Computer and Information Research Scientist Salary in Sector of Information

The salary statistics of computer and information research scientists in the industry sector of information are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare computer and information research scientist salaries in different industries within the information sector.

Average Annual Salary of Computer and Information Research Scientists

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$66,260
25th Percentile Wage
$94,210
50th Percentile Wage
$123,800
75th Percentile Wage
$157,710
90th Percentile Wage
$197,040

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for computer and information research scientists in the industry sector of information. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) computer and information research scientists is $197,040. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $123,800. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid computer and information research scientists is $66,260.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of computer and information research scientists in the industry sector of information from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
2016123,8000.78%14.54%
2015122,8308.34%-
2014112,5901.36%-
2013111,0604.74%-
2012105,800--

Compare Computer and Information Research Scientist Salary in Different Industries within the Information Sector

The average salaries of computer and information research scientists in eight industries in the information sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for computer and information research scientist occupations is the other information services industry with an annual salary $159,960. The lowest paying industry is the data processing, hosting, and related services industry (annual salary $101,290). For detailed computer and information research scientist salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Other Information Services
$159,960
Other Information Services
$159,960
Telecommunications
$133,800
Software Publishers
$125,860
Publishing Industries (except Internet)
$125,750
Wired Telecommunications Carriers
$115,310
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services
$101,290
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services
$101,290

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].



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