Top 5 Indian Cities with Highest Salary for Data Science

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Top 5 Indian Cities with Highest Salary for Data Science

Top 5 Indian Cities with Highest Salary for Data Science

Data science is undoubtedly one of the most demanding fields for employment as a large amount of data is being generated by companies across industries. In India, top IT firms are constantly looking for data scientists.

According to Glassdoor the average salary of a data scientist is ₹985K/yr. Salaries in a city depends on two factors- the demand for a skillset and the cost of living in that city.

Here are the top 5 high paying cities in India in the field of Data Science

  1. Bangalore

Bangalore is the IT capital of India and is often branded as the Silicon Valley of India. It claims to be the top earning location in terms of salaries in data science.

Average Base Salary: INR 11,82,881/ year

Top 5 Companies Hiring Data Scientists in Bangalore: IBM, TCS, Infosys, Fractal Analytics, Flipkart

2. Chennai

Chennai leads as the second highest after Bangalore in terms of highest pay for Data Scientists. Chennai, a city in south India has dedicated IT expressways. The city consists of world-class IT infrastructure and is fastly emerging as a destination for information technology outsourcing in India.

Average Base Salary: INR 11,46,534/ year

Top 5 Companies Hiring Data Scientists in Chennai: Tiger Analytics, Verizon, Cognizant, Ford, Amazon

3. Mumbai

India’s financial capital Mumbai has emerged as the third top city to offer more job opportunities in the data science field.

Average Base Salary: INR 10,30,000/ year

Top 5 Companies Hiring Data Scientists in Mumbai: Reliance Industries, Maersk Group, Deloitte, Cisco Systems, Housing.com

4. Pune

Pune — the second-largest city in Maharashtra, has seen a decent growth in terms of IT industries and has become a focal point for the data scientists due to this reason.

Average Base Salary: INR 9,70,939/ year

Top 5 Companies Hiring Data Scientists in Pune: IBM, Barclays, Atos-Syntel, Schlumberger, ZS Associates

5. Hyderabad

As of 2020, Hyderabad has six lakh employees in the IT/ITES sector, working in more than 1500 companies. Among the metros, Hyderabad saw a considerable growth of salaries for data science professionals.

Average Base Salary: INR 8,22,931/ year

Top 5 Companies Hiring Data Scientists in Hyderabad: Microsoft, Optum, Virtusa, Jio, Accenture

Conclusion:

These numbers above are approx and it may vary to a higher level depending upon the skills you have attained, work experience and also how quickly you make the company grow. If you are excited and curious about pursuing data science as your career. check out the list of top data science training institutes by enrolling here.