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Computer and Information Research Scientist Salary Information

The salary statistics of computer and information research scientists are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of computer and information research scientists within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The computer and information research scientists annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. Computer and Information Research Scientist Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$65,540
25th Percentile Wage
$88,760
50th Percentile Wage
$114,520
75th Percentile Wage
$145,630
90th Percentile Wage
$176,780

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for computer and information research scientists. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) computer and information research scientists is $176,780. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $114,520. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $65,540. Take note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 169% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

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
$114,520
2.34% 10.77%
2016
$111,840
1.09% -
2015
$110,620
2.04% -
2014
$108,360
1.91% -
2013
$106,290
3.86% -
2012
$102,190
- -

Table 2. Computer and Information Research Scientist Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of computer and information research scientists in 14 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for computer and information research scientists occupations is the wholesale trade sector with an annual salary $137,320. The lowest paying sector is the health care and social assistance sector (annual salary $67,430).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Wholesale Trade
$137,320
Manufacturing
$135,510
Information
$130,070
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$128,840
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$119,250
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$117,830
Retail Trade
$112,630
Federal, State, and Local Government
$108,280
Finance and Insurance
$104,320
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$101,450
Utilities
$91,380
Mining
$86,840
Educational Services
$77,850
Health Care and Social Assistance
$67,430

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Computer and Information Research Scientists by States

From the above tables we note that not only computer and information research scientists salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of computer and information research scientists in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $54,640 to $143,880. The highest paying state for computer and information research scientists is Oregon with a median annual salary of $143,880. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $54,640. For more salary information of computer and information research scientists profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Oregon
$143,880
New Hampshire
$137,300
District of Columbia
$130,700
New Mexico
$128,100
Washington
$127,050
New York
$124,160
Virginia
$123,240
California
$123,130
New Jersey
$122,860
Connecticut
$120,860
Massachusetts
$120,730
Rhode Island
$116,640
Minnesota
$116,530
Illinois
$114,650
North Carolina
$109,810
Maryland
$109,280
Nevada
$107,930
Colorado
$106,950
Ohio
$105,990
Texas
$105,680
Hawaii
$105,100
Arizona
$104,440
Pennsylvania
$103,320
Tennessee
$102,750
Alabama
$101,060
Indiana
$100,500
Michigan
$99,330
Georgia
$97,020
Florida
$95,780
South Carolina
$95,200
Arkansas
$94,410
Utah
$93,830
Mississippi
$93,820
Missouri
$90,700
Delaware
$88,240
Nebraska
$88,170
Alaska
$87,860
Kansas
$86,990
Oklahoma
$85,810
Louisiana
$80,300
Wisconsin
$68,920
Montana
$64,500
Puerto Rico
$54,640



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