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Professional and Business Services10100%
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Computer and Information Research Scientists (15-1111)
Conduct research into fundamental computer and information science as theorists, designers, or inventors. Develop solutions to problems in the field of computer hardware and software.
Mean Wage History
Compared to
Occupational Group
Current$0.00 $78471.01  -$78471.01
2015$0.00NaN$76478.10 +2.6%-$76478.09
2014$0.00NaN$75045.69 +1.9%-$75045.68
2013$0.00NaN$73613.28 +1.9%-$73613.28
2012$0.00NaN$72180.87 +2.0%-$72180.87
2011$0.00NaN$71059.86 +1.6%-$71059.85
2010$0.00NaN$69814.29 +1.8%-$69814.28
2009$0.00NaN$69066.94 +1.1%-$69066.94
2008$0.00NaN$67011.75 +3.1%-$67011.75
2007$0.00NaN$64769.72 +3.5%-$64769.72
Compared to
All Occupations
Current$0.00 $40188.76  -$40188.76
2015$0.00NaN$39064.37 +2.9%-$39064.37
2014$0.00NaN$38229.12 +2.2%-$38229.11
2013$0.00NaN$37458.11 +2.1%-$37458.10
2012$0.00NaN$36815.60 +1.7%-$36815.60
2011$0.00NaN$36237.35 +1.6%-$36237.34
2010$0.00NaN$35626.97 +1.7%-$35626.96
2009$0.00NaN$35145.09 +1.4%-$35145.08
2008$0.00NaN$34245.58 +2.6%-$34245.57
2007$0.00NaN$33153.32 +3.3%-$33153.31
Note: The mid-wage is the median wage. The average wage is the mean wage. The entry-level wage is equal to the average of the lower third of reported wages for the occupation. The wage range consists of the 10th and 90th percentiles; 80% of workers earn between this wage range, 10% earn less while 10% earn more.
Reference Date: 1st Quarter 2016
Top Areas For This Occupation
Best Pay
Median Wage / Employment
North Central $53.30  
Highest Employment
Median Wage / Employment
North Central $53.30  
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