Computer and Information Research Scientist Salary in Sector of Federal, State, and Local Government

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

Average Annual Salary of Computer and Information Research Scientists

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$71,170
25th Percentile Wage
$87,370
50th Percentile Wage
$105,930
75th Percentile Wage
$119,810
90th Percentile Wage
$142,160

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for computer and information research scientists in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government. 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 $142,160. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $105,930. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid computer and information research scientists is $71,170.

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 federal, state, and local government from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
2016105,9301.37%4.26%
2015104,4800.96%-
2014103,4801.50%-
2013101,9300.50%-
2012101,420--

Compare Computer and Information Research Scientist Salary in Different Industries within the Federal, State, and Local Government Sector

The average salaries of computer and information research scientists in eight industries in the federal, state, and local government 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 federal executive branch (oes designation) industry with an annual salary $105,970. The lowest paying industry is the state government, excluding schools and hospitals (oes designation) industry (annual salary $63,630). For detailed computer and information research scientist salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$105,970
Federal government, including USPS
$105,970
Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$105,930
Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$101,240
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$88,250
Local government, including schools and hospitals
$87,860
State government, including schools and hospitals
$66,960
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$63,630

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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