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Computer and Information Scientist, Research Salary (United States)

Computer and Information Research Scientists receive generous compensation in the United States — earning an average of $104K per year, their standard salaries shoot well into the six-figure range. In the world of Computer and Information Research Scientists, total cash compensation can vary between $64K and $152K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $15K and $10K, respectively. The vast majority of Computer and Information Research Scientists (84 percent) survey respondents are men. Almost all enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
Computer and Information Scientist, Research Salary (?
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$65,408 - $144,001
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MEDIAN: $101,187
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National Salary Data

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$0$60K$120K$180K
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$65,408 - $144,001  
   
Bonus
$1,479 - $15,205  
Profit Sharing
$3,212 - $10,391  
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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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$64,162 - $152,276  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 219
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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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Popular Skills for Computer and Information Scientist, Research

Survey results suggest that Computer and Information Research Scientists use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Machine Learning, UNIX, C, and Java are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Data Mining / Data Warehouse, Data Analysis, and Java. Most people who know Data Analysis also know C.

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 fewer than five years of experience earn $91K on average, but those in the five-to-10 year group see a six-figure median of $101K. For Computer and Information Research Scientists, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $130K. 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
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Late-Career
up arrow 24%
National Average
$104,000
Mid-Career
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Skills That Affect Computer and Information Scientist, Research Salaries

Machine Learning
up arrow 18%
UNIX
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National Average
$104,000
C
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Java
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Data Analysis
up arrow 12%
Data Mining / Data Warehouse
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 84 votes.

Gender

Female
16%
female alumni
 
Male
84%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 94% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 67% employee benefits None: 4%