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
$69,990
25th Percentile Wage
$88,680
50th Percentile Wage
$108,280
75th Percentile Wage
$123,230
90th Percentile Wage
$146,520

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 $146,520. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $108,280. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid computer and information research scientists is $69,990.

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 federal, state, and local government from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$108,280
2.17% 6.34%
2016
$105,930
1.37% -
2015
$104,480
0.96% -
2014
$103,480
1.50% -
2013
$101,930
0.50% -
2012
$101,420
- -

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 local government, excluding schools and hospitals (oes designation) industry with an annual salary $119,140. 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
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$119,140
Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$108,280
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$108,270
Federal government, including USPS
$108,270
Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$104,210
Local government, including schools and hospitals
$87,860
State government, including schools and hospitals
$71,670
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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].




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