Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
556,660 1.1 % $43.36 $90,180 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $24.96 $31.89 $41.25 $52.51 $65.12
Annual Wage (2) $51,910 $66,340 $85,800 $109,210 $135,450


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 167,830 8.90 $44.87 $93,340
Management of Companies and Enterprises 52,140 2.31 $43.17 $89,790
Insurance Carriers 28,090 2.42 $40.73 $84,710
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 22,610 1.81 $45.96 $95,600
State Government (OES Designation) 20,680 0.94 $35.78 $74,420

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 167,830 8.90 $44.87 $93,340
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services 19,410 6.68 $43.29 $90,040
Software Publishers 11,350 3.47 $43.49 $90,470
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing 5,070 3.20 $49.22 $102,370
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank 490 2.84 $47.03 $97,820

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Support Activities for Mining 560 0.14 $54.05 $112,430
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage 4,660 1.04 $52.44 $109,070
Other Information Services 4,570 1.97 $51.85 $107,840
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 2,530 0.69 $50.91 $105,880
Oil and Gas Extraction 3,680 1.90 $50.78 $105,620


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 73,860 4.77 1.18 $47.79 $99,400
Texas 61,870 5.35 1.32 $45.21 $94,040
New York 36,720 4.09 1.01 $46.63 $97,000
Ohio 27,720 5.25 1.30 $40.89 $85,050
Illinois 27,330 4.67 1.16 $42.50 $88,390



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)
Delaware 3,520 8.11 2.01 $45.52 $94,670
Virginia 25,020 6.80 1.68 $47.44 $98,670
Arizona 15,570 6.02 1.49 $43.06 $89,560
District of Columbia 4,060 6.01 1.49 $48.88 $101,670
Washington 16,740 5.61 1.39 $45.25 $94,120



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 4,060 6.01 1.49 $48.88 $101,670
California 73,860 4.77 1.18 $47.79 $99,400
Virginia 25,020 6.80 1.68 $47.44 $98,670
New Jersey 14,270 3.65 0.90 $47.42 $98,640
New York 36,720 4.09 1.01 $46.63 $97,000




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)
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 29,340 4.53 1.12 $50.45 $104,940
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 22,020 9.11 2.26 $49.66 $103,290
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 20,680 8.88 2.20 $45.75 $95,160
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 18,310 6.25 1.55 $49.39 $102,730
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 18,250 5.11 1.27 $42.42 $88,230
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 14,240 14.07 3.49 $55.19 $114,790
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 13,940 5.62 1.39 $42.17 $87,700
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 13,450 7.15 1.77 $43.76 $91,030
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 13,110 6.99 1.73 $43.97 $91,460
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 12,550 3.06 0.76 $45.58 $94,800