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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
Skills in Software Development, C++ Programming Language, Python and Systems Engineering are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Java.
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 $64,037 based on 25 salaries. An early career Computer Scientist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $70,661 based on 58 salaries. A mid-career Computer Scientist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $89,491 based on 24 salaries. An experienced Computer Scientist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $94,000 based on 9 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $151,089.
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Employees with Computer Scientist in their job title in San Jose, California earn an average of 54.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Francisco, California (48.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Hampton, Virginia (27.0% less) and Seattle, Washington (2.7% less).
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