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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$65,750
25th Percentile Wage
$87,440
50th Percentile Wage
$117,450
75th Percentile Wage
$152,350
90th Percentile Wage
$195,960

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 $195,960. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $117,450. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $65,750.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$31.61
25th Percentile Wage
$42.04
50th Percentile Wage
$56.47
75th Percentile Wage
$73.25
90th Percentile Wage
$94.21

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 $94.21. The median hourly salary is $56.47. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $31.61.

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
2016117,4503.92%9.09%
2015112,85011.37%-
2014100,020-12.90%-
2013112,9205.45%-
2012106,770--

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 $119,220 to $120,080. The highest paying area for computer and information research scientists in Massachusetts is Boston-Cambridge-Quincy with a median annual salary of $120,080. The lowest paying area is Boston-Cambridge-Quincy with a median annual salary of $119,220.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy
$120,080
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy
$119,220


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