Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Occupations (Major Group)

This major group comprises the following occupations: Computer and Information Research Scientists ; Computer Systems Analysts ; Information Security Analysts ; Computer Programmers ; Software Developers, Applications ; Software Developers, Systems Software ; Web Developers ; Database Administrators ; Network and Computer Systems Administrators ; Computer Network Architects ; Computer User Support Specialists ; Computer Network Support Specialists ; 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)
3,696,180 0.5 % $39.43 $82,010 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this major group:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $19.56 $26.96 $37.43 $49.86 $62.79
Annual Wage (2) $40,680 $56,070 $77,860 $103,700 $130,600


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 976,920 57.70 $41.31 $85,930
Management of Companies and Enterprises 221,450 10.39 $39.14 $81,420
Software Publishers 152,970 52.87 $45.82 $95,310
Insurance Carriers 124,390 10.59 $39.81 $82,810
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 122,050 10.56 $42.66 $88,740

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 976,920 57.70 $41.31 $85,930
Software Publishers 152,970 52.87 $45.82 $95,310
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services 106,290 40.35 $38.66 $80,410
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing 47,400 30.69 $48.07 $99,990
Other Information Services 51,370 27.30 $48.92 $101,750

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage 29,880 6.75 $50.29 $104,590
Other Information Services 51,370 27.30 $48.92 $101,750
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing 47,400 30.69 $48.07 $99,990
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 40,700 8.10 $48.04 $99,920
Communications Equipment Manufacturing 14,820 14.28 $47.10 $97,970


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 486,470 33.06 1.19 $45.83 $95,320
Texas 310,440 28.44 1.02 $38.42 $79,910
New York 217,620 25.20 0.90 $41.80 $86,940
Virginia 198,700 54.72 1.96 $45.80 $95,260
Florida 164,480 22.07 0.79 $34.11 $70,950




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 198,700 54.72 1.96 $45.80 $95,260
District of Columbia 35,000 52.57 1.89 $45.57 $94,780
Washington 140,120 49.56 1.78 $46.88 $97,520
Maryland 114,480 45.17 1.62 $44.35 $92,250
Massachusetts 134,530 41.29 1.48 $44.23 $91,990




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 140,120 49.56 1.78 $46.88 $97,520
California 486,470 33.06 1.19 $45.83 $95,320
Virginia 198,700 54.72 1.96 $45.80 $95,260
District of Columbia 35,000 52.57 1.89 $45.57 $94,780
Maryland 114,480 45.17 1.62 $44.35 $92,250





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 189,150 79.90 2.87 $48.22 $100,310
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 162,730 31.04 1.11 $45.71 $95,080
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 117,020 31.62 1.13 $38.25 $79,550
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 115,870 79.92 2.87 $49.35 $102,640
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 102,050 47.47 1.70 $39.21 $81,550
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 97,430 104.75 3.76 $55.71 $115,870
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 96,830 24.36 0.87 $42.26 $87,910
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 95,850 54.81 1.97 $45.09 $93,780
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 92,740 40.18 1.44 $38.67 $80,440
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 75,570 27.40 0.98 $41.67 $86,680