The average salary for an Early-Career Computer Scientist with Software Development skills is $74,673.
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Job Description for Computer Scientist
Computer scientists develop and maintain computer-based tools to facilitate and improve their organization's functioning. They may work with a variety of teams and individuals in their company; for example, a computer scientist may design a database to track inventory for a company or develop an algorithm to predict customer trends to help guide production and development. Good communication skills are valuable to a computer scientist so they can understand what their colleagues need. Strong at…Read more
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
C++ Programming Language
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.
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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).
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