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 amongst Massachusetts 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 2014 and published in May 2015 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$165,320
75th Percentile Wage
$127,250
50th Percentile Wage
$100,020
25th Percentile Wage
$79,670
10th Percentile Wage
$57,090

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 $165,320. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $100,020. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $57,090.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$79.48
75th Percentile Wage
$61.18
50th Percentile Wage
$48.09
25th Percentile Wage
$38.29
10th Percentile Wage
$27.45

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for computer and information research scientists in Massachusetts in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $79.48. The median hourly salary is $48.09. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $27.45.

Table 3. Salary Trend

YearAverage Annual SalaryGrowth (%)
2014 $100,020 -11.42%
2013 $112,920 5.76%
2012 $106,770 -5.28%
2011 $112,720 2.48%
2010 $109,990 -

Table 3 shows the salary trend for computer and information research scientists in state of Massachusetts from 2010 to 2014. We note that in 2013 the average salary increased by 5.76%. We also see the year 2011 had a positive salary growth of 2.48% while year 2012 had a negtive one (-5.28%).

Table 4. Average Computer and Information Research Scientist Wage in Massachusetts vs. Related Jobs

OccupationAverage Wage
Computer and Information Research Scientists
$100,020
Computer Systems Analysts
$85,180
Information Security Analysts
$84,800
Computer Programmers
$85,870
Applications Software Developers
$104,460
Systems Software Developers
$114,690
Web Developers
$74,080

Table 5. Median Annual Salary of Computer and Information Research Scientists in Massachusetts Cities

Table 5 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 $79,710 to $112,720. The highest paying area for computer and information research scientists in Massachusetts is Boston-Cambridge-Quincy with a median annual salary of $112,720. The second highest paying city/area in Massachusetts State is Boston-Cambridge-Quincy (mean annual salary $101,910). The lowest paying area is Worcester with a median annual salary of $79,710.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy
$112,720
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy
$101,910
Worcester
$79,710

Computer and Information Research Scientist Salary by State

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