Computer and Information Scientist, Research Salary

Computer and Information Research Scientists in the United States can expect to earn a very generous salary, with average salaries (in the ballpark of $104K) surpassing six figures annually. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Computer and Information Research Scientists. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. There are far more male Computer and Information Research Scientists survey respondents than women, making up 87 percent. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$56,673 - $168,251
$57K
$110K
$170K
MEDIAN: $107,660
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50%
90%

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$18.31 - $40.24
$21
MEDIAN: $20.58
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$0$179K
Salary $56,673 - $168,251
Bonus $454 - $30,270
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $34,521
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).
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$53,163 - $179,253
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 162
Hourly Data $0$72
Hourly Rate $20.58
Overtime $72.25
Annual Data $0$179K
Bonus $454 - $30,270
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $34,521
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).
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$53,163 - $179,253
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 7

Job Description for Computer and Information Scientist, Research

Computer and information research scientists are responsible for overseeing research efforts and completing information and computer-related reports on behalf of their organizations. They also help complete investigative tasks and process data to gather new information, so organization and close attention to detail are important in this position.

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Computer and Information Scientist, Research Tasks

  • Conduct research into fundamental computer and information science as theorists, designers, or inventors.
  • Solve or develop solutions to problems in the field of computer hardware and software.

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Pay by Experience Level for Computer and Information Scientist, Research

Pay by Experience for a Computer and Information Scientist, Research has a positive trend. An entry-level Computer and Information Scientist, Research with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $86,000 based on 49 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Computer and Information Scientist, Research with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $108,000 based on 28 salaries. An experienced Computer and Information Scientist, Research which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $125,000 based on 23 salaries. A Computer and Information Scientist, Research with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $140,000 based on 10 salaries.

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Key Stats for Computer and Information Scientist, Research

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
87 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
7%

Experience Affects Computer and Information Scientist, Research Salaries

Late-Career
▲29%

Experienced
▲15%

National Average
$109,000

Mid-Career
▼1%

▼21%

Skills That Affect Computer and Information Scientist, Research Salaries

Software Development
▲26%

Machine Learning
▲10%

National Average
$109,000

UNIX
▼3%

C
▼6%

Java
▼8%

▼17%

Data Mining / Data Warehouse
▼17%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
87 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
vision benefits
Vision: 67%
no benefits
None: 14%