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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
$67,810
25th Percentile Wage
$91,320
50th Percentile Wage
$119,250
75th Percentile Wage
$153,420
90th Percentile Wage
$189,180

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 $189,180. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $119,250. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid computer and information research scientists is $67,810.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below 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 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$119,250
1.33% 12.71%
2016
$117,660
1.37% -
2015
$116,050
1.18% -
2014
$114,680
4.10% -
2013
$109,980
5.36% -
2012
$104,090
- -

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 eleven 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 $125,420. 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
$125,420
Scientific Research and Development Services
$125,350
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$120,910
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$119,250
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$119,030
Engineering Services
$118,900
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services
$115,550
Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$114,790
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$97,240
Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities
$89,410
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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].




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