The average salary for a Computer Scientist with Java skills in San Francisco, California is $112,493.
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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
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Employees with Computer Scientist in their job title in San Jose, California earn an average of 17.6% more than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in New York, New York (42.2% less), Ridgecrest, California (35.9% less) and Washington, District of Columbia (32.7% less).
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