Average Early-Career Computer Scientist with Software Development Skills Salary

$74,673
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$3,052
Bonus
$5,087
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The average salary for an Early-Career Computer Scientist with Software Development skills is $74,673.
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$49k
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$75k
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$113k
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Salary
$49k - $113k
Bonus
$0 - $11k
Profit Sharing
$2k - $20k
Total Pay
$47k - $115k

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Job Description for Computer Scientist

Computer Scientist Tasks
  • Generate research ideas and solutions to complex computer science problems.
  • Writes articles for publication.
  • Plan, coordinate and execute research objectives.
  • Perform research support on problems of diverse scope and execute research projects.

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Popular Skills for Computer Scientist

Skills in Python and Systems Engineering are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include JavaScript, C++ Programming Language and Java.

Pay by Experience Level for Computer Scientist

An entry-level Computer Scientist with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $66,068 based on 53 salaries. A mid-career Computer Scientist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $93,520 based on 66 salaries. An experienced Computer Scientist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $103,326 based on 39 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $103,925.
Employees with Computer Scientist in their job title in San Jose, California earn an average of 60.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Francisco, California (37.9% more) and New York, New York (20.5% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Washington, District of Columbia (1.1% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 186 survey responses.
Entry Level
28.5%
Mid Career
35.5%
Experienced
21.0%
Late Career
15.1%