Facebook Data Scientist Analytics TC

Gartner gCsG07
Mar 14 27 Comments

What is the average base salary and TC look like for Data Scientist Analytics position L5 IC at Facebook Menlo Park office?

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  • Uber God.
    I feel like this is the most talked about position on blind. So many people want to write queries for 200k lol
    Mar 14 5
    • Better than writing queries for 100
      Mar 14
    • Uber God.
      Agreed. Iโ€™m among those interested in this position.
      Mar 14
    • Gartner gCsG07
      OP
      Exactly lol
      Mar 14
    • Gartner gCsG07
      OP
      Iโ€™m guessing 180 TC you mentioned might be for a fresh grad for 1-2 year experience
      Mar 14
    • SAP ksYR03
      Is this voting results for
      Full TC including bonus and RSU or just the base ?
      May 18
  • Facebook Tlpgr
    Very poorly designed poll, what's the level you are talking about.

    Also, there is no free lunch. The reason these roles pay a lot is because a lot of strategic thinking is also expected especially as you move up. At some point you'll move away from writing queries to conceiving analysis and helping set strategic direction of things.

    I think the people best positioned to do this job really are economists. But that's not the majority at the company right now.
    Mar 14 6
    • Uber God.
      Right, insights and having business sense/strategy when you analyze data is a skill set that a lot of highly technical data scientists lack. And can be even more impactful. Nonetheless, since salary is determined by supply/demand of skill set required, analytics work is always going to pay less. But for people who have bachelors and ~3 years experience without advanced stats degrees, this type of role is pretty attractive.
      Mar 14
    • Facebook Tlpgr
      I would say 4 or 5. Comp should be around 300 for IC5 which I think you can argue for.

      This is the role that is closest to a product manager role at FB.
      Mar 14
    • Gartner gCsG07
      OP
      How do they decide on l4 or l5, is it purely based on experience or does onsite interview affect it too?
      Mar 14
    • Facebook Tlpgr
      Based on interview performance.

      The interview for these roles are a little challenging because you will have technical people quiz you on technical pieces and PMs quiz you on product management and you're experienced to be well rounded.
      Mar 14
    • Credit Karma WRra32
      Tlpgr - hard working economists who can code.

      Good luck looking for a needle in a haystack :)
      Mar 14
  • Credit Karma WRra32
    Comp for IC5 data scientist analytics isnโ€™t 300k.

    Think something like 170k base, 15% bonus and 200k RSU.
    Mar 14 8
    • Gartner gCsG07
      OP
      @yhube what do you think is standard TC for that position?
      Mar 15
    • Gartner gCsG07
      OP
      @yhube
      Mar 16
    • Facebook Yhube
      300
      Mar 17
    • Gartner gCsG07
      OP
      Gotcha thanks
      Mar 17
    • Facebook dXKp72
      Is 200k for one year or four years?
      Aug 21
  • If you have a bachelor's and your skill are SQL, r, python, you can expect 150k average West coast, which isn't really a lot. 100k East coast. Adjusted for cost of living, sde wins every time
    Mar 14 2
    • Gartner gCsG07
      OP
      What about someone with Masters + 5 years exp + python skills?
      Mar 14
    • If your goal is to make money, take my advice. Develop software that performs analytics. I do analytics and my TC is half of everyone else's, but I live in a very low cost area East coast so I live like a king with ez work life
      Mar 15
  • Facebook dXKp72
    When ppl talk about TC, doe they include the share component which vest in four years fully? Or they average yearly vesting? When I was hired, I was given 165k base, 15 percent bonus, and 230k worth shares for four years, not one year. So whatโ€™s my TC?
    Aug 21 1
    • Uber Uber
      Was this IC4 or IC5?
      Aug 22

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