An hourly pay for a computer scientist is dependent on a few factors:
- Years of experience
- Needed skillset & speciality
So, given the above you can look at average salaries on websites such as glassdoor.com (self reported salaries by employees) or careerexplorer.com to get an idea of salaries by seniority, role, and region.
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You've received some great answers from previous posters. I'd like to add that I checked with ZipRecruiter and here's what I found out.
As of Oct 22, 2020, the average hourly pay for a Computer Science in the United States is $33.69 an hour.
While ZipRecruiter is seeing hourly wages as high as $68.03 and as low as $9.86, the majority of Computer Science wages currently range between $20.67 (25th percentile) to $48.08 (75th percentile) across the United States. The average pay range for a Computer Science varies greatly (by as much as $27.40), which suggests there may be many opportunities for advancement and increased pay based on skill level, location and years of experience.
I hope this was helpful. Good luck to you!
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The average salary range for a computer scientist really depends on a number of factors. The big 3 factors are location (where do you want to work), experience, and specific field. For instance, an entry level software engineer in San Francisco working on a standard java stack will likely make in the $130K-$140K range. The same role in Indianapolis would be in. the $75K-$85K range. Remember that these are just broad estimates.
I would recommend looking at Glassdoor and search for specific jobs and locations that suit you.
Best of luck