(Original post by Infinite Series)
I used to browse through TSR a year before I made this account.
Thanks for your time
What's the money like in AI?
Depends on a lot of factors:
pedigree of the company,
type of company (startup vs corproate vs public sector vs big 5),
Assuming we're talking about a machine learning scientist / engineer or not a 'data analyst':
Post Masters, working in London: £45k +
Post PhD, working in London: £60k +
Post Masters, working on the East Coast of the US: $90k+ (£70k)
Post PhD, working on the East Coast of the US: $110k+ (£90k)
Post Masters, working on the West Coast of the US: $120k+ (£95k)
Post PhD, working on the West Coast of the US: $150k+ (£120k)
These are minimum values, first year, for someone graduating from a top tier program. There are lots of caveats:
Fintech / Investment management will always pay more than Healthcare
DeepMind will always pay more than Big Oil and they will always pay more than the public sector
Director of ML positions at start ups will pay £120k+ / $150k+ all day long if the company is reasoanbly well funded.
It is not unheard of for people working at DeepMind to make over $250k and some people in finance to be making clsoer to $500k. If you've got skills that other data scientists do not have, you are like golddust.