Computer and Information Scientist, Research Salary

Computer and Information Research Scientists in the United States see excellent average salaries — about $104K annually. Total cash earnings of Computer and Information Research Scientists range from $65K on the low end to $154K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $15K and $10K, respectively. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Nearly all enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. The vast majority of Computer and Information Research Scientists (87 percent) who took the survey are men. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$66,439 - $148,642
(Median)
$66K
$100K
$150K
MEDIAN: $104,135
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Salary
$66,439 - $148,642  
   
Bonus
$507 - $14,795  
Profit Sharing
$3,212 - $10,365  
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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$64,777 - $154,319  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 175

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Job Description for Computer and Information Scientist, Research

  • 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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Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. 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.


Professionals with less than five years' experience earn a median of $94K annually, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts report a weighty six-figure median of $106K. Computer and Information Research Scientists claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $136K. Computer and Information Research Scientists who claim more than two decades of experience actually make somewhat smaller average paychecks of $128K.

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Experience Affects Computer and Information Scientist, Research Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 27%

Late-Career
up arrow 20%

National Average
$107,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%


Skills That Affect Computer and Information Scientist, Research Salaries

Machine Learning
up arrow 16%

National Average
$107,000

UNIX
up arrow 1%

C
up arrow 5%

Java
up arrow 6%

Data Analysis
up arrow 14%

Data Mining / Data Warehouse
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 63 votes.

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
87 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 68% employee benefits None: 5%