Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
3,834,180 0.5 % $40.37 $83,970 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this major group:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $19.78 $27.36 $38.18 $51.12 $64.66
Annual Wage (2) $41,130 $56,920 $79,420 $106,330 $134,500


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 1,016,160 57.54 $42.03 $87,430
Management of Companies and Enterprises 231,980 10.51 $40.16 $83,540
Software Publishers 162,350 53.40 $46.94 $97,630
Insurance Carriers 124,860 10.73 $40.60 $84,450
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 122,050 10.04 $42.61 $88,630

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 1,016,160 57.54 $42.03 $87,430
Software Publishers 162,350 53.40 $46.94 $97,630
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services 109,600 39.96 $39.16 $81,450
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing 51,820 32.85 $53.14 $110,540
Other Information Services 63,240 30.39 $51.54 $107,200

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 51,820 32.85 $53.14 $110,540
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores 30 0.02 $53.02 $110,280
Other Information Services 63,240 30.39 $51.54 $107,200
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage 32,060 7.24 $51.18 $106,460
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 42,580 8.66 $51.12 $106,320


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 514,330 34.02 1.20 $47.81 $99,450
Texas 332,970 29.65 1.05 $39.23 $81,600
New York 223,570 25.37 0.89 $42.84 $89,110
Virginia 195,470 53.57 1.89 $45.53 $94,700
Florida 172,340 22.48 0.79 $34.85 $72,490



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 37,270 55.24 1.95 $46.43 $96,570
Virginia 195,470 53.57 1.89 $45.53 $94,700
Washington 136,530 47.11 1.66 $47.97 $99,780
Maryland 117,040 45.77 1.61 $45.51 $94,670
Colorado 96,120 40.60 1.43 $42.59 $88,590



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 136,530 47.11 1.66 $47.97 $99,780
California 514,330 34.02 1.20 $47.81 $99,450
District of Columbia 37,270 55.24 1.95 $46.43 $96,570
Massachusetts 134,620 40.52 1.43 $45.59 $94,820
Virginia 195,470 53.57 1.89 $45.53 $94,700




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 184,180 77.44 2.73 $48.24 $100,330
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 169,410 31.42 1.11 $46.78 $97,300
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 125,170 33.36 1.18 $38.67 $80,420
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 113,340 116.42 4.10 $59.57 $123,910
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 112,180 75.16 2.65 $50.63 $105,300
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 109,260 48.81 1.72 $39.99 $83,170
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 97,810 40.96 1.44 $40.04 $83,270
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 96,190 53.58 1.89 $46.64 $97,020
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 95,910 23.64 0.83 $42.76 $88,940
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 82,490 29.01 1.02 $42.42 $88,230