Computer and Information Research Scientist Salary Information in Washington

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

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$70,910
25th Percentile Wage
$101,940
50th Percentile Wage
$127,050
75th Percentile Wage
$161,620
90th Percentile Wage
$200,710

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for computer and information research scientists in Washington in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $200,710. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $127,050. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $70,910.

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
$127,050
0.79% 20.74%
2016
$126,040
-3.91% -
2015
$130,970
3.00% -
2013
$127,040
20.73% -
2012
$100,700
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of computer and information research scientists in some Washington cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of computer and information research scientists in state of Washington ranges from $93,500 to $146,010. The highest paying area for computer and information research scientists in Washington is Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro with a median annual salary of $146,010. The second highest paying city/area in Washington State is Seattle-Bellevue-Everett (mean annual salary $134,660). The lowest paying area is Bremerton-Silverdale with a median annual salary of $93,500.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro
$146,010
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett
$134,660
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue
$134,460
Bremerton-Silverdale
$93,500




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