The Global AI, ML, Data Science Salary Index for 2023 💰📊

See below our global salary index in 2023 for roles in the AI, ML, Data Science space based on internal data (survey submissions + jobs with open salaries). Salary data is in USD and recalculated at its average fx rate during the year for salaries entered in other currencies.

The data is processed and updated on a weekly basis so the rankings may change over time during the year. Want to play around with the dataset yourself? You can download the complete salary dataset here.

# Role Median Salary in 2023 n
1 Head of Data $ 236,290 28 Details
2 Deep Learning Engineer $ 216,890 10 Details
3 Computer Vision Engineer $ 210,000 21 Details
4 AI Architect $ 209,968 12 Details
5 Data Operations Engineer $ 192,700 8 Details
6 Applied Scientist $ 192,000 280 Details
7 Machine Learning Engineer $ 186,377 1068 Details
8 Data Infrastructure Engineer $ 184,500 12 Details
9 Research Scientist $ 181,100 286 Details
10 Data Lead $ 180,000 16 Details
11 Machine Learning Software Engineer $ 175,000 10 Details
12 Machine Learning Scientist $ 170,500 64 Details
13 Research Engineer $ 168,000 164 Details
14 AI Engineer $ 166,000 47 Details
15 Machine Learning Infrastructure Engineer $ 165,400 26 Details
16 Decision Scientist $ 162,500 38 Details
17 Data Scientist $ 160,000 1925 Details
18 Machine Learning Researcher $ 158,000 12 Details
19 Business Intelligence Engineer $ 156,400 164 Details
20 Data Architect $ 155,000 200 Details
21 Analytics Engineer $ 150,000 222 Details
22 NLP Engineer $ 150,000 13 Details
23 Data Product Manager $ 147,500 14 Details
24 Data Engineer $ 142,200 1853 Details
25 Data Analytics Manager $ 140,000 31 Details
26 Prompt Engineer $ 140,000 5 Details
27 MLOps Engineer $ 136,850 14 Details
28 BI Analyst $ 135,000 27 Details
29 Data Modeler $ 130,000 30 Details
30 AI Developer $ 124,000 17 Details
31 Business Intelligence Analyst $ 116,850 78 Details
32 Data Manager $ 115,500 135 Details
33 Business Intelligence Manager $ 115,000 6 Details
34 ETL Developer $ 113,000 10 Details
35 Business Intelligence Developer $ 110,300 20 Details
36 BI Developer $ 106,500 55 Details
37 Data Analyst $ 105,000 1266 Details
38 Data Analytics Lead $ 104,584 5 Details
39 Data Developer $ 97,500 10 Details
40 Data Visualization Specialist $ 94,800 10 Details
41 AI Scientist $ 90,919 10 Details
42 Data Strategist $ 90,500 20 Details
43 Data Integration Specialist $ 85,000 11 Details
44 Data Specialist $ 83,400 36 Details
45 Data Quality Analyst $ 81,000 20 Details
46 Research Analyst $ 80,000 57 Details
47 Data Operations Analyst $ 79,500 6 Details
48 Business Data Analyst $ 78,000 9 Details
49 AI Programmer $ 70,000 5 Details
50 BI Data Analyst $ 65,000 6 Details
51 Applied Data Scientist $ 64,781 5 Details
52 Insight Analyst $ 47,431 10 Details
53 AI Research Engineer $ 30,663 5 Details

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