The average salary for a Computer Scientist with C++ Programming Language skills in Washington, District of Columbia is $74,824.
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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, Java, Systems Engineering and Python are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include 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 $64,709 based on 5 salaries. An early career Computer Scientist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $72,326 based on 6 salaries.
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Employees with Computer Scientist in their job title in San Jose, California earn an average of 89.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Francisco, California (50.4% more) and San Diego, California (34.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Huntsville, Alabama (19.7% less).
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