Computer and Information Scientist, Research Salary

Average pay for Computer and Information Research Scientists in the United States is more than reasonable, with annual salaries pushing past the six-figure mark ($104K). Total cash compensation to Computer and Information Research Scientists bottoms out near $59K and approaches $155K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $15K from bonuses and almost $10K from profit sharing. Among survey respondents, men are more common than women; 86 percent of Computer and Information Research Scientists are male. Almost all enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. Work is enjoyable for Computer and Information Research Scientists, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction.

$61,401 - $148,916
(Median)
$61K
$100K
$150K
MEDIAN: $103,850
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90%

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Salary
$61,401 - $148,916  
   
Bonus
$4.93 - $15,005  
Profit Sharing
$435.00 - $10,174  
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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$59,141 - $155,455  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 145
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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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Survey results show that Computer and Information Research Scientists use a fair number of 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.


Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $90K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $115K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $132K in this role. Survey participants with more than two decades under their belts actually report earning less than people with less experience; the former take home only $128K on average.

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Experience Affects Computer and Information Scientist, Research Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 25%

Late-Career
up arrow 22%

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

National Average
$106,000


Skills That Affect Computer and Information Scientist, Research Salaries

Machine Learning
up arrow 19%

UNIX
0%

National Average
$106,000

C
up arrow 4%

Java
up arrow 5%

Data Analysis
up arrow 9%

Data Mining / Data Warehouse
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 35 votes.

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
medical benefits
Vision: 66%
dental benefits
None: 7%
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