Computer and Information Research Scientist Salary Information in Virginia

The average annual and hourly salaries for computer and information research scientists in the state of Virginia are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of computer and information research scientists among Virginia 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 Virginia

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$85,110
25th Percentile Wage
$105,570
50th Percentile Wage
$123,240
75th Percentile Wage
$153,790
90th Percentile Wage
$176,210

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for computer and information research scientists in Virginia in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $176,210. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $123,240. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $85,110.

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
$123,240
2.78% 10.12%
2016
$119,810
1.34% -
2015
$118,210
1.50% -
2014
$116,440
3.15% -
2013
$112,770
1.77% -
2012
$110,770
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of computer and information research scientists in some Virginia cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of computer and information research scientists in state of Virginia ranges from $107,900 to $131,420. The highest paying area for computer and information research scientists in Virginia is Charlottesville with a median annual salary of $131,420. The second highest paying city/area in Virginia State is Northeastern Virginia nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $116,910). The lowest paying area is Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News with a median annual salary of $107,900.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Charlottesville
$131,420
Northeastern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$116,910
Richmond
$108,490
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News
$107,900




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