Updated Dec 13, 2021

How much does a Computer Scientist make in Washington, DC Area?

Updated Dec 13, 2021

Experience

Industry

$99,740 / yrTotal Pay
$85,150 / yrBase Pay
$14,589 / yrAdditional Pay

$99,740

 / yr
$59K$171K
Most Likely Range
Possible Range

The estimated total pay for a Computer Scientist is $99,740 per year in the Washington, DC Area area, with an average salary of $85,150 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 $14,589 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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Some related job titles are Computational Chemistry Salaries with median pay of $84,586, Computational Fluid Dynamics Engineer Salaries with median pay of $97,296, Research Scientist Salaries with median pay of $107,641, Research Scientist, Computational Chemistry Salaries with median pay of $87,727.

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US Naval Research Laboratory
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Computer ScientistSee 5 salaries from this location

$96,958

 / yr

$99,491

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$96,317

 / yr

$93,883

 / yr

$95,556

 / yr

$71,874

 / yr

$98,031

 / yr

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$6,917

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$61,157

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$108,584

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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.

How does the Computer scientist salary in Washington, DC compare to the national average salary in US for the same job?

The average salary for a Computer scientist in US is $106,012 per year based on 1,180 salary contributions, which is 2.43% more than the salary for a Computer scientist in Washington, DC . The cost of living and the local demand for the work are among the factors affecting wages. The top 3 companies in US where a Computer scientist gets the highest compensation are Orbital Insight Inc, SMA, Inc. and Booz Allen Hamilton Inc.. Bigger companies typically pay 28.1% more than smaller companies for a Computer scientist.

Recent Salaries Shared

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Job Title

Location

Total Pay

Base Pay | Additional Pay

Total Years of Experience

Years at Recent Employer

Submitted

Date of Time

Computer Scientist

Washington, DC

 | 4-6 years

$63,000

/yr

Submitted6 days ago

4-6 years
6 days ago
Computational Scientist

Washington, DC

 | 15+ years

$95,000

/yr

Submitted9 days ago

15+ years
9 days ago
Computer Scientist

Washington, DC

 | <1 year

$61,000

/yr

Submitted11 days ago

<1 year
11 days ago
Computer Scientist (1550)

Washington, DC

 | 1-3 years

$62,300

/yr

Submitted12 days ago

1-3 years
12 days ago
Computer Scientist

Washington, DC

 | 4-6 years

$98,480

/yr

Submitted14 days ago

4-6 years
14 days ago
Computer Scientist

Washington, DC

 | <1 year

$75,000

/yr

Submitted15 days ago

<1 year
15 days ago
Computer Scientist

Washington, DC

 | 1-3 years

$96,000

/yr

Submitted17 days ago

1-3 years
17 days ago
Computer Scientist (1550)

Washington, DC

 | 15+ years

$114,000

/yr

$111K | $3K

Submitted17 days ago

15+ years
17 days ago
Computer Scientist

Washington, DC

 | 15+ years

$167,000

/yr

$165K | $2K

Submitted18 days ago

15+ years
18 days ago

Computer Scientist pay FAQ in Washington, DC Area

The average salary for a Computer Scientist is $85,150 per year in Washington, DC Area. Salaries estimates are based on 1622 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Computer Scientist employees in Washington, DC Area.

The highest salary for a Computer Scientist in Washington, DC Area is $143,895 per year.

The lowest salary for a Computer Scientist in Washington, DC Area is $50,388 per year.

If you are thinking of becoming a Computer Scientist or planning the next step in your career, find details about the role, the career path and salary trajectory of a Computer Scientist.