Data Scientist Salary | How to get a Data Scientist job

So I will always suggest people, the first
company when they’re looking for the data scientist job, They should look the domain
that he was working on their own domain and then you can pitch yourself as a candidate
that no one else has. Another thing, I always say that if you can
get a project in your company itself a smooth transition for you. Hi guys. My name is Neeraj Agrawal. I’m working as a senior data scientist at
Walmart. In my daily life, daily job, I work to build
some recommender system for Walmart e-commerce site So in today’s video, I’m going to talk about
What is data science? What is a data scientist? And then how to get a good job in a great
company? And finally I’m going to talk about What
is data science salary? How much a data scientist can earn? So, what is data science? In a layman term, something to learn from
data is data science. A guy who learns from data can learn from
data is a data scientist. What data science comprises of? I think that you need a mathematics background. You should be a good statistician. You should have a good knowledge of statistics. You should be good at machine learning. You can build good models that can learn from
the data and a guy who can do everything is a data scientist. In my definition, a palmist who looks at your
hand and tells your future by seeing the lines on your hand then he is also a data scientist. So, basically, someone who can learn from
any type of data that can be image data, text data or any pictorial data that is a data
scientist. So, in data science, a lot of companies hire
with different designations. Some people call it a data scientist, somebody
will call it a machine learning engineer, others call it a data analyst. More or less these designations are the same. There’s a slight difference in all the job
roles. Other than that, taking data science space
as a whole. We have deep learning experts, in deep learning
also we have experts in NLP(Natural Language Processing) and we have experts in computer
vision. So when we look for a data scientist, it depends
mostly on the job profile that they’re looking for. But as a bare minimum company always looks
that one should have good programming skills. It can be in python, it can be java or any
other language and you should be good at making algorithms. Companies also look for someone who has a
good mathematical background, you can understand papers. If somebody gave you a research paper to read
can you read those papers. So that’s the reason we need a person who
knows a little bit of probability and statistics. And finally, he should be knowing the basics
of machine learning algorithms. We don’t need experts in machine learning
algorithms just someone who can understand how these machine learning algorithms are
working. So, basically, a person who loves to think, who doesn’t want spoon-feeding then the data scientist is for him or her because there
you have to think, you have to have data and you have to figure it out your own way that
how can they get information out from the data using the algorithms or using the explanatory
analysis. so, this is all about data science. So, now we have an idea of data science, we
have an idea on what other job roles we have in data science. The question is how to apply for the data
scientists’ job? And most of the people who want to transition
from their own field to the data science field. If somebody is starting from scratch as a
fresher he can directly get in since the company can recruit him on-campus or off-campus. Now if you are transiting from one field to
another field the issue comes why a company would hire you. What you have additional to offer that others
don’t have. Then, you have to bring out your domain expertise
in your field and your data science knowledge. So when I started my career I was an electrical
engineer, I loved Electric Engineering and I started learning data science and I went
into a Data Scientist role, what I told various companies that since I am having expertise
in my field and I also have expertise of data science which I can apply together that others
can not do. So, I will always suggest people that the
first company when they’re looking for the data scientist job, one should look at the
domain that he/she is working on so that you can pitch yourself as a candidate that you
have the expertise that no one else has. Another thing, I always say that if you can
get a project in your company itself then it can help you in a smooth transition. For instance, if you are not getting a project
in your company then you have to build your programming skills very strong, you have to
work on some of the projects like Kaggle competition or maybe as a part of some courses and then
you can bring your potential on the table and companies will love you Finally, while
hiring for a data scientist we just look how quickly one can grasp thing whether he is
experienced or not because finally, data science is not about applying those models. It’s more about whether you have a valid experience. Can you understand; you see the data and you
can figure out that this data has this issue and that comes with experience when you do
a lot of projects. So, always try to complete as many projects
as you can and that will help you to get a good job in a data science company. Finally, let’s talk about the data scientists’
salaries. This is a hot topic for today and one thing
that I have observed, people are moving into this field because of salary. So, there are three categories of people,
the first one is who is starting from scratch. I mean they are fresher’s or having 0-5
years of experience or some who have like 5 years of experience in other fields and
then they want to move to the data science field. Some people who have great domain expertise
in their field like they have 10 years of experience and then they are thinking of doing
