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Highest Paying Industries for Computer and Information Research Scientists

The top 55 highest paying industries for computer and information research scientists (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment in those industries are also shown. As shown in the table, with an average annual salary of $135,900, computer and peripheral equipment manufacturing is the highest paying industry for computer and information research scientists. It is followed by computer and electronic product manufacturing industry (average annual salary $133,960). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2015 [1]. For more information about salaries of computer and information research scientists in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 55 Highest Paying Industries for Computer and Information Research Scientists

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing
$135,900
280
2 Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
$133,960
390
3 Other Information Services
$124,410
540
4 Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing
$124,120
70
5 Communications Equipment Manufacturing
$124,030
30
6 Manufacturing
$123,240
850
7 Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
$120,050
350
8 Chemical Manufacturing
$118,100
370
9 Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$117,480
4,680
10 Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$117,120
n/a
11 Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$115,300
3,050
12 Scientific Research and Development Services
$115,130
3,110
13 Software Publishers
$115,000
2,710
14 Publishing Industries (except Internet)
$114,990
2,710
15 Insurance Carriers
$114,970
290
16 Insurance Carriers and Related Activities
$114,970
290
17 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$114,680
9,240
18 Finance and Insurance
$114,230
330
19 Temporary Help Services
$113,320
250
20 Employment Services
$112,890
260
21 Administrative and Support Services
$112,710
270
22 Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$112,710
270
23 Management of Companies and Enterprises
$112,660
280
24 Information
$112,590
3,570
25 Telecommunications
$111,060
40
26 Engineering Services
$104,880
700
27 Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$104,410
730
28 Federal government, including USPS
$104,390
6,530
29 Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$104,390
6,530
30 Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$103,480
6,630
31 Federal, State, and Local Government
$103,480
6,630
32 Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers
$103,060
260
33 Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$103,010
8,470
34 Wholesale Trade
$101,740
660
35 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$101,090
1,830
36 Educational Services - State government owned
$101,090
1,830
37 Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods
$100,540
400
38 State government, including schools and hospitals
$100,420
1,870
39 Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$99,680
390
40 Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$99,320
630
41 Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities
$98,920
50
42 Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$97,280
2,230
43 Educational Services
$97,150
2,240
44 Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution
$92,290
40
45 Utilities
$92,290
40
46 Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$88,250
60
47 Local government, including schools and hospitals
$87,860
60
48 Educational Services - Privately owned
$68,790
410
49 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$67,540
n/a
50 Health Care and Social Assistance
$67,430
50
51 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$65,610
40
52 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$65,610
40
53 Hospitals - Privately owned
$65,610
40
54 Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$65,610
40
55 State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$60,860
40
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