Computer and Information Research Scientist Salary Information in Illinois

The average annual and hourly salaries for computer and information research scientists in the state of Illinois are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of computer and information research scientists among Illinois cities is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Computer and Information Research Scientists in Illinois

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$55,550
25th Percentile Wage
$76,680
50th Percentile Wage
$99,020
75th Percentile Wage
$122,440
90th Percentile Wage
$149,660

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for computer and information research scientists in Illinois in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $149,660. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $99,020. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $55,550.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$26.71
25th Percentile Wage
$36.86
50th Percentile Wage
$47.60
75th Percentile Wage
$58.87
90th Percentile Wage
$71.95

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for computer and information research scientists in Illinois in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $71.95. The median hourly salary is $47.60. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $26.71.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201699,020-0.25%-4.68%
201599,2706.32%-
201493,000-14.52%-
2013106,5002.68%-
2012103,650--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Computer and Information Research Scientists in Illinois Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of computer and information research scientists in some Illinois cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of computer and information research scientists in state of Illinois ranges from $92,290 to $99,600. The highest paying area for computer and information research scientists in Illinois is Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area) with a median annual salary of $99,600. The lowest paying area is Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division) with a median annual salary of $92,290.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area)
$99,600
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division)
$92,290



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