something in the data science space. It’s always good to enter into this field
as early as possible because definitely you will have to compete with the person who is
data scientist for 10 years and you have domain expertise of 10 years in your field then you
have a 2 years of experience in a data science field and to match that salary it will be
little tough but also data scientist salary depends on other factors like which companies
you are targeting like there are some big companies big names are there are some startups
and also some mid-range companies are there So based on company you are targeting your
salary will depends on that, so you cannot say that you have 5 years of experience so
I should get a certain amount of salary but as a whole if you are a fresher or someone
with 2-3 year of experience then you can expect in the range from 10-20 LPA or something like
that and if you are really a bright guy and you are really working on data structures
algorithms and all the things I am talking about you can expect little more and if you
have 5-10 year experience it means you are a gem, so you can expect in the range of 30-40
LPA and more than that and I am talking about 5-10 years experience in data science field
if you have experience in your field and then 2-3 years of experience in the data science
space then it won’t be 8 years experience in the data science space. You can expect something compared to someone
who is having 4-5 years of experience in data science. And if you have domain expertise in 10 years
then you have to build your profile differently and you have to bring something new to the
table and if you can do that, then definitely you can earn in a huge amount. So now we know about salary in general range
but it also depends on which location the company is hiring you for. I have seen Bangalore have a good opportunity,
a lot of companies, and startups are there so you can expect a good number because of
the competition also you get a good amount of salary better than Pune and Chennai. Mumbai also has a better salary, the only
issue is there are fewer companies. In Hyderabad, there is Microsoft and Google
so these companies give a good amount of salary but again Hyderabad has a fewer company. Gurgaon offers same as Bangalore so it just
depends on, I mean basically, salary also depends on other factors for example if you
are a fresher, 0-5 years of experience the company looks if you have a basic understanding
of things and you can work with the help of a mentor and you can do the project. If you have experience 5-10 years than company
looks that can you do the project on your own and also whatever the experience you have
can you give experience to other colleagues so they can learn from you and when you have
experience of 10 years than the companies assume that you have to lead the whole project
and guide your junior and help others in order to bring to that pace where you are. So, if you have all these characteristics
and your experience lies in this range then you can expect a good amount of salary. So, guys data science is just not about you
have to apply on projects, you can also apply in daily life on whatever you love and you
can tackle things and you can solve problems using data science. For example, when I was in a gym we usually
have issues with the trainer, either we don’t get a trainer or they are very costly trainers. So, we started wondering if we can create
a virtual trainer. A camera that can read my posture and based
on that posture it can tell me whether I am doing correct exercise or not which is a very
interesting project. Similarly like if you go to online sites and
browse, what the problem you are facing while doing online shopping is that we cannot try
the clothes on, so I also thought if I can use data science and solve that problem? So, don’t wait to get a project from a company
or some other courses, try to think and make it a hobby to use data science to solve any
problem. I am telling you that data science has solved
lots of problems and lot of interesting problem like you can color black and white images,
you can make the old image to new image so try to do those examples and when you will
see the wonders of the data science space, you will be interested and then you will see
companies will hire you by seeing your Git-hub profile which has all these projects. People give you advice to always study. If I go back and try to tell myself, I will
say don’t study much. So, what I want personally is that people
should enjoy more, you can learn as a part of enjoyment because when I was young I didn’t
play much, I didn’t play any games and sports and all of these things I wanted to do a lot. So, I am telling you if people are saying
study all the time don’t do that, play, enjoy and everything will get along and you
will be a great data scientist and a great person in life. Finally, I just want to give some advice,
since we interview a lot of people and what I find that people are just coming into data
science because they have heard so much about data science. If a person wants to get in the data science
field, he should be interested in it, he would want to explore the field, he should love
it. You should not move into data science because
of the salary or what you have heard around. When I started my career I never changed my
company or job just because of salary. It was mostly because of the project I wanted
to do and also I want to enjoy my work. So, what I have seen is during interviews
people come and they just try to fake things that I have done various things etc. It’s always good when you are appearing
for an interview for data science if you don’t know things you can directly tell because
we are not looking for a perfect person but looking for a person who can learn and who
has good interest in the data science field. So, my final advice is to go into data science
because you love data science, don’t enter in the data science space because you want
more salary.


