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Computer Scientist salary in the United States

Average salary
$97,500/yr
Based on 1,208 income tax records
$31,500
$249,500
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Based on income reported to the IRS in box 1 of W-2.

From consenting TurboTax customers

$31,500
$249,500
DATA PROVIDED BY turbotax icon

Based on income reported to the IRS in box 1 of W-2.

From consenting TurboTax customers

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The average salary for a Computer Scientist in the United States is $97,500 per year. These insights are exclusive to Mint Salary and is based on 1,208 tax returns from TurboTax customers who reported this type of occupation. Computer Scientist salaries in the United States can vary between $31,500 to $249,500 and depend on various factors, including skills, experience, employer, bonuses, and more. Read more
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Computer Scientist salary by city

Location
Average salary per year
Salary range
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Seattle Metro Area, WA
37 income tax records
$200,000/yr
$116K – $268K
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San Jose Metro Area, CA
35 income tax records
$180,500/yr
$133K – $304K
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San Francisco Metro Area, CA
55 income tax records
$175,000/yr
$146K – $205K
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New York Metro Area, NY
48 income tax records
$116,500/yr
$81K – $214K
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San Diego Metro Area, CA
25 income tax records
$110,500/yr
$91K – $119K
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Albuquerque Metro Area, NM
27 income tax records
$109,500/yr
$99K – $114K
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Baltimore Metro Area, MD
100 income tax records
$107,000/yr
$79K – $132K
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Boston Metro Area, MA
38 income tax records
$107,000/yr
$74K – $144K
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Washington Metro Area, DC
136 income tax records
$103,500/yr
$83K – $134K
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Houston Metro Area, TX
11 income tax records
$102,500/yr
$82K – $123K
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Los Angeles Metro Area, CA
20 income tax records
$100,500/yr
$84K – $117K
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Atlantic City Metro Area, NJ
13 income tax records
$100,000/yr
$80K – $111K
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Chicago Metro Area, IL
18 income tax records
$99,000/yr
$82K – $106K
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Philadelphia Metro Area, PA
21 income tax records
$96,500/yr
$67K – $106K
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San Antonio Metro Area, TX
23 income tax records
$90,500/yr
$78K – $115K
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Providence Metro Area, RI
13 income tax records
$90,000/yr
$74K – $105K
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Utica Metro Area, NY
10 income tax records
$89,500/yr
$68K – $100K
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Dallas Metro Area, TX
13 income tax records
$89,000/yr
$76K – $122K
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Virginia Beach Metro Area, VA
15 income tax records
$88,000/yr
$84K – $99K
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Austin Metro Area, TX
12 income tax records
$87,500/yr
$68K – $146K
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Atlanta Metro Area, GA
15 income tax records
$84,500/yr
$69K – $101K
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Bakersfield Metro Area, CA
19 income tax records
$83,000/yr
$66K – $101K
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Charleston Metro Area, SC
13 income tax records
$82,500/yr
$62K – $101K
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Oklahoma City Metro Area, OK
16 income tax records
$76,000/yr
$58K – $93K
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Crestview Metro Area, FL
10 income tax records
$74,000/yr
$62K – $85K
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Ogden Metro Area, UT
22 income tax records
$65,000/yr
$52K – $77K

Computer Scientist salary by company

Employer
Average salary per year
Salary range
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Amazon, King County, WA
11 income tax records
$243,500/yr
$165K – $270K
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Lawrence Livermore National Secu, Alameda County, CA
12 income tax records
$170,000/yr
$148K – $188K
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National Technology And Engineering Solutions Of Sandia, Bernalillo County, NM
18 income tax records
$111,000/yr
$101K – $118K
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US Department Of Defense, San Diego County, CA
14 income tax records
$105,500/yr
$90K – $112K

How much do similar occupations make?

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Data Scientist
4,421 income tax records
$104,000/yr
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Computer Consultant
314 income tax records
$100,000/yr
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Computer Engineer
1,388 income tax records
$102,000/yr
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Computer Technician
4,950 income tax records
$44,000/yr

Computer Scientist demographics in the United States

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46% are single
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54% are married
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37% have kids
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53% own a home

Computer Scientist salaries by age

$0
$30,500
$61,000
$91,500
$122,000
18-25
26-35
36-45
46-55
56+
Years of age

Effective Tax Rates for Computer Scientists in the United States

1,208 full-time salaries from 2019
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The average salary for a computer scientist in the United States is $97,500 per year. Computer scientist salaries in the United States can vary between $31,500 to $249,500 and depend on various factors, including skills, experience, employer, bonuses, tips, and more.

This data is exclusive to Mint Salary and is based on 1,208 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: Amazon ($243,500 a year), Lawrence Livermore National Secu ($170,000 a year), and National Technology and Engineering Solutions of Sandia ($111,000 a year).

The following cities offer the highest salaries for computer scientists in the United States: Seattle Metro Area, WA ($200,000 a year), San Jose Metro Area, CA ($180,500 a year), and San Francisco Metro Area, CA ($175,000 a year).
*Total salary amounts here include total taxable wages, tips, prizes and other compensation. Learn more
**Total salary ranges shown here exclude outliers.