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Amazon Data Scientist Salaries

Data Scientist compensation at Amazon ranges from $191K per year for L4 to $608K per year for L7. The median compensation package totals $250K. View the base salary, stock, and bonus breakdowns for Amazon's total compensation packages. Last updated: 9/28/2023

Average Compensation By Level
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Level Name
Total
Base
Stock (/yr)
Bonus
DS I
L4
$191K
$147K
$26K
$18K
DS II
L5
$233K
$174K
$49K
$10K
DS III
L6
$312K
$181K
$130K
$0
Principal DS
L7
$608K
$241K
$302K
$64K
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Given Amazon has an irregular vesting schedule (5%, 15%, 40%, 40%), the average total compensation is calculated by dividing the total stock grant evenly by 4. We also average out the sum of the sign on bonuses over 4 years to calculate the total bonus.

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Vesting Schedule

5%

YR 1

15%

YR 2

40%

YR 3

40%

YR 4

Stock Type
RSU

At Amazon, Main RSUs are subject to a 4-year vesting schedule:

  • 5% vests in the 1st-year (5.00% annually)

  • 15% vests in the 2nd-year (15.00% annually)

  • 40% vests in the 3rd-year (20.00% semi-annually)

  • 40% vests in the 4th-year (20.00% semi-annually)

Backloaded vesting schedule



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FAQ

The highest paying salary package reported for a Data Scientist at Amazon sits at a yearly total compensation of $608,186. This includes base salary as well as any potential stock compensation and bonuses.
The median yearly total compensation reported at Amazon for the Data Scientist role is $280,000.

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