Computer and Information Scientist, Research Salary

Computer and Information Research Scientists in the United States see excellent average salaries — about $102K annually. Work is enjoyable for Computer and Information Research Scientists, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. The vast majority of Computer and Information Research Scientists (88 percent) survey respondents are men. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$53,829 - $165,865
$54K
$100K
$170K
MEDIAN: $102,317
10%
50%
90%

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$19.22 - $70.00
$39
MEDIAN: $38.76
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$53,829 - $165,865  
   
Bonus
$-0.49 - $30,100  
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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$51,823 - $172,909  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 88
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$38.76  
   
Overtime
$74.49  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$-0.49 - $30,100  
   
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).
)
$51,823 - $172,909  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 5
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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.


Computer and Information Research Scientists with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $86K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $108K. Computer and Information Research Scientists who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $125K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $140K.

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Key Stats for Computer and Information Scientist, Research

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
24%
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
12 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
vision benefits
Vision: 72%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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