…and adjusted by cost of living index
This graphic uses the average data scientist salary by state along with a state’s cost of living index in order to rank the best states to live in if you are earning a data scientist salary. Nationally, the average data scientist salary is $130,134 and the top 5 states included Kansas, Arizona, Illinois, Texas and Wisconsin. One more thing to remember - since data scientists are currently in high demand, many even find they can work remotely for a company.
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NOTE: There were a number of states that did not have enough data science salary data to include here. This includes Alabama, Alaska, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, Montana, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Dakota, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Vermont, Wyoming, and West Virginia.