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KDNugget's salary survey results have just been released. Salary are higher in 2013. But there were much fewer respondents (383) in 2013 than in 2012 (487). Why?

2013 Analytics salaries by region and employment type

Graph 1: Analytics Salary/Income by Region and Employment type 
excluding students and unemployed. 

Not surprisingly, the income/salary was highest among self-employed, followed by data scientists working for a company, University/Academia, Government, and students - see table 1.

Table 1: 2013 Annual Income/Salary by Employment type 

Employment 2013 Avg. Salary 2012 Avg. Salary % Change 2013 Count 2012 Count
Self-employed 136.4 105.8 29.0% 25 26
Company 111.3 101.6 9.5% 284 375
University/Academia 89.6 63.2 41.9% 42 49
Government 72.5 71.8 1.0% 12 14
Student 33.4 34.1 -2.0% 19 17
Unemployed/Retired 20.0 48.3 na 1 6
All 105.2 94.1 11.9% 383 487

For estimating average salary we used mid-point of the range, 20K for "< $30K" range, and $250K for "> $180" range.

Read details at http://www.kdnuggets.com/2013/02/salary-analytics-data-mining-data-...

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