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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 ($103K). Final cash compensation to Computer and Information Research Scientists varies from around $65K to approximately $154K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $13K and $10K, respectively. Among survey respondents, men are more common than women; 88 percent of Computer and Information Research Scientists are male. Nearly all enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. Most Computer and Information Research Scientists report high levels of job satisfaction.

$66,379 - $148,909
(Median)
$66K
$100K
$150K
MEDIAN: $102,947
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$66,379 - $148,909  
   
Bonus
$10.07 - $13,487  
Profit Sharing
$896 - $10,033  
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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$64,678 - $153,982  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 154

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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 report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. 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.


Although inexperienced employees take home approximately $93K, those who have five to 10 years under their belts benefit from a six-figure median of $104K. Computer and Information Research Scientists bring in $135K after working for 10 to 20 years. 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 28%

Late-Career
up arrow 22%

National Average
$106,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%


Skills That Affect Computer and Information Scientist, Research Salaries

Machine Learning
up arrow 18%

UNIX
0%

National Average
$106,000

C
up arrow 4%

Java
up arrow 5%

Data Analysis
up arrow 13%

Data Mining / Data Warehouse
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 48 votes.

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

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