Average Experienced Computer Scientist Salary

$102,356
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$3,500
Bonus
$5,000
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The average salary for an Experienced Computer Scientist is $102,356.
10%
$74k
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$102k
90%
$155k
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Salary
$74k - $155k
Bonus
$987 - $10k
Profit Sharing
$0 - $5k
Total Pay
$72k - $157k

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

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 $63,038 based on 191 salaries. An early career Computer Scientist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $71,479 based on 352 salaries. A mid-career Computer Scientist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $95,103 based on 133 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $121,758.

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Years of Experience

This data is based on 734 survey responses.
Entry Level
26.0%
Early Career
48.0%
Mid Career
18.1%
Late Career
7.9%