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Computer and Information Scientists

Wages & Outlook


Typical Wages   This career pays well above the median wage.

Wages listed below are for a variety of experience and education levels. Make sure that you research the typical entry-level education and work experience and training requirements for this occupation.

This career: $64.00
Statewide median: $20.95


This is a very high-wage career. It pays well above the statewide median wage.

Wages for Computer and Information Scientists *

Area Low Median High
$44.83 $57.90 $73.11
$51.05 $64.00 $75.49
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN
$51.22 $64.19 $75.63

* "Low" indicates 25% of workers earn less and 75% earn more.
"Median" indicates 50% of workers earn less and 50% earn more.
"High" indicates 75% of workers earn less and 25% earn more.

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In Minnesota, there are 240 workers employed in this very small career.

Where do Computer and Information Scientists most often work?


Current Demand

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This career is currently in moderate demand.


Future Demand   This career is projected to grow much faster than average.

This career is seeing very high growth compared to other careers.

There will be a need for about 353 new Computer and Information Scientists to meet market demand between 2016-2026. This includes the demand due to replacement (workers leaving the occupation or retiring) as well as growth.


Employment Outlook for Computer and Information Scientists
Area Employment Employment Change
2018 2028 Number Percent
U S 31,700 37,000 5,200 16.5%
Minnesota 2016 2026 Number Percent
Statewide 357 446 89 24.9%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 328 413 85 25.9%

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