$80,860
Avg. Salary
$27.66
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$3,067

Bonus

$2,023

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Computer Scientist with Software Development skills is $27.66 per hour.

The average pay for a Computer Scientist with Software Development skills is $80,860 per year.

$11.07
10%
$27.66
50%
$43.07
90%
MEDIAN $27.66
$54k
10%
$81k
50%
$121k
90%
MEDIAN $80,860
$54,223 - $121,362
$54K
$81K
$120K
MEDIAN: $80,860
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

$11.07 - $43.07
$11
$28
$43
MEDIAN: $27.66
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

$0$122K
Salary $54,223 - $121,362
Bonus $710 - $10,222
Profit Sharing $10.07 - $9,933
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
$51,822 - $122,330
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jan 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 289
Hourly Data $0$69
Hourly Rate $11.07 - $43.07
Overtime $1.57 - $69.53
Annual Data $0$122K
Bonus $710 - $10,222
Profit Sharing $10.07 - $9,933
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
$51,822 - $122,330
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jan 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 20

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 attention to detail is necessary to ensure that software is not only effective, but also user-friendly (including for users who may not be technically adept).

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.

Computer Scientist Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Computer Scientist

Pay by Experience for a Computer Scientist has a positive trend. An entry-level Computer Scientist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $70,000 based on 93 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Computer Scientist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $90,000 based on 44 salaries. An experienced Computer Scientist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $101,000 based on 31 salaries. A Computer Scientist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $110,000 based on 11 salaries.

Key Stats for Computer Scientist

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 48 votes.
Less than 1 year
17%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
6%

Experience Affects Computer Scientist Salaries

Late-Career
▲38%

Experienced
▲27%

Mid-Career
▲13%

National Average
$80,000

Entry-Level
▼12%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 48 votes.

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
17%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
vision benefits
Vision: 68%
no benefits
None: 10%