The median annual wage of computer and information research scientists was $100,660 in May 2010. The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $57,630, and the top 10 percent earned more than $153,120.
Most computer and information research scientists work full time. Those working on independent research may have flexibility in their work schedules.
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition