Computer and Information Scientist, Research Salary

On average, Computer and Information Research Scientists in the United States earn six-figure salaries ($102K) annually, making for a very well-paid profession. For the most part, Computer and Information Research Scientists enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The vast majority of Computer and Information Research Scientists (87 percent) who took the survey are men. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$52,994 - $165,500
$53K
$100K
$170K
MEDIAN: $101,965
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50%
90%

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$18.15 - $40.72
$30
MEDIAN: $29.72
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$52,994 - $165,500  
   
Bonus
$-0.50 - $30,304  
Profit Sharing
$9,721  
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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$51,004 - $172,697  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 85
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$29.72  
   
Overtime
$42.24  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$-0.50 - $30,304  
   
Profit Sharing
$9,721  
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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$51,004 - $172,697  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 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

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. Individuals with less than five years' experience take home around $86K. In contrast, though, people who have been on the job for five to 10 years report a six-figure median of $108K. For Computer and Information Research Scientists, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $122K. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $165K.

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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 10 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects Computer and Information Scientist, Research Salaries

Late-Career
▲62%

Experienced
▲20%

Mid-Career
▲6%

National Average
$102,000

▼16%

Skills That Affect Computer and Information Scientist, Research Salaries

Software Development
▲34%

Machine Learning
▲18%

UNIX
▲4%

C
▼0%

National Average
$102,000

Java
▼1%

Data Mining / Data Warehouse
▼12%

▼14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
87 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
vision benefits
Vision: 72%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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