Computer and Information Scientist, Research Salary

Computer and Information Research Scientists in the United States see excellent average salaries — about $102K annually. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. The majority of Computer and Information Research Scientists claim high levels of job satisfaction. Computer and Information Research Scientists who took the survey are largely men, dominating at 87 percent. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$50,538 - $166,767
$51K
$100K
$170K
MEDIAN: $102,106
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$20.08 - $101.74
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MEDIAN: $39.49
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$50,538 - $166,767  
   
Bonus
$295.90 - $30,134  
Profit Sharing
$9,826  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$50,477 - $178,167  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 97
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$39.49  
   
Overtime
$73.23  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$295.90 - $30,134  
   
Profit Sharing
$9,826  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$50,477 - $178,167  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 6

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Job Description for Computer and Information Scientist, Research

Computer and information research scientists are responsible for overseeing research efforts and completing information and computer-related reports on behalf of their organizations. They also help complete investigative tasks and process data to gather new information, so organization and close attention to detail are important in this position.

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Computer and Information Scientist, Research Tasks

  • Conduct research into fundamental computer and information science as theorists, designers, or inventors.
  • Solve or develop solutions to problems in the field of computer hardware and software.

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Pay by Experience Level for Computer and Information Scientist, Research

Pay by Experience for a Computer and Information Scientist, Research has a positive trend. An entry-level Computer and Information Scientist, Research with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $86,000 based on 49 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Computer and Information Scientist, Research with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $108,000 based on 28 salaries. An experienced Computer and Information Scientist, Research which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $125,000 based on 23 salaries. A Computer and Information Scientist, Research with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $140,000 based on 10 salaries.

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Key Stats for Computer and Information Scientist, Research

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
87 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
11%
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Experience Affects Computer and Information Scientist, Research Salaries

Late-Career
▲36%

Experienced
▲22%

Mid-Career
▲5%

National Average
$103,000

▼17%

Skills That Affect Computer and Information Scientist, Research Salaries

Software Development
▲33%

Machine Learning
▲17%

UNIX
▲3%

National Average
$103,000

C
▼1%

Java
▼2%

▼12%

Data Mining / Data Warehouse
▼12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
87 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
vision benefits
Vision: 70%
no benefits
None: 11%
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