<strong>Data Science</strong> Developer Hourly Rate

Data Science Developer Hourly Rate

Benchmark your hourly rate with data from Toptal's global network of top freelance talent.

The average hourly rate for a Data Science developer is $40-75 per hour.

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Our Range

The hourly rate range reflected in this tool is based on the amounts most freelancers with this skill might earn in the 25th to 75th percentile. This tool also reflects expected rates in the top 10% and bottom 10% as starting and ending values. Several factors can influence your expected rate, including location, experience and competency in the particular skill, track record of success, and complimentary soft skills such as clear communication and leadership ability.

Our Data

The calculator sources information from our large database of vetted freelancers. Data is regularly updated and excludes hourly rates that deviate substantially from the norm.

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Freelancing as a Data Scientist

Data Science uses statistical and scientific methods, processes, algorithms, and systems to extract insights from structured and unstructured data. A data scientist produces value out of data, proactively fetching information from various sources and analyzing it for a better understanding about how a business performs. Data scientists applying data mining techniques and statistical analysis to build high quality prediction systems and AI tools that can automate certain processes within a company. Data scientists create various machine learning-based tools or processes, such as recommendation engines or automated lead scoring systems, and are skilled at performing statistical analysis.

Freelance data scientists around the world can earn a salary between $40-75 per hour. As the market evolves and demand for data science jobs increases, the data science contractor hourly rate is likely to increase as well. Differences in freelance data scientist rates are calculated based on engagement types, such as part-time or full-time, and location, such as on-site or remote.

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How the Calculator Works

Toptal is the largest fully remote network of high-skilled freelancers in the world. We created this tool using our large, comprehensive database of vetted freelancers. Data is regularly updated and excludes hourly rates that fall in the 1-10th percentile and in the 90-100th percentile to remove outliers.

The Freelance Calculator empowers you to see how much you could earn as a freelancer, including what your hourly rate would need to be to match your current or desired salary based on the number of hours you work per week.

Calculations of weekly, monthly, and yearly salaries are determined by a one week unit of measure: hours per week multiplied by hourly rate. By default, values are 40 hours per week and the 25th percentile hourly rate. Monthly salaries are calculated as the summation of 4 weekly salaries, and yearly salaries are calculated as the summation of 52 weekly salaries.

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