Average Late-Career Computer Scientist Salary

$118,380
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$4,000
Bonus
$2,750
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The average salary for a Late-Career Computer Scientist is $118,380.
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$90k
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$118k
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$181k
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Salary
$90k - $181k
Bonus
$500 - $28k
Profit Sharing
$0 - $3k
Total Pay
$84k - $182k

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

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 $62,421 based on 187 salaries. An early career Computer Scientist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $71,479 based on 357 salaries. A mid-career Computer Scientist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $95,348 based on 138 salaries. An experienced Computer Scientist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $102,420 based on 100 salaries.

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Years of Experience

This data is based on 782 survey responses.
Entry Level
23.9%
Early Career
45.7%
Mid Career
17.6%
Experienced
12.8%