Computer and Information Scientist, Research Salary

Computer and Information Research Scientists in the United States see excellent average salaries — about $103K annually. Cash earnings for Computer and Information Research Scientists — which occasionally include more than $13K from bonuses and more than $10K from profit sharing — stretch from around $65K to approximately $153K. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and a strong majority earn dental coverage.

$66,560 - $148,687
(Median)
$67K
$100K
$150K
MEDIAN: $102,736
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Salary
$66,560 - $148,687  
   
Bonus
$9.93 - $12,847  
Profit Sharing
$2,107 - $10,113  
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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$64,766 - $153,410  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 147
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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

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

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Computer and Information Research Scientists report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Machine Learning, UNIX, C, and Java are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Data Mining / Data Warehouse, Data Analysis, and Java.

Pay by Experience Level for Computer and Information Scientist, Research

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


Individuals with less than five years' experience take home around $93K. In contrast, though, people who have been on the job for five to 10 years report a six-figure median of $104K. For Computer and Information Research Scientists, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $135K. Survey respondents who have worked for more than 20 years actually report somewhat lower incomes of $128K.

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Experience Affects Computer and Information Scientist, Research Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 28%

Late-Career
up arrow 22%

National Average
$105,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%


Skills That Affect Computer and Information Scientist, Research Salaries

Machine Learning
up arrow 19%

UNIX
0%

National Average
$105,000

C
up arrow 3%

Java
up arrow 5%

Data Analysis
up arrow 13%

Data Mining / Data Warehouse
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 45 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 67% employee benefits None: 6%
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