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Computer Scientist - Federal Salaries of 2007

Pay Rates for "Computer Scientist"

How much does a Computer Scientist in the federal government get paid? $113,677.22* *Based on the 2007 average.
983 EMPLOYEES
$111.74M TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

Computer Scientist was the 160th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2007, with 983 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2007, the National Institute of Standards and Technology hired the most employees titled Computer Science, with an average salary of $110,287.

Government Computer Science jobs are classified under the General Schedule (GS) payscale. The minimum paygrade for a Computer Science job is GS-6, and the highest paygrade that can be attained within this job series is GS-15. Remember that the starting and maximum yearly pay listed above reflect base pay only - your actual salary will be higher based on the Locality Pay Adjustment for the area in which you work.

Job Description

This occupation includes professional positions which primarily involve the application of, or research into, computer science methods and techniques to store, manipulate, transform or present information by means of computer systems. The primary requirements of the work are (a) professional competence in applying the theoretical foundations of computer science, including computer system architecture and system software organization, the representation and transformation of information structures, and the theoretical models for such representations and transformations; (b) specialized knowledge of the design characteristics, limitations, and potential applications of systems having the ability to transform information, and of broad areas of applications of computing which have common structures, processes, and techniques; and (c) knowledge of relevant mathematical and statistical sciences.

Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) professions fall under this job category. Due to the growing focus of them STEM fields, individuals in this job category tend to advance more quickly than employees in the other job categories. Jobs in this category are being added quickly and many organizations have trouble finding qualified individuals. Individuals in this job category typically recieve pormotions of 2 grade increases at a time until they reach GS-12.

Agencies that have hired a Computer Scientist

Agency Employees Hired Average Salary
National Institute of Standards and Technology 198 $110,286.71
Federal Aviation Administration 160 $111,779.70
National Institutes of Health 125 $113,676.62
Goddard Space Flight Center 75 $109,698.25
Ames Research Center 73 $135,343.63
Federal Bureau of Investigation 44 $110,918.86
Geological Survey 44 $100,352.23
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 36 $98,273.14
National Science Foundation 34 $144,570.79
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 28 $102,986.93
Internal Revenue Service 25 $126,113.88
Department of Energy 21 $122,731.43
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 18 $104,909.00
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 13 $100,170.31
Bureau of the Census 7 $113,735.14
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 7 $124,101.43
Domestic Nuclear Detection Office 6 $113,919.50
Environmental Protection Agency 6 $98,427.17
Patent and Trademark Office 5 $115,087.40
Langley Research Center 5 $92,632.80
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 4 $102,254.00
Bureau of Citizenshp and Immigratn Services 3 $142,245.00
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 3 $142,962.67
Food and Drug Administration 3 $103,212.00
Veterans Health Administration 3 $79,738.00
Department of State 3 $146,025.67
Forest Service 3 $90,705.33
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Commerce) 3 $132,129.67
Office of the Secretary, Research and Technology 2 $131,717.50
Office of Inspector General (Department of Transportation) 2 $114,149.00
U.S. Coast Guard 2 $127,201.00
Transportation Security Administration 2 $120,224.50
Bureau of Industry and Security 2 $114,141.00
Offices, Boards and Divisions 2 $100,573.00
John C. Stennis Space Center 2 $76,130.00
National Archives and Records Administration 2 $117,544.00
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 1 $124,986.00
Natural Resources Conservation Service 1 $123,438.00
National Agricultural Statistics Service 1 $123,467.00
Agency for International Development 1 $143,471.00
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 1 $97,926.00
National Telecommunications and Information Administration 1 $112,389.00
Ous for Science and Technology 1 $90,182.00
Broadcasting Board of Governors 1 $121,967.00
Headquarters, Nasa 1 $123,797.00
Office of the Chief Information Officer (Department of Education) 1 $139,793.00
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality 1 $143,471.00
Financial Management Service 1 $106,713.00

Computer Scientist Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Computer Scientist is $113,677.22. The highest paid Computer Scientist made $200,721 in 2007.

Common Computer Scientist Payscales

Payscale Number of Computer Science Employees
GS - General Schedule 479
ZP - Scientific And Engineering Professional 211
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 110
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 85
FG - Similar To The General Schedule 49
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 9
SL - Senior Level Positions 8
ES - Senior Executive Service 8
EE - Expert (other) 4
EH - Advisory Committee Member (5 U.s.c. 3109 3
ST - Scientific And Professional 3
EJ - Dept Of Energy Org Act Excepted Service 3
EI - Advisory Committee Member (other) 3
EN - Nat Nuclear Security Admin Exc Srvc Only 2
IR - Irs Broadband Class And Pay System Pos 2
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 2
EG - Consultant (other) 1
EV - Faa Executive Compensation Plan 1

Starting Paygrade: $32,716.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-6, Step 1
Maximum Paygrade: $138,572.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-15, Step 10
Category: Professional and Scientific
Occupation Family: 1500 MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES GROUP

Other Jobs at the GS-6 Paygrade

GS-6 is the starting paygrade for Computer Science jobs. Here are some other Federal Government jobs that can be held by employees at the GS-6 paygrade.

Occupation Occupation Category Starting Paygrade Maximum Paygrade
Financial ManagementAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15
Nuclear EngineeringProfessional and ScientificGS-6GS-15
Social WorkProfessional and ScientificGS-6GS-15
Social Insurance AdministrationAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15
MathematicsProfessional and ScientificGS-6GS-15

Average Computer Science Pay Trend from 2004 to 2017

In 2004, the average pay for a Computer Scientist was $102,212. Since then, the average pay has increased to $125,751 in 2017.


Data Sources

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The series code of this occupation is 1550.

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