Internship were also available. Most jobs for Data Analyst required an applicant to have Mid Level experience.

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$7.25

$72.55

Salary Distribution
Data Engineer$143,453 Rank: 2nd
The average salary ranks 2nd among states in the country. This equates to an hourly salary of $74.720 and monthly of $11,954. There were job openings from employers like Apple, Google, Amazon.com, and Cisco. Further, 92% of these employers were seeking Full-time workers. Others such as Commission, Internship, Temporary, Part-time, Contract were also available. Most jobs for Data Engineer required an applicant to have Mid Level experience.

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$59,000

$264,000

Salary Distribution
Data Scientist$146,079 Rank: 2nd
The average salary ranks 2nd among states in the country. This equates to an hourly salary of $76.080 and monthly of $12,173. There were job openings from employers like Autodesk, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Bristol-Myers Squibb, and Facebook. Further, 93% of these employers were seeking Full-time workers. Others such as Internship, Part-time, Temporary, Contract, Commission were also available. Most jobs for Data Scientist required an applicant to have Mid Level experience.

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$56,000

$277,000

Salary Distribution
Data Specialist$38,764 Rank: 25th
The average salary ranks 25th among states in the country. This equates to an hourly salary of $20.190 and monthly of $3,230. There were job openings from employers like California State University, Google, Kaiser Permanente, and Center for Social Dynamics. Further, 81% of these employers were seeking Full-time workers. Others such as Part-time, Contract, Internship, Temporary, Commission were also available. Most jobs for Data Specialist required an applicant to have Mid Level experience.

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$7.25

$46.05

Salary Distribution
Database Administrator$90,890 Rank: 5th
The average salary ranks 5th among states in the country. This equates to an hourly salary of $47.340 and monthly of $7,574. There were job openings from employers like California State University, University of California Los Angeles, Amazon.com, and UCLA Health. Further, 79% of these employers were seeking Full-time workers. Others such as Commission, Temporary, Contract, Internship, Part-time were also available. Most jobs for Database Administrator required an applicant to have Mid Level experience.

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$30,000

$184,000

Salary Distribution
Marketing Analyst$62,584 Rank: 9th
The average salary ranks 9th among states in the country. This equates to an hourly salary of $32.600 and monthly of $5,215. There were job openings from employers like Google, Oracle, Apple, and Akraya Inc.. Further, 88% of these employers were seeking Full-time workers. Others such as Temporary, Commission, Internship, Part-time, Contract were also available. Most jobs for Marketing Analyst required an applicant to have Mid Level experience.

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$16,000

$138,000

Salary Distribution
Statistician$87,945 Rank: 9th
The average salary ranks 9th among states in the country. This equates to an hourly salary of $45.800 and monthly of $7,329. There were job openings from employers like Stanford University, Public Health Institute, UCLA Health, and Jazz Pharmaceuticals. Further, 90% of these employers were seeking Full-time workers. Others such as Part-time, Internship, Contract, Temporary, Commission were also available. Most jobs for Statistician required an applicant to have Mid Level experience.

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$25,000

$189,000

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Database Administrator$90,890 Rank: 5th
The average salary ranks 5th among states in the country. This equates to an hourly salary of $47.340 and monthly of $7,574. There were job openings from employers like California State University, UCLA, Amazon.com, and UCLA Health. Further, 79% of these employers were seeking Full-time workers. Others such as Commission, Temporary, Contract, Internship, Part-time were also available. Most jobs for Database Administrator required an applicant to have Mid Level experience.

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$30,000

$184,000

Salary Distribution

Best Cities for Data Analytics in California

The following list of California cities show the largest number of job postings for Data Analytics careers:

City # of Employers Average Salary
San Francisco 782 $152,739
Culver City 268 $149,001
San Jose 231 $145,350
Sherman Oaks 187 $132,732
Los Angeles 167 $147,539
Mountain View 134 $155,339
Palo Alto 118 $156,054
Marina del Rey 116 $172,036
San Diego 114 $115,604
San Mateo 101 $162,564
Redwood City 90 $163,009
Santa Clara 86 $146,799
Sunnyvale 80 $149,033
Santa Monica 72 $135,030
San Ramon 68 $154,310

Top California Employers for Data Analytics

The following list analyzes the top employers in California hiring students and professionals in the data analytics, business analytics and analyst fields:

Employer Name Average Salary

California Campus-Based Data Analytics Degrees

The following campus-based colleges offer data analytics degrees for California students:

The University of Southern California offers a Master of Science in Data Science that provides students with a background in computer science and highly specialized statistical, algorithmic and systems expertise, so you are skilled in acquiring, storing, accessing and analyzing and visualizing real time and heterogeneous data in business, including such industries as environment, health, media, medicine and transportation.

Required courses in the master of science program at USC include:

  • Analysis of Algorithms
  • Database Systems
  • Foundations of Artificial Intelligence
  • Information Integration on the Web
  • Database Systems Interoperability
  • Geospatial Information Management
  • High Performance Computing and Simulation
  • Advanced Topics in Database Systems
  • Foundations in Data Management
  • Machine Learning
  • Probabilistic Reasoning
  • Advanced Big Data Analytics
  • Foundations and Applications of Data Mining
  • Theory and Computational Methods for Optimization
  • Applied Matrix Analysis

If you are seeking a bachelor’s degree, you also can earn a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science with a specialization in data science. Graduates will be able to apply the analytical and computational approaches of computer science and data science to whatever their professions are. A related degree is a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering and Computer Science that also has courses in data and business analytics.

Disclaimer: All salary numbers and figures are will vary depending on several factors such as level of education, college/university attended, amount of experience, industry, company size and location.

Sources: Sources for the above salary, employer and jobs data was aggregated through Indeed.com and BLS.gov

Henry R. Steele
Henry R. Steele
Managing Editor
Henry is Managing Editor of BusinessStudent.com. He is a seasoned business professional who regularly consults with local business's throughout Southern California. Henry pursued his undergrad in Business and Economics at the University of San Diego and gained valuable life changing experience through a unique internship upon graduation.Follow on Twitter.com

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