Computer & information research scientists

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Total Workforce

24k

Average Age

39

Average Salary

$104,285

Average Male Salary

$111,984

Average Female Salary

$83,927

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Computer & information research scientists are most often employed by the Computer Systems Design industry. The average yearly wage for Computer & information research scientists was $104,285 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Computer & information research scientists by wage are Electrical & electronics engineers, Computer hardware engineers, and Financial managers.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Computer & information research scientists are . The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Computer & information research scientists are .

Employment

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

Wages

Yearly Wage

$104,285

AVERAGE SALARY

± $11,620

In 2017, Computer & information research scientists earned an average of $104,285, $52,220 more than than the average national salary of $52,065.

Financial managers make somewhat more than Computer & information research scientists while Electrical & electronics engineers make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Computer & information research scientists as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.348

WAGE GINI

In 2017, Computer & information research scientists had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.348, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Computer & information research scientists (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Computer & information research scientists.

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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 & information research scientists.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Computer & information research scientists, by number of employees, are Computer Systems Design, Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges, and Scientific research & development services.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Computer & information research scientists, by average wage, are Internet publishing, broadcasting & web search portals, Management, scientific & technical consulting services, and Software publishing.

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Industries by Share

24k

2017 Workforce

± 3,803

29.6%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 18.5%

The number of people employed as Computer & information research scientists has been growing at a rate of 29.6%, from 18,518 people in 2016 to 24,001 people in 2017.

This graphic shows the share of Computer & information research scientists employed by various industries. Computer Systems Design employs the largest share of Computer & information research scientists at  21.1%, followed by Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges with 12.5% and Scientific research & development services with 9.5%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Computer & information research scientists in the US. The average age of male Computer & information research scientists in the workforce is 38.5 and of female Computer & information research scientists is 40.4, and the most common race/ethnicity for Computer & information research scientists is White.

Gender Composition

17.4k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 3,240

6.59k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 1,992

72.6% of Computer & information research scientists are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Computer & information research scientists.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Computer & information research scientists

  1. White

  2. Asian

  3. Black

69.5% of Computer & information research scientists are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 21.6% of Computer & information research scientists, Asian is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Computer & information research scientists.

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Age by Gender

38.5

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 2.23

40.4

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 3.86

The median age of Computer & information research scientists is 39, and Male employees are generally 1.84 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

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

Majors

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Computer & information research scientists from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Computer & information research scientists need many skills, but most especially Systems Evaluation, Active Learning, and Systems Analysis. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Computer & information research scientists need more than the average amount of Programming, Technology Design, and Science.

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