Mississippi Computer Science Degree Salary

By Henry R. Steele - July 4, 2018
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The following article discusses the salary and career outlook for graduates with a MBA, Graduate or Undergraduate Computer Science degree in Mississippi. Learn about the demand, salary outlook, top employers, job titles, as well as education options for campus and online Computer science degree programs for Mississippi graduates.

Computer Science Snapshot

Avg US Salary

$101,878

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Avg Mississippi Salary

$66,877

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State vs National

Ranked 47th

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Total Job Postings

314

Job Type

Full-Time

Min Education Level

Bachelor’s Degree

Recommended Degree

Masters or MBA

Most Common Degree

Comp Sci/Engineering

Desired Experience Level

Mid Level

*Data based on job title of Software Engineer

Mississippi Computer Science Demand

Employment related to technology held about the same in Mississippi in 2017, according to CompTIA, which is the leading technology industry association in the country. The technology sector is now responsible for 3.4% of the economy in Mississippi, which is home to 3000 businesses in technology.

Mississippi is home to 45,1000 technology workers, and it is ranked 40th in the country in technology employment. Technology workers comprise 3.5% of the total workforce in the state. Mississippi also saw a 10% increase from 2016 to 2017 in the total number of job listings related to technology, including in such areas as the Internet of Things, smart cities, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and blockchain. The best year over year job growth in the technology sector occurred in IT services and custom software services.

National Computer Science Salary Outlook

The national average estimate for Software Engineer was $101,878. This number is estimated from over 57,009 salaries and job advertisements from Indeed.com. This equates to an hourly salary of $53.060 and monthly of $8,490.

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$32,000

$210,000

Salary Distribution

Mississippi Computer Science Salaries by Career

The following Computer Science career paths show the average salary derived from job postings in Mississippi.

Database Administrator$57,985 Rank: 46th
The average salary ranks 46th among states in the country. This equates to an hourly salary of $30.200 and monthly of $4,832. There were job openings from employers like Robert Half Technology, CSRA, Radiance Technologies Inc., and Advanced Systems Design. Further, 87% of these employers were seeking Full-time workers. Others such as Contract, Part-time were also available. Most jobs for Database Administrator required an applicant to have Mid Level experience.

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$127,000

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Application Developer$65,391 Rank: 44th
The average salary ranks 44th among states in the country. This equates to an hourly salary of $34.060 and monthly of $5,449. There were job openings from employers like C Spire, DXC, Regions Bank, and Perspecta. Further, 83% of these employers were seeking Full-time workers. Others such as Commission, Contract, Temporary were also available. Most jobs for Application Developer required an applicant to have Mid Level experience.

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$148,000

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Network Administrator$51,217 Rank: 44th
The average salary ranks 44th among states in the country. This equates to an hourly salary of $26.680 and monthly of $4,268. There were job openings from employers like CSRA, Raytheon, Edward Jones, and Lexington Homes. Further, 89% of these employers were seeking Full-time workers. Others such as Contract, Part-time, Temporary were also available. Most jobs for Network Administrator required an applicant to have Mid Level experience.

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$111,000

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Software Engineer$66,877 Rank: 47th
The average salary ranks 47th among states in the country. This equates to an hourly salary of $34.830 and monthly of $5,573. There were job openings from employers like DXC, Raytheon, TekSynap, and Radiance Technologies Inc.. Further, 91% of these employers were seeking Full-time workers. Others such as Part-time, Temporary, Internship, Contract were also available. Most jobs for Software Engineer required an applicant to have Mid Level experience.

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$137,000

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Software Architect$85,045 Rank: 47th
The average salary ranks 47th among states in the country. This equates to an hourly salary of $44.290 and monthly of $7,087. There were job openings from employers like Perspecta, CSRA, Blue Line Talent, LLC, and Yates. Further, 96% of these employers were seeking Full-time workers. Others such as Temporary were also available. Most jobs for Software Architect required an applicant to have Mid Level experience.

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$149,000

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Quality Assurance Engineer$51,061 Rank: 47th
The average salary ranks 47th among states in the country. This equates to an hourly salary of $26.590 and monthly of $4,255. There were job openings from employers like DELTA Resources, Inc., HDR, S3, and Raytheon. Further, 100% of these employers were seeking Full-time workers. Others such as were also available. Most jobs for Quality Assurance Engineer required an applicant to have Mid Level experience.

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$107,000

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Web Developer$47,405 Rank: 48th
The average salary ranks 48th among states in the country. This equates to an hourly salary of $24.690 and monthly of $3,950. There were job openings from employers like DXC, C Spire, Perspecta, and Collage.com. Further, 96% of these employers were seeking Full-time workers. Others such as Contract, Internship were also available. Most jobs for Web Developer required an applicant to have Mid Level experience.

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Best Cities for Computer Science in Mississippi

The following list of Mississippi cities show the largest number of job postings for Computer Science careers:

City # of Employers Average Salary
Laurel 23 $55,647
Tupelo 5 $60,747

Top Mississippi Employers for Computer Science

The following list looks at top employers in Mississippi hiring students and professionals in the Computer Science field:

Employer Name Average Salary

Mississippi Campus-Based Computer Science Degrees

The following list shows the number of campus-based colleges offer Computer Science degrees throughout Mississippi:

The University of Southern Mississippi features a bachelor’s of science in computer science that offers career oriented computer science education that allows students to enter business with skills that are in great demand. This program offers minors in computer science, software engineering and web centric computing. Also, a supplemental teacher licensure program is an option for teachers who want to be licensed in teaching computer science at the high school, middle school or elementary school level.

Students interested in a master of science degree in computer science can consider Mississippi State University. Graduate study in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering can also earn you a master of science in cyber security and operations and also a doctor of philosophy in computer science.

The master of science in computer science features advanced classes chosen according to your computer science career goals. This master of science program features a thesis option and a professional project option. The master of science degree in cyber security and operations has concentrations of cyber defense and cyber operations with both thesis and non thesis options.

Core research areas in computer science at Mississippi State University include artificial intelligence, computational science, graphics, human centered computing, and software engineering and systems.

Each of these core competencies are in support of research applications in areas that include visualization, bioinformatics, computer information security and forensics, and high performance computing. Faculty helps students to work in a variety of research projects in these areas.

The master of science in cyber security and operations is made for students who want to help companies to meet the many challenges that are posed by rising cyber threats.

Mississippi Online Computer Science Degrees

The following online degree programs are available for Mississippi Computer Science students.

Disclaimer: All salary numbers and figures are will vary depending on several factors such as level of education, college/university attended, amount of experience, industry, company size and location. Sources for the above salary, employer and jobs data was aggregated through Indeed.com and BLS.gov

Henry R. Steele
Henry R. Steele
Managing Editor
Henry is Managing Editor of BusinessStudent.com. He is a seasoned business professional who regularly consults with local business's throughout Southern California. Henry pursued his undergrad in Business and Economics at the University of San Diego and gained valuable life changing experience through a unique internship upon graduation.Follow on Twitter.com

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