Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

15-1121 Computer Systems Analysts

Analyze science, engineering, business, and other data processing problems to implement and improve computer systems. Analyze user requirements, procedures, and problems to automate or improve existing systems and review computer system capabilities, workflow, and scheduling limitations. May analyze or recommend commercially available software.


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 occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
482,040 1.0 % $40.29 $83,800 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $24.02 $30.30 $38.31 $48.09 $58.70
Annual Wage (2) $49,950 $63,030 $79,680 $100,030 $122,090


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 136,910 8.57 $43.24 $89,950
Management of Companies and Enterprises 41,680 2.08 $40.07 $83,350
Insurance Carriers 30,270 2.61 $38.27 $79,610
State Government (OES Designation) 20,040 0.91 $33.16 $68,970
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services 17,330 6.92 $40.36 $83,940

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 136,910 8.57 $43.24 $89,950
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services 17,330 6.92 $40.36 $83,940
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank 530 3.17 $39.68 $82,540
Software Publishers 8,340 2.94 $41.08 $85,450
Insurance Carriers 30,270 2.61 $38.27 $79,610

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Support Activities for Mining 530 0.14 $61.96 $128,870
Securities and Commodity Exchanges 80 1.20 $51.15 $106,390
Animal Slaughtering and Processing 50 0.01 $50.66 $105,380
Oil and Gas Extraction 3,050 1.68 $50.43 $104,900
Household Appliance Manufacturing 100 0.18 $48.96 $101,850


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 61,430 4.30 1.16 $43.33 $90,120
Texas 41,890 3.96 1.07 $40.43 $84,090
New York 30,810 3.61 0.97 $41.96 $87,270
Virginia 29,880 8.31 2.25 $46.48 $96,670
Ohio 25,390 5.02 1.36 $37.62 $78,240




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)
Virginia 29,880 8.31 2.25 $46.48 $96,670
Delaware 2,730 6.74 1.82 $40.11 $83,420
Ohio 25,390 5.02 1.36 $37.62 $78,240
Missouri 13,070 5.02 1.36 $37.94 $78,910
Massachusetts 16,060 5.01 1.36 $41.78 $86,900




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 2,640 4.04 1.09 $46.95 $97,650
Virginia 29,880 8.31 2.25 $46.48 $96,670
Washington 13,450 4.87 1.32 $45.58 $94,800
Colorado 10,570 4.75 1.28 $45.55 $94,740
Connecticut 7,600 4.69 1.27 $44.66 $92,880





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 24,570 10.48 2.83 $49.28 $102,510
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 22,980 4.46 1.20 $45.62 $94,900
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 12,480 3.22 0.87 $44.02 $91,550
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 12,300 5.44 1.47 $36.88 $76,710
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 12,210 5.82 1.57 $40.55 $84,340
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 11,950 6.98 1.89 $41.63 $86,590
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 11,520 6.58 1.78 $38.59 $80,260
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 10,900 4.13 1.12 $46.31 $96,320
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 10,540 7.48 2.02 $47.59 $98,980
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 10,470 2.87 0.78 $36.25 $75,390