Computer Scientist Salary in the US

$79,600
per year
per hour
$29.85
per hour
per year
Bonus
$3,250/year
Profit Sharing
$4,670/year

Computer Scientist - Average Salary

The average salary for a Computer Scientist is $79,600 per year ($29.85 per hour), which is $26,110 (+49%) higher than the average salary in the US.
A Computer Scientist can expect an average starting salary of $52,800. The highest salaries can exceed $175,000.
$52,800
Low
$79,600
Average salary
$175,000
High
$19.80
Low
$29.85
Average salary
$65.70
High
Total pay includes salary, bonus and profit sharing.
$0
$116,500
$233,000
Salary$52,800 - 175,000
Bonus$310 - 19,400
Profit Sharing$0 - 38,600
Total Pay$53,110 - 233,000
$19.80
$23
$65.70
Salary$19.80 - 65.70
Total Pay$19.80 - 65.70

Computer Scientist Salary Range

Low
$52,800
Average salary
$79,600
Senior
$121,800
High
$175,000
Low
$19.80
Average salary
$29.85
Senior
$45.70
High
$65.70
Among Computer Scientists in the U.S., Junior Computer Scientists tend to have the lowest salaries, while more experienced workers like Senior Computer Scientists enjoy the highest salaries.

Computer Scientist - Salary Differences

JobSalaryDifference
Senior Computer Scientist$122K/year
+53% 
Adobe Computer Scientist$117K/year
+47% 
FBI Computer Scientist$114K/year
+43% 
Junior Computer Scientist$65K/year
 -19%

Computer Scientist - Pay by Experience Level in the United States

An Entry Level Computer Scientist with less than three years of experience can expect to earn an average starting salary of $52,800 per year. A mid career Computer Scientist with 4-9 years of experience earns an average salary of $74,600, while a Senior Computer Scientist with 10-20 years of experience makes on average $121,800. Computer Scientists with more than 20 years of experience earn $137,600 per year on average.

How Work Experience Affects the Salary of a Computer Scientist

Late Career▲ +73%
Senior▲ +53%
Average Salary$79,600/year
Mid Career▼ -6%
Entry Level▼ -34%

Gender Breakdown

Female
20%
Male
80%

Computer Scientist - Related Salaries

The salary information presented on this page is based on all Computer Scientist jobs published on Jobted in the last 12 months and on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS.gov).
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