  1. Hi..
    I completed my full stack data science … program but I am unable to get a job in data analytics due to experience I am a fresher I don't have any domine experience…can any one give suggestion to me….

  2. How to get understanding of research papers, please suggest
    I am working as a data analyst since last 1 year, having bit Experienced with ML models and python

  3. @ neeraj..I have 1 year of experience in digital analytics ( in adobe analytics and Excel ) will this course help me get through the basics of data science skills, what is the duration it will take to do so and where exactly do I need to focus as I am in analytics already

  4. Hello sir, I am doing MCA course and I am in 1 St year. I am interested in data science and I want to do internship in data science .
    How will I get the internship?

  5. I am mechanical engineer preparing for government job from last 3.5 year but I want to move to computer science field how I can become data scientist

  6. Hi,
    Regarding salaries according to three categories you mentioned,
    Wat will be the market standard, it's not given clearly in video, could you please give reply with your answer.

  7. When he says 10 to 20 as salary, doesnt it mean Indian currency or us dollar? Is it 10k or what? And is it yearly salary? I dont get nothing from 10 to 20.

  8. Thanks for this Information, I just wanna ask that, I've graduated( this year and have worked as accountant, but want to get into data science,
    In order to learn data structures and programming stuff, should i also go for MCA or any other CS degree or my degree is just enough ? Plz help.

  9. Hi,
    Please send me sample CV who had transit from other field to data science so that I can prepare for me. I am having 6 years of experience of other field.

  10. Hi.. Actually I am really interested to build my career in Data Science. But I am confused about that shall I take any course for that or not. Because I had started my preparation by watching YouTube videos on Data Science. But it's not giving me proper idea. So can you please guide me.

  11. I am from class 12 cbse pcm and i can clear statistics question because i have the capability for fast calculation and i have also take information practice having python and mysql has the main chapters and become the third topper of my school

    But i am now confused which type of college and what course should i opt to become a data scientist

    Seriously plzzzzzzzzzz help me
    #data science❣️❣️❣️

  12. what is your feeling on age going into data science, ive been in healthcare for 20 plus years. i am currently learning python 3 and plan on taking a spring board prep course to brush up on my statistics and prepare to take the entrance exam. then take the boot camp. just looking for feed back relating to being older (50) i hold a number of advanced degrees. I love to learn and i think i would fit into a data science role, maybe even progress to machine learning.

  13. Hi Bro , currently i am working as Data Base( Oracle/ MS SQL )Developer ,i want move to Data Science . will it help to my career.basically i am from electronics and communication background

  14. data science have no future its like networking android developing field aftee 2 years everything will changed very low profile job

  15. Bro…
    Im dng computer science now…and i wanted to do ms in data science…and also very interest to do ms….in europe

    Is it worthfull….bro?

  16. Hi sir
    Present i am working on digital marketing and i am interest for Data science learning but i have problem that is i came from non technical background sir. Can i enroll for this course.
    sir please suggest me.

  17. Sir, I have done 3 year diploma from BTE delhi technical board of education , after 12 in science. I have 9 years experience in Unix/Solaris linux server OS administration in IT company TCS. Is there a challenge for me to move to data science.

  18. Sir please discuss the right way to get hired in Data Science field for Freshers because all the companies demands at least 2 year of experience . So is there any way please specify some companies name and some guidelines . I am very keen to get hired

  19. He give WRONG analyses of salary of data scientist.
    He said that for fresher's salary about 10-20 k.
    It means that labour salary may be equal to data scientist's salary .😡

  20. Hi sir iam an BE-CSE student and this is my final year sir.I want to learn DATASCIENCE but still now i DON'T know where to start my course whether i should learn it in classroom or online course.??..And please guide me some suggestions.And i DON'T know whether the certificate like ibm for Datascience or anyother course certificate which would lead to give carrier growth for the student like me??

