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Computer Science Schools
In Boston, Massachusetts

The city of Boston has 5 schools where computer science faculty can find employment. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the computer science academic community in Boston, and the future trends. Academia in computer science includes computer science training at the following levels:


Professional Trends

Boston Vs. Massachusetts Computer Science Employment

Boston 11,090
Massachusetts 50,520

Exactly 11,090 of the 16,070 computer science professionals employed in Massachusetts, work in Boston. The number of computer science professionals in Boston has shrunk by 63% from 2006 to 2010. As the employment for computer science professionals in Boston has decreased, overall employment in Boston has increased.

Boston Vs. Massachusetts Computer Science employment growth

44,010 46,160 49,170 51,610 16,070
29,920 32,610 34,390 36,380 11,090
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Massachusetts
  • Dark Yellow: Boston

Computer Science VS. All professions salaries in Boston

$76,230 $80,772 $83,484 $85,978 $93,423
$52,100 $54,000 $56,060 $58,330 $59,410
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Computer Science in Boston
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Boston

As the number of computer science professionals in Boston has shrunk, salaries for computer science professionals have increased. In 2010 computer science professionals in Boston reportedly earned an average salary of $93,423 per year. Four years earlier in 2006, the average salary for computer science professionals in Boston was $76,230 per year. The growth in the salary of computer science professionals in Boston is faster than the salary trend for all careers in the city.

Salary percentiles for Computer science professionals in Boston

10th percentile
25th percentile
50th percentile
75th percentile
90th percentile

Computer science professionals make a median salary of $90,287 per year in Boston. The difference in pay between the computer science professionals in the lowest pay bracket and those in the highest pay bracket is approximately 111%. Those in the lowest 10% of the pay bracket earn less than $51,633 per year, while those in the highest 10% of the pay bracket earn more than $109,100 per year.

Average Salaries for Computer science professionals and related professions in Boston

Computer Programming
Computer Science
Computer Engineering
Information Technology
Information Systems

Computer science professional salaries in Boston are, on average, lower than salaries earned for professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

Computer Science schools in Boston


There are 5 accredited computer science schools in the city. Many of Boston's computer science professionals are graduates of one of these schools.

Computer Science Programs Offered In Boston


There are a total of 8 degree and certificate programs in computer science offered by Boston's computer science schools.

Student Completed Computer Science Degrees In Boston


In 2010 approximately 158 students completed computer science courses.

Computer Science Faculty Salaries in Boston, Massachusetts

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