Computer and Information Research Scientists

8.6/10 job score
AUTOMATION RISK
4%
risk level
POLLING
GROWTH
21.9%
by 2030
WAGES
$126,830
or $60.97 hourly
VOLUME
30,220
as of 2020

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 4% (Totally Safe)

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What do you think the risk of automation is?

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How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Computer and Information Research Scientists' job openings is expected to rise 21.9% by 2030
'Computer and Information Research Scientists' is expected to be a very fast growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2020 and 2030.
Updated projections are due Sep 2022.

What are the median wages for 'Computer and Information Research Scientists' in the United States?

In 2020 the median annual wage for 'Computer and Information Research Scientists' was $126,830, or $60.97 hourly
'Computer and Information Research Scientists' are paid 202.3% higher than the national median wage, which stands at $41,950
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed in this occupation?

As of 2020 there were 30,220 people employed as Computer and Information Research Scientists.
This represents around 0.02% of the employed workforce across the United States.

Job description

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.

SOC Code: 15-1221.00

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