Computer Scientist salary in the United States

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Based on 2,152 income tax records
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How much do Computer Scientists make?
The average total salary for a Computer Scientist is $96,000 per year. This is based on data from 2,152 TurboTax users who reported their occupation as Computer Scientist and includes taxable wages, tips, bonuses, and more. Computer Scientist salary can vary between $38,000 to $267,500 depending on factors including education, skills, experience, employer & location. Read more
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Computer Scientist salary by location

Computer Scientist salary by company

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Salary range**
Adobe, Santa Clara County, CA
12 income tax records
$211K – $569K
Lawrence Livermore National Secu, Alameda County, CA
17 income tax records
$115K – $236K
Ntess, Bernalillo County, NM
37 income tax records
$90K – $153K
US Department Of Defense, Fairfax County, VA
18 income tax records
$68K – $164K
National Finance Center, Montgomery County, MD
11 income tax records
$42K – $144K
Southwest Research Institute, Bexar County, TX
10 income tax records
$41K – $78K

Computer Scientist demographics in United States

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51% are single
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49% are married
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33% have kids
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54% own a home

Effective Tax Rates for Computer Scientists in United States

2,152 full-time salaries from 2019
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The average salary for a computer scientist in the United States is $96,000 per year. Computer scientist salaries in the United States can vary between $38,000 to $267,500 and depend on various factors, including skills, experience, employer, bonuses, tips, and more.

This data is exclusive to Mint Salary and is based on 2,152 tax returns from TurboTax customers who reported their occupation as computer scientist.

The following companies offer the highest salaries for computer scientists in the United States: Adobe ($289,500 a year), Lawrence Livermore National Secu ($167,500 a year), and Ntess ($115,500 a year).

The following cities offer the highest salaries for computer scientists in the United States: San Jose Metro Area, CA ($259,500 a year), San Francisco Metro Area, CA ($170,500 a year), and Seattle Metro Area, WA ($159,500 a year).
Total salary amounts here include total taxable wages, tips, prizes and other compensation. Salaries here are not representative of the total population and may reflect different levels of experience or education. Learn more
Total salary ranges shown here exclude outliers.