Average Computer Scientist Salary in Washington, District of Columbia

$79,941
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$330
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The average salary for a Computer Scientist in Washington, District of Columbia is $79,941.
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$47k
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$80k
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$140k
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What Do Computer Scientists Do?

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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What Are Popular Skills for Computer Scientists?

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, Java and Software Development.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Computer Scientists?

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 $65,000 based on 5 salaries. An early career Computer Scientist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $74,616 based on 14 salaries. A mid-career Computer Scientist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $99,858 based on 7 salaries. An experienced Computer Scientist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $97,667 based on 6 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $143,855.
Employees with Computer Scientist in their job title in San Jose, California earn an average of 71.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Francisco, California (30.0% more) and Houston, Texas (23.5% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Dayton, Ohio (4.2% less) and New York, New York (1.1% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 37 survey responses.
Entry Level
13.5%
Early Career
37.8%
Mid Career
18.9%
Experienced
16.2%
Late Career
13.5%