Computer and Information Research Scientist Salary Information in Massachusetts

The average annual and hourly salaries for computer and information research scientists in the state of Massachusetts are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of computer and information research scientists among Massachusetts metropolitan areas 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$72,510
25th Percentile Wage
$92,470
50th Percentile Wage
$120,730
75th Percentile Wage
$158,000
90th Percentile Wage
$202,650

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for computer and information research scientists in Massachusetts in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $202,650. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $120,730. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $72,510.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of computer and information research scientists from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$120,730
2.72% 11.56%
2016
$117,450
3.92% -
2015
$112,850
11.37% -
2014
$100,020
-12.90% -
2013
$112,920
5.45% -
2012
$106,770
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of computer and information research scientists in some Massachusetts cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of computer and information research scientists in state of Massachusetts ranges from $77,310 to $126,540. The highest paying area for computer and information research scientists in Massachusetts is Boston-Cambridge-Quincy with a median annual salary of $126,540. The second highest paying city/area in Massachusetts State is Boston-Cambridge-Quincy (mean annual salary $124,110). The lowest paying area is Framingham with a median annual salary of $77,310.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy
$126,540
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy
$124,110
Worcester
$110,170
Springfield
$99,090
Framingham
$77,310




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