Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Occupations (Major Group)

This major group comprises the following occupations: Computer and Information Research Scientists ; Computer Systems Analysts ; Computer Programmers ; Software Developers, Applications ; Software Developers, Systems Software ; Database Administrators ; Network and Computer Systems Administrators* ; Computer Support Specialists ; Information Security Analysts, Web Developers, and Computer Network Architects ; Computer Occupations, All Other* ; Actuaries ; Mathematicians ; Operations Research Analysts ; Statisticians ; Mathematical Technicians ; Mathematical Science Occupations, All Other


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this major group:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
3,283,950 0.4 % $37.13 $77,230 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this major group:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $18.90 $25.75 $35.44 $46.47 $57.75
Annual Wage (2) $39,300 $53,570 $73,720 $96,650 $120,120


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 801,180 55.68 $39.29 $81,720
Management of Companies and Enterprises 193,320 10.14 $36.37 $75,650
Software Publishers 129,940 51.18 $41.40 $86,110
Insurance Carriers 124,810 10.50 $37.06 $77,090
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 105,670 3.73 $29.57 $61,500

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 801,180 55.68 $39.29 $81,720
Software Publishers 129,940 51.18 $41.40 $86,110
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services 88,830 37.04 $36.82 $76,580
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing 52,300 33.21 $47.77 $99,360
Other Information Services 33,590 24.42 $41.27 $85,840

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing 52,300 33.21 $47.77 $99,360
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 37,240 7.75 $44.87 $93,320
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 21,960 5.98 $43.97 $91,460
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 42,030 10.40 $43.77 $91,040
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 88,350 4.34 $43.69 $90,870


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 420,630 30.04 1.16 $42.30 $87,990
Texas 263,130 26.08 1.01 $37.21 $77,400
New York 202,690 24.29 0.94 $38.47 $80,010
Virginia 181,260 51.39 1.99 $42.66 $88,730
Florida 154,080 21.69 0.84 $32.28 $67,140




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 33,180 51.89 2.01 $42.19 $87,760
Virginia 181,260 51.39 1.99 $42.66 $88,730
Maryland 100,170 40.68 1.57 $41.10 $85,490
Washington 108,130 40.15 1.55 $40.86 $84,990
Colorado 86,510 40.09 1.55 $39.19 $81,510




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Virginia 181,260 51.39 1.99 $42.66 $88,730
Massachusetts 125,010 40.08 1.55 $42.32 $88,020
California 420,630 30.04 1.16 $42.30 $87,990
District of Columbia 33,180 51.89 2.01 $42.19 $87,760
New Jersey 130,650 34.65 1.34 $41.14 $85,570

Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 174,960 76.43 2.96 $44.79 $93,160
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 146,110 29.32 1.14 $41.54 $86,410
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 92,330 26.07 1.01 $37.18 $77,330
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 89,060 23.33 0.90 $38.88 $80,860
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 87,800 52.96 2.05 $42.98 $89,390
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 86,050 63.92 2.47 $42.94 $89,320
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 84,460 98.53 3.81 $52.54 $109,280
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 83,880 41.90 1.62 $39.63 $82,420
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 78,420 35.63 1.38 $37.30 $77,570
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 67,130 40.00 1.55 $37.17 $77,320




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 84,460 98.53 3.81 $52.54 $109,280
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 174,960 76.43 2.96 $44.79 $93,160
Framingham, MA NECTA Division 11,800 76.25 2.95 $45.04 $93,680
Boulder, CO 11,180 73.53 2.85 $41.54 $86,390
Durham, NC 18,760 70.26 2.72 $40.97 $85,220
Huntsville, AL 13,740 67.90 2.63 $37.76 $78,540
Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, MA-NH NECTA Division 7,670 67.54 2.61 $46.03 $95,740
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 86,050 63.92 2.47 $42.94 $89,320
Bethesda-Frederick-Gaithersburg, MD Metropolitan Division 33,830 61.33 2.37 $42.54 $88,480
Austin-Round Rock, TX 43,210 56.86 2.20 $39.88 $82,960