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 ($103K) per year. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $13K and $10K, respectively — total cash payment to Computer and Information Research Scientists can bottom out near $64K or peak near $153K depending on individual performance. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Computer and Information Research Scientists.

$65,423 - $148,687
(Median)
$65K
$100K
$150K
MEDIAN: $102,617
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$65,423 - $148,687  
   
Bonus
$9.86 - $12,881  
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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$63,610 - $153,410  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 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 generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Most notably, skills in Machine Learning, UNIX, C, and Java are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate 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.


Although employees with less than five years' experience earn around $92K on average, the five-to-10 year group has a much higher, six-figure median of $104K. Computer and Information Research Scientists who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $135K. Folks who claim more than 20 years of relevant experience actually report a comparatively lower median income of $128K.

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Experience Affects Computer and Information Scientist, Research Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 29%

Late-Career
up arrow 23%

National Average
$105,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%


Skills That Affect Computer and Information Scientist, Research Salaries

Machine Learning
up arrow 20%

UNIX
up arrow 1%

National Average
$105,000

C
up arrow 3%

Java
up arrow 4%

Data Analysis
up arrow 12%

Data Mining / Data Warehouse
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 44 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 67% employee benefits None: 6%
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