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Computer and Information Research Scientists in Pennsylvania

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Computer and Information Research Scientists in Pennsylvania

Is Pennsylvania a good place for you to work as a Computer and Information Research Scientist?

13.1% Jobs Projection
$106,800 Median Salary
50 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Computer and Information Research Scientists in Pennsylvania are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Computer and Information Research Scientists in Pennsylvania is growing faster than average.

  • Computer and Information Research Scientists in Pennsylvania earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Computer and Information Research Scientists Work in Pennsylvania?

In 2018, there were 410 Computer and Information Research Scientists working in the state.

There were 370 Computer and Information Research Scientists employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 40 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Computer and Information Research Scientists in PA Employment Trend

The typical state has 355 Computer and Information Research Scientists working in it, which means Pennsylvania has more Computer and Information Research Scientists than average.

Computer and Information Research Scientists in PA vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Pennsylvania

Jobs for Computer and Information Research Scientists in this state are growing at a rate of 13.1% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 19.0%.

Job Projections for Computer and Information Research Scientists: Nation vs. PA

Pennsylvania Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 50 annual Computer and Information Research Scientists job openings in Pennsylvania, and 690 total jobs in the year 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 2,500 annual jobs and 33,200 total jobs in 2026.

What do Computer and Information Research Scientists Make in Pennsylvania?

In 2018 wages for Computer and Information Research Scientists ranged from $65,940 to $142,710 with $106,800 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $31.7 to $68.61. The median hourly rate was $51.34.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $49.67 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $1.67.

The median salary in Pennsylvania is higher than the nationwide median salary.

Computer and Information Research Scientists Earnings: PA vs. National Average

Top Pennsylvania Metros for Computer and Information Research Scientists

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Computer and Information Research Scientists.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,860 $130,590
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 240 $107,380

Top States for Computer and Information Research Scientists Employment

View the list below to see where most Computer and Information Research Scientists work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
California 7,300 $128,370
Maryland 2,900 $116,370
Virginia 2,740 $126,060
Texas 1,830 $122,840
Washington 1,480 $138,110
New York 1,430 $125,090
New Jersey 1,080 $124,240
Utah 770 $95,720
New Mexico 770 $132,350
Massachusetts 720 $111,450
Georgia 690 $96,490
Florida 540 $95,990
Oklahoma 510 $85,190
Illinois 500 $115,290
Colorado 480 $117,330
District of Columbia 480 $126,280
Ohio 480 $110,350
Rhode Island 410 $116,600
Pennsylvania 410 $106,800
South Carolina 370 $99,640

Below are the states where Computer and Information Research Scientists get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
Washington $138,110
New Mexico $132,350
Minnesota $130,830
New Hampshire $130,320
Idaho $129,400
California $128,370
District of Columbia $126,280
Virginia $126,060
New York $125,090
New Jersey $124,240

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