Computer And Information Research Scientists

Training Requirements for Computer And Information Research Scientists

Computer and information research scientists need a doctoral or professional degree.

Degrees for Computer and information research scientists
Percent
Less than High School 0.2
High School 1.3
Some College 2.1
Associates Degree 0.4
Bachelors Degree 43.6
Masters Degree 32.2
Doctorate or Professional Degree 20.2

Employment Outlook for Computer And Information Research Scientists

This represents about 25,000 people in the United States.

Over the next 10 years there will be aproximately 2,000 more computer and information research scientists but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 6,000 more.

Typical Income for Computer And Information Research Scientists

Hourly Income

On average,computer and information research scientists make $55.92 per hour.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Computer and information research scientists $31.23 $42.02 $53.77 $67.52 $81.58
Computer and mathematical occupations $20.51 $28.42 $39.82 $53.70 $67.91
Computer occupations $20.46 $28.41 $39.84 $53.73 $67.91
National Average $9.27 $11.60 $17.81 $28.92 $45.45

Annual Salaries

On average, computer and information research scientists make $116,320 per year.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Computer and information research scientists $64,950 $87,400 $111,840 $140,430 $169,680
Computer and mathematical occupations $42,650 $59,120 $82,830 $111,690 $141,250
Computer occupations $42,560 $59,090 $82,860 $111,770 $141,260
National Average $19,290 $24,140 $37,040 $60,150 $94,540

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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