dcsimg

Masters in Computer Science Salaries

Master of Computer Science Salaries

Individuals that persevere through the completion of a Master of Computer Science program usually do well once they enter the job market - although the right career opportunity may not always present itself immediately. It was not long ago that a bachelor's in computer science, computer engineering or if it could be found, a bachelor's in software engineering would be sufficient for excellent job placement coming out of school. In many instances it still is. But computer science and software development have moved well beyond application development and PC design. Many of the companies hiring for these professions today are tech-heavy industries or research firms that are beginning to advertise for applicants with graduate level degrees. Right now, the end of the first decade in the twenty first century, is a good time to invest in a master's degree in computer science. It still has a lot of throw-weight in the industries that are hiring. Our data is taken from Payscale.com.

1. Software Engineer: People working in this field who hold a master's degree have a salary range of $62,294 - $86,428. That puts the median pay at about $75,000. A lead software engineer/developer has a salary range of $93,598 - $127,375, with a median salary of almost $110,000.

2. Computer Systems Engineer: There is data available on this position for the entry level opportunity and for the senior level systems engineer. A recent hire working as a computer systems engineer will be in a salary range of $50,131 - $76,662 with a median salary of $58,500. A senior systems engineer has a salary range of $71,445 - $101,272. The median salary for this position is $76,500.

3. Information Assurance: This profession has become a mandatory staff role in most businesses, and people who have trained in the field are paid well. An information assurance engineer has a salary range of $67,319 - $102,030. The median salary for the position is $84,500. Professionals who specialize in cybersecurity and work as consultants are also well paid and in demand.

4. Systems Analyst: There are several career paths for this job; these are median salary figures for several of them. A business analyst in information technology earns an average of $62,706. A senior business analyst for computer hardware and software systems earns an average salary of $80,493. A senior business systems analyst earns $78,447. A senior programmer analyst, a position akin to a software engineer, earns $78,334.

5. Computer & Information Scientist: This is one of the positions that companies who design research programs are filling constantly with individuals who hold a master's degree or a PhD in the relevant field. The salary range for this position is $74,799 - $118,636. A master's degree is often sufficient qualification, but advanced math and computer theory are important skill areas. The median salary is $95,800.

Schools
Refine School Matches
Hide filters
  • SUBJECT Clear All

  • DEGREE

    See More

  • PROGRAM TYPE

  • START TIME

    LOCATION
    Please enter valid US or Canada Zip.
            Results open in new window

            Searching Searching ...

            Matching School Ads
            Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering

            The University of Delaware’s tradition of proven academic excellence in online learning brings together expert faculty, experiential learning, and the flexible access online learning offers.

            • Online Courses
            Online Master of Science in Software Development

            Maryville University is a private university in St. Louis County, Missouri. Founded in 1872, Maryville University is a comprehensive and nationally ranked private institution with an enrollment of more than 6,800 students.

            • Accredited
            • Online Courses
            • Flexible Scheduling
            • Accelerated Programs
            • Financial Aid
            • Transferable Credits
            M.S. in Information Technology Management
            • Which career path will you take – Business, Nursing, Education, Psychology? Something else? GCU offers more than 100 majors to get you started!
            • Colangelo College of Business: Features more than 25 programs from the bachelor through the master's level, including several high-demand MBA programs and an accelerated accounting degree.
            • College of Nursing and Health Care Professions: Rich 25-year history providing outstanding health care and nursing degree programs, including an RN to BSN program & master's in nursing degrees.
            • College of Education: Whether you are looking to start or advance your career as a teacher or administrator, GCU offers bachelor’s and master’s in education degrees in key areas.
            • College of Humanities and Social Sciences: Provides a job focused education and features a variety of programs from counseling and psychology to justice studies, history and English literature.
            • Does something else interest you? GCU also offers programs in Doctoral Studies; Theology; Science, Engineering & Technology; and Fine Arts & Production. Speak with an enrollment counselor today!
            • Accredited
            • Online Courses
            • Flexible Scheduling
            • Accelerated Programs
            • Financial Aid
            • Transferable Credits
            Master of Science: Information Technology: Network Design & Security
            • • Liberty University’s online programs ranked in the top 10 out of more than 2,100 colleges & universities for academic quality, affordability, and accessibility.*
            • 100% online programs at associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral level.**
            • Transfer up to 90 credits into an undergraduate degree program.
            • Up to 50% of your master’s degree can be transferred in to help you get the most out of your hard work and maximize the credit you previously earned.
            • *BestColleges.com Gold Medal of Distinction
            • **excludes licensure, certification, and some doctoral programs
            • Accredited
            • Online Courses
            • Financial Aid
            • Transferable Credits
            MS Cybersecurity - Cyber Operations

            Utica College, founded in 1946, is a comprehensive private institution located in upstate central New York.  The College offers regionally accredited online certificates, bachelors, masters, and doctoral degrees in healthcare, cybersecurity, financial crime, nursing, physical therapy, business, criminal justice, and data science.  All courses are taught by credentialed, highly experienced faculty with significant and ongoing accomplishments in their respective fields.

            • Online Courses
            Master of Science in Information Assurance - IA Policy Management Specialization

            Regis University is a regionally accredited, 130-year-old Jesuit university in Denver, Colorado. Inspired by the vision of St. Ignatius Loyola, we are dedicated to the pursuit of learning and truth in an effort to make positive change in our communities as well as ourselves.

            • Online Courses
            Master of Information Systems Management

            50 Years of Excellence In Education

            Coleman University is a private non-profit teaching university founded in 1963 and located in San Diego, California. Its undergraduate and graduate programs prepare individuals for technology-focused careers and leadership. As San Diego’s oldest school dedicated to information technology, Coleman University has historically educated a large number of the region’s business-technology professionals.

             

            Applied Mathematics (Professional Science Masters) - Online
            • For the 12th consecutive year, Cal U was named one for the best schools in the Northeast by The Princeton Review 
            • Recognized by the U.S. News and World Report for: Best Online Programs, Bachelor’s 2017, Best Online Programs, Grad Education 2017 and Best Online Programs, Bachelor’s for Veterans 2017
            • Quality Online courses at Cal U have the same objectives, content and learning outcomes as campus-based programs and are taught by the same expert professors.
            • Offers private school amenities at a public school cost. Student-to-teacher ratio of 20:1
            • CAL U online programs complete an annual assessment of student learning to ensure outcomes are focused on your success in career entry, advancement or enhancement!
            Show more [+]
            • Accredited
            • Online Courses
            • Accelerated Programs
            • Financial Aid
            • Transferable Credits