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Computer scientist salary in United States

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

Average base salary

Average $107,900
Low $63,886
High $182,236

The average salary for a computer scientist is $107,900 per year in the United States. 222 salaries reported, updated at September 29, 2023

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Top companies for Computer Scientists in United States

  1. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
    208 reviews7 salaries reported
    $201,881per year
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Highest paying cities for Computer Scientists near United States

  1. Livermore, CA
    $196,304 per year
    8 salaries reported
  2. Cupertino, CA
    $169,326 per year
    80 salaries reported
  3. San Jose, CA
    $161,400 per year
    7 salaries reported
  1. Albuquerque, NM
    $135,260 per year
    24 salaries reported
  2. Fort George G Meade, MD
    $118,005 per year
    14 salaries reported
  3. Lemont, IL
    $117,699 per year
    11 salaries reported
  1. Austin, TX
    $104,335 per year
    303 salaries reported
  2. West Lake Hills, TX
    $103,964 per year
    225 salaries reported
  3. San Antonio, TX
    $102,257 per year
    50 salaries reported
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Where can a Computer Scientist earn more?

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Salary satisfaction

Based on 8 ratings

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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How much do similar professions get paid in United States?

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