COMPUTER SCIENTIST SALARY

Average Yearly Salary
$90,000
$50,000
Min 10%
$90,000
Median 50%
$163,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Exxon Mobil
Highest Paying City
Menlo Park, CA
Highest Paying State
North Dakota
Average Experience Level
4.6 years
How much does a computer scientist make?
The national average salary for a Computer Scientist in the United States is $90,406 per year or $43.46 per hour. If you are in the top 10 percent, you will make over $163,000; however, if you are in the bottom 10 percent, you will earn less than $50,000 per year. Employers that have the highest concentration of job opportunities for Computer Scientists are Technology companies and Internet companies. Some of the states with the best Computer Scientist salaries are North Dakota, South Dakota, Colorado, Minnesota, and Vermont. Most Computer Scientists spend 4.6 years in the position.
Annual Salaries For Related Jobs
Scientist
$83,906

Average Computer Scientist Salary By Company

Computer Scientists can expect good job security. Some industries pay higher than others. Employers that have the highest concentration of job opportunities for Computer Scientists are Technology companies and Internet companies. Exxon Mobil and Facebook are the highest paying companies. If you can find a job at a company like Google or Microsoft, they also offer very competitive salaries to their Computer Scientists.

Average Computer Scientist Salary By Location

Across America, Computer Scientists make on average $90,406 annually or $43.46 hourly. Menlo Park, CA reports the highest annual salary for Computer Scientists at 131,935. The average entry-level salary in Menlo Park, CA is $83,000. The top 5 states with the highest reported Computer Scientist salaries are North Dakota, South Dakota, Colorado, Minnesota, and Vermont. The lowest earning states are Delaware, South Carolina, Ohio, Virginia, and Florida.
RankCityAverage Salary
1
Menlo Park, CA
$131,935
2
Saint Paul, MN
$128,778
3
Lehi, UT
$123,855
4
Seattle, WA
$120,112
5
Dallas, TX
$119,804

Average Computer Scientist Salary By Industry

The type of industry that a Computer Scientist works in can influence their earning potential. Our data shows that Internet companies, Manufacturing companies, and Professional companies tend to have the highest salaries for Computer Scientists. Salaries for Computer Scientists in Internet companies average $98,029 annually, while Manufacturing companies and Professional companies pay $96,875 and $85,390, respectively. The average salary for Computer Scientists in the Technology industry is lower than the rest, coming in at $77,713.
RankIndustryAverage Salary
1
Internet
$98,029
2
Manufacturing
$96,875
3
Professional
$85,390
4
Technology
$77,713

RECENTLY ADDED Computer Scientist SALARIES

Company
Job
Location
Date Added
Salary
Field Operating Offices of The Office of The Secretary of The Army
Computer Scientist
10/29/2019
$49,081
Headquarters, Air Force Space Command
Computer Scientist
10/29/2019
$89,210
Computer Scientist
10/29/2019
$99,172
U.S. Census Bureau
Computer Scientist
10/26/2019
$57,812
Defense Information Systems Agency
Computer Scientist
10/24/2019
$99,172
Defense Security Service
Computer Scientist
10/24/2019
$99,172
10/24/2019
$117,191
U.S. Air Force-Agency Wide
Computer Scientist
10/23/2019
$89,011
United States Fleet Forces Command
Computer Scientist
09/28/2019
$83,398
Federal Aviation Administration
Computer Scientist
09/28/2019
$81,746
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