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Computer and Information Research Scientist Salary in Sector of Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

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

Average Annual Salary of Computer and Information Research Scientists

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$68,070
25th Percentile Wage
$91,050
50th Percentile Wage
$117,660
75th Percentile Wage
$149,090
90th Percentile Wage
$184,310

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for computer and information research scientists in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services. 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 $184,310. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $117,660. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid computer and information research scientists is $68,070.

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 professional, scientific, and technical services from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
2016117,6601.37%11.53%
2015116,0501.18%-
2014114,6804.10%-
2013109,9805.36%-
2012104,090--

Compare Computer and Information Research Scientist Salary in Different Industries within the Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services Sector

The average salaries of computer and information research scientists in ten industries in the professional, scientific, and technical services 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 research and development in the physical, engineering, and life sciences industry with an annual salary $123,180. The lowest paying industry is the accounting, tax preparation, bookkeeping, and payroll services industry (annual salary $86,500). For detailed computer and information research scientist salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$123,180
Scientific Research and Development Services
$123,100
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$117,660
Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$115,890
Engineering Services
$113,960
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$109,070
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$106,420
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$104,790
Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities
$96,440
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services
$86,500

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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