Data Scientist 15+ year IT professional

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Hi, I am having around 15+ year of experience in IT industry in Microsoft technologies .
I am more interested with respect to programming, problem solving instead of management.
I would like to know is this the right choice to get in to Data Scientist role, and what would be the best things to learn.
In last, what would be my earnings if i learn this for my experience bracket.
Please suggest.