Computer and Information Scientist, Research Salary

Wages for Computer and Information Research Scientists in the United States are generous, with average pay above six figures ($101K) per year. Cash earnings for Computer and Information Research Scientists — including $13K in bonuses and $10K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $63K to $152K depending on individual performance. Most Computer and Information Research Scientists like their work and job satisfaction is high. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance.

$64,742 - $147,578

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Salary
$64,742 - $147,578  
   
Bonus
$9.79 - $12,916  
Profit Sharing
$844 - $10,090  
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$62,704 - $152,424  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | 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 suggest that Computer and Information Research Scientists use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Fortunate workers who know Machine Learning can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 21 percent above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Data Mining / Data Warehouse and Data Analysis.

Pay by Experience Level for Computer and Information Scientist, Research

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


Although inexperienced employees take home approximately $91K, those who have five to 10 years under their belts benefit from a six-figure median of $104K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $134K in this role. Folks with more than two decades of experience actually report lower incomes overall; their average comes out to a mere $128K.

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Experience Affects Computer and Information Scientist, Research Salaries

Experienced
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Late-Career
up arrow 24%

Mid-Career
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National Average
$103,000


Skills That Affect Computer and Information Scientist, Research Salaries

Machine Learning
up arrow 21%

UNIX
up arrow 2%

National Average
$103,000

C
up arrow 1%

Java
up arrow 3%

Data Analysis
up arrow 11%

Data Mining / Data Warehouse
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 42 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 68% employee benefits None: 6%
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