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Average Computer Scientist with Systems Engineering Skills Salary

$85,737
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$2,500
Bonus
$5,750
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The average salary for a Computer Scientist with Systems Engineering skills is $85,737.
10%
$58k
MEDIAN
$86k
90%
$132k
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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.

Career Paths

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What Are Popular Skills for Computer Scientists?

Skills that pay less than market rate include JavaScript, Python, Java, C++ Programming Language 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 9 salaries. An early career Computer Scientist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $80,556 based on 34 salaries. A mid-career Computer Scientist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $91,387 based on 17 salaries. An experienced Computer Scientist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $103,210 based on 15 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $122,066.
Employees with Computer Scientist in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 20.1% more than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Washington, District of Columbia (3.5% less) and Columbia, Maryland (0.3% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 86 survey responses.
Entry Level
10.5%
Early Career
39.5%
Mid Career
19.8%
Experienced
17.4%
Late Career
12.8%