Computer and information research scientists

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Total Workforce

30.8k

Average Age

39.2

Average Salary

$104,670

Average Male Salary

$109,331

Average Female Salary

$92,717

About

Computer and information research scientists are most often employed by the Computer Systems Design industry. The average yearly wage for Computer and information research scientists was $104,670 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Computer and information research scientists by wage are Information security analysts, Geoscientists and hydrologists, except geographers, and Computer network architects.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Computer and information research scientists are Redmond, Kirkland Cities, Inglewood & Finn Hill PUMA, WA, Severn, Odenton, Crofton, Maryland City & Fort Meade PUMA, MD, and Cambridge City PUMA, MA. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Computer and information research scientists are Redmond, Kirkland Cities, Inglewood & Finn Hill PUMA, WA, Severn, Odenton, Crofton, Maryland City & Fort Meade PUMA, MD, and Cambridge City PUMA, MA.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Computer and information research scientists and on wages and locations for those in the field. Computer Systems Design is the industry that employs the most Computer and information research scientists, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Computer and information research scientists, by average wage, is Internet publishing, broadcasting & web search portals. Computer and information research scientists are paid most in Redmond, Kirkland Cities, Inglewood & Finn Hill PUMA, WA but are relatively concentrated in Redmond, Kirkland Cities, Inglewood & Finn Hill PUMA, WA.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$104,670

AVERAGE SALARY

± $11,921

In 2018, Computer and information research scientists earned an average of $104,670, $50,782 more than than the average national salary of $53,888.

Geoscientists and hydrologists, except geographers make somewhat more than Computer and information research scientists while Information security analysts make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Computer and information research scientists as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.399

WAGE GINI

In 2018, Computer and information research scientists had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.399, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Computer and information research scientists (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

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Spatial Concentration

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Computer and information research scientists.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Computer and information research scientists, by number of employees, are Computer Systems Design, Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges, and National security & international affairs.

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Industries by Share

30.8k

2018 Workforce

± 4,305

This graphic shows the share of Computer and information research scientists employed by various industries. Computer Systems Design employs the largest share of Computer and information research scientists at  29%, followed by Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges with 11.3% and National security & international affairs with 9.02%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Computer and information research scientists in the US. The average age of male Computer and information research scientists in the workforce is 39.6 and of female Computer and information research scientists is 38, and the most common race/ethnicity for Computer and information research scientists is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

22.1k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 3,652

8.63k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 2,280

71.9% of Computer and information research scientists are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Computer and information research scientists.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Computer and information research scientists

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)

  3. Black (Non-Hispanic)

63.9% of Computer and information research scientists are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 19.6% of Computer and information research scientists, Asian (Non-Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Computer and information research scientists.

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Age by Gender

39.6

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 2.16

38

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 3.39

The median age of Computer and information research scientists is 39.2, and Male employees are generally 1.62 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Computer and information research scientists from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Computer and information research scientists is Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services but a relatively high number of Computer and information research scientists hold a major in Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services.

Majors

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