Computer Scientist Salaries

1,102 SalariesUpdated May 17, 2021

Average Base Pay
$104,591 / yr
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How much does a Computer Scientist make?

The national average salary for a Computer Scientist is $104,591 in United States. Filter by location to see Computer Scientist salaries in your area. Salary estimates are based on 1,102 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Computer Scientist employees.

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Computer Scientist

Adobe

$137,636/yr

Range: $13K - $200K

211 salaries

$137,636/yr
$13K$200K

Computer Scientist

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

$162,208/yr

Range: $109K - $247K

83 salaries

$162,208/yr
$109K$247K

Computer Scientist

SRI International

$126,518/yr

Range: $92K - $172K

50 salaries

$126,518/yr
$92K$172K

Computer Scientist

US Air Force

$77,942/yr

Range: $41K - $116K

40 salaries

$77,942/yr
$41K$116K

Computer Scientist

US Department of Defense

$86,609/yr

Range: $57K - $128K

31 salaries

$86,609/yr
$57K$128K

Computer Scientist

US Navy

$81,186/yr

Range: $47K - $130K

28 salaries

$81,186/yr
$47K$130K

Computer Scientist

Naval Surface Warfare Center

$82,583/yr

Range: $65K - $118K

28 salaries

$82,583/yr
$65K$118K

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Computer Scientist

Naval Information Warfare Systems Command

$95,475/yr

Range: $74K - $143K

24 salaries

$95,475/yr
$74K$143K

Computer Scientist

US Army

$90,006/yr

Range: $52K - $148K

19 salaries

$90,006/yr
$52K$148K

Computer Scientist

NAWC

$78,032/yr

Range: $53K - $112K

19 salaries

$78,032/yr
$53K$112K

Computer Scientist

University of Southern California

$133,066/yr

Range: $114K - $152K

18 salaries

$133,066/yr
$114K$152K

Computer Scientist

Naval Information Warfare Center Atlantic

$91,885/yr

Range: $66K - $121K

18 salaries

$91,885/yr
$66K$121K

Computer Scientist

University of Chicago

$116,733/yr

Range: $117K - $132K

11 salaries

$116,733/yr
$117K$132K

Computer Scientist

FAA

$100,708/yr

Range: $79K - $114K

11 salaries

$100,708/yr
$79K$114K

Computer Scientist

Southwest Research Institute

$90,022/yr

Range: $74K - $155K

11 salaries

$90,022/yr
$74K$155K

Computer Scientist

United States Federal Government

$84,779/yr

Range: $53K - $140K

10 salaries

$84,779/yr
$53K$140K

Computer Scientist

MITRE

$136,586/yr

Range: $93K - $148K

10 salaries

$136,586/yr
$93K$148K

Computer Scientist

US Naval Research Laboratory

$92,368/yr

Range: $66K - $123K

10 salaries

$92,368/yr
$66K$123K

Computer Scientist

GE

$119,621/yr

Range: $70K - $135K

9 salaries

$119,621/yr
$70K$135K

Computer Scientist

US Geological Survey

$70,784/yr

Range: $43K - $94K

9 salaries

$70,784/yr
$43K$94K

Recent Salary Reports

Below are the most recent computer scientist salary reports. Employer name has been removed to protect anonymity.

$94,000
per year
A Computer Scientist in the Bakersfield, CA Area area reported making $94,000 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Bakersfield, CA Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Government
$62,084
per year
A Computer Scientist in the New York City, NY Area area reported making $62,084 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
New York City, NY Area area
Temporary
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$155,000
per year
A Computer Scientist in the Seattle, WA Area area reported making $155,000 per year
Additional Pay
$15k cash bonus
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Seattle, WA Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$78,000
per year
A Computer Scientist in the Seattle, WA Area area reported making $78,000 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Seattle, WA Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Government
$136,000
per year
A Computer Scientist in the Los Angeles, CA Area area reported making $136,000 per year
Additional Pay
$1k cash bonus
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Los Angeles, CA Area area
Full-time
 
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
$200,000
per year
A Computer Scientist in the San Jose, CA Area area reported making $200,000 per year
Additional Pay
$15k cash bonus
$20k stock bonus
$5k profit sharing
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
San Jose, CA Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$83,500
per year
A Computational Scientist in the Houston, TX Area area reported making $83,500 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Houston, TX Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Hospital
$135,000
per year
A Computer Scientist in the Washington, DC Area area reported making $135,000 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Washington, DC Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
College / University