  21. Hi I have done msc maths n I want to make my career in data science can u plz suggest how I can enter into this career. Should I learn this from any institute or recognized degree is important. All in all I want to know that from where I should start this caree

  22. My son studying B.C.A (DATA SCIENCE). He wants to study P.G in data science. Which are best institute to study P.G in Data Science and how get aemission ?

  23. Sir, i have 1 year experience in automation testing i am looking for ms in data science can you please suggest.Also tell me what are career prospects.

  24. Sir, I'm a class 12th student with physics maths chemistry as my subjects what should I pursue as my graduation for becoming a data scientist?? Plzz reply

  25. Hello sir this is Sonia….plzz reply……….. I m presently a mother of two year grow up …. done my in ECE….. gap of 10 year after studies. Can I start my career again in data science …. Any good online source to learn n start….

  26. Hi Neeraj, Can u take a practical session on how to code a research paper using python.
    I am sure in walmart labs u must be working on coding research paper for some problems.

  27. Doesn't matter what is your qualifications, in the starting you will get 10k to 15k in India. People have to do, because there is no option.

  28. Iam a B E computer science graduate but currently working as technical support, but I know python and machine learning basics, will a course or certification on machine learning and data science help me transition into this field? (iam still fresher and my final year project was a char bot based on machine learning algorithms)

  29. Sir I’m from eee branch . Now I’m in 4th year . After btech I want to do ms ? Which courses I should select? It should have future scope and on that course. Job should be plenty? Can u suggest some courses sir ?

  30. Helo Sir
    I have done bsc statistics and completed data science course and one capstone project is msc statistics is sufficient to take a job?

  31. Sir I'm doing bsc (computer science),and planning for msc in computer science as well. My goal is to become a data science?
    So,can I become data scientist with this background?????
    I'm confused sir

  32. I am currently pursuing Chartered Accountancy and i am interested in Data science. I am taking some course for python from udemy.Can you please suggest me whether I am going in right path toward becoming data scientist and further please guide me about scope of CA in this field?
    Thank you 🙏

  33. Hello sir.. My hightest qualification is sybscit and these year i will be clearing my ty. My Ty i was supposed to be cleared in 2016.. but due to some reasons I haven't cleared it.. But now i want to start my career again.. and i am finding data scientist will help me out for it.. so there one doubt in my mind.. these 4 years gap of education will affect my career after completion of data scientist course..?
    Should I go for these course?
    Will i get job in these field?

  34. Hi sir I have completed bcom computer's so I have really intrested to learn datascience course what should I do it is correct or wrong way pl suggest on this .

  35. How can I be data scientist if I don't have degree but have required skills

  36. Nice video , good explanation on how to become data scientist , videos like this can boost our confidence.
    Thanks for uploading

  37. hi sir I completed BSC in cbz(botany zoology and chemistry) mathematics from 10 th standard sir..can I do data science brother told me about this data science I am scared about mathematics …will you please suggest me sir

  38. Hi sir i am doing Msc statistics so can you suggest me which programming language I should prefer for becoming data scientist and is there any job opportunities for data scientists in USA for indian peoples

  39. I am in grade 10th currently so what should I choose in grade 11th commerce/pcm to become a data scientist. Please reply 🙏

  40. Biggest hype in 2019 onwards Data scientist lot of hype in market there is no such jobs available than data science course institutions don't fall if you want be a data scientist you must be from premium institution like IIT NIT or experienced one freshers don't waste your time by joining in data science courses

  41. For all of your freshers wondering how to crack data science jobs, here's a video that addresses your questions:

  42. Hi. Basically I am a BE graduate. But, I have 4 years of experience in to bpo. Can I enroll for data science and enter in to it field.

  43. Well firstly, this video really clears the doubt for all those questions I was getting on and truely I respect springboard team that they are doing effort to give reply on each and every comment. That is really appreciated.

  44. Hi, I have few questions.
    What institute and course , package do you suggest if someone is a beginner in data science. Also what are the best companies to apply in.
    I am currently supporting Quality function in my job. Preparation of Metrics and little bit work on powerbi tool.
    Need advice, how to add value to grow
    The salaries you said are monthly or annual:). Pls inform. Thanks

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