Data scientists are the current hot commodities in today’s job market. Both start-ups and established companies in India are looking to build their data analytics talent base. The median salary for a data scientist who is skilled in machine learning is INR 6-8 lakhs per annum. Surprisingly, because of the tremendous demand for machine learning and data analytics professionals in general, even start-ups in India offer average salaries of above 10.8 lakhs per annum to candidates from the field of data sciences. This is 12.5% higher than the salaries offered by larger companies in India. The minimum machine learning jobs’ salary in India starts from INR 3.5 lakhs per annum and rises up to INR 20 lakhs per annum.