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Updated Dec 13, 2021

How much does a Computer Scientist make?

Updated Dec 13, 2021

Experience

$119,652 / yrTotal Pay
$97,715 / yrBase Pay
$21,937 / yrAdditional Pay

$119,652

 / yr
$46K$314K
Most Likely Range
Possible Range

The estimated total pay for a Computer Scientist is $119,652 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $97,715 per year. These numbers represent the median, which is the midpoint of the ranges from our proprietary Total Pay Estimate model and based on salaries collected from our users. The estimated additional pay is $21,937 per year. Additional pay could include cash bonus, commission, tips, and profit sharing. The "Most Likely Range" represents values that exist within the 25th and 75th percentile of all pay data available for this role.

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What are some related job titles for Computer Scientist?

Some related job titles are Computational Chemistry Salaries with median pay of $94,174, Computational Fluid Dynamics Engineer Salaries with median pay of $101,557, Research Scientist Salaries with median pay of $96,572, Research Scientist, Computational Chemistry Salaries with median pay of $94,641.

What are total pay estimates for a Computer Scientist at different companies?

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Adobe
4.4
Computer Scientist

225 salaries

1,943 open jobs

$151,444

 / yr
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
4.4
Computer Scientist

89 salaries

522 open jobs

$128,577

 / yr
US Air Force
4.1
Computer Scientist

61 salaries

876 open jobs

$107,042

 / yr
SRI International
3.9
Computer Scientist

55 salaries

86 open jobs

$125,493

 / yr
Naval Surface Warfare Center
3.7
Computer Scientist

38 salaries

$118,624

 / yr
US Department of Defense
4.0
Computer Scientist

35 salaries

98 open jobs

$128,035

 / yr
US Navy
3.7
Computer Scientist

33 salaries

107 open jobs

$120,109

 / yr

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NAWC
3.7
Computer Scientist

31 salaries

$121,667

 / yr

$117,813

 / yr
US Army
3.8
Computer Scientist

21 salaries

2,690 open jobs

$111,466

 / yr
University of Southern California
4.4
Computer Scientist

20 salaries

1,313 open jobs

$113,781

 / yr
Naval Information Warfare Center Atlantic
4.0
Computer Scientist

19 salaries

$116,363

 / yr
Naval Air Systems Command
3.7
Computer Scientist

18 salaries

3 open jobs

$111,931

 / yr
Southwest Research Institute
4.0
Computer Scientist

15 salaries

185 open jobs

$112,652

 / yr
FAA
4.0
Computer Scientist

15 salaries

114 open jobs

$112,986

 / yr
Hill Air Force Base
3.9
Computer Scientist

13 salaries

$115,420

 / yr

$115,413

 / yr
United States Federal Government
4.1
Computer Scientist

13 salaries

221 open jobs

$115,414

 / yr
Naval Undersea Warfare Center
3.7
Computer Scientist

12 salaries

$116,688

 / yr
US Geological Survey
3.9
Computer Scientist

12 salaries

20 open jobs

$108,352

 / yr
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What is the pay outlook for Research & Science?

Research and science jobs offer pay well above the national average. Increased demand for STEM workers is increasing salaries in research and science. Jobs in these fields, however, often require higher education at the graduate level and/or specialized training. While domain-specific expertise gives workers in these fields access to very specialized jobs, there are also many employers who hire STEM workers for their general data and technology skills.

Recent computer scientist Salaries

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Total Pay

Basic Pay | Additional Pay

Total Years of Experience

Years at Recent Employer

Submitted

Date of Time

Computer Scientist (1550)

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$90,000

/yr

$88K | $2K

SubmittedYesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday
Computer Scientist

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$19

/hr

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Computer Scientist

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$10

/hr

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Computer Scientist (1550)

United States of America

 | <1 year

$71,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

<1 year
Yesterday
Computer Scientist

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$77,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Computer Scientist (1550)

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$102,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday
Computer Scientist

United States of America

 | <1 year

$75,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

<1 year
Yesterday
Research Computer Scientist

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$80,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Computational Scientist

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$65,000

/yr

Submitted2 days ago

1-3 years
2 days ago

Computer Scientist pay FAQ

The national average salary for a Computer Scientist is $97,715 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Computer Scientist salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 1388 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Computer Scientist employees.

The highest salary for a Computer Scientist in United States is $261,680 per year.

The lowest salary for a Computer Scientist in United States is $36,488 per year.

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