Computer scientist

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How much does a Computer Scientist make in the United States?

Average base salary
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593 salaries reported, updated at Jul 07, 2020
$107,731
per year
The average salary for a computer scientist is $107,731 per year in the United States.
Most common benefits
  • Referral program
  • Military leave
  • Employee stock ownership plan
  • Gym membership
  • 401(k) matching
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Most common benefits for Computer Scientists

  • Referral program
  • Military leave
  • Employee stock ownership plan
  • Gym membership
  • 401(k) matching
  • Unlimited paid time off
  • Health insurance
  • AD&D insurance
  • Flexible spending account
  • Stock options
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Prescription drug insurance
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Salary satisfaction

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75% of Computer scientists in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area

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