Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
507,100 1.0 % $41.02 $85,320 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $24.18 $30.70 $39.03 $49.27 $60.32
Annual Wage (2) $50,290 $63,860 $81,190 $102,480 $125,460


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 152,340 9.00 $43.28 $90,010
Management of Companies and Enterprises 43,410 2.04 $41.12 $85,530
Insurance Carriers 29,070 2.47 $38.49 $80,070
State Government (OES Designation) 21,500 0.98 $34.00 $70,710
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services 18,390 6.98 $41.40 $86,110

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 152,340 9.00 $43.28 $90,010
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services 18,390 6.98 $41.40 $86,110
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank 610 3.62 $43.90 $91,320
Software Publishers 10,160 3.51 $40.61 $84,470
Insurance Carriers 29,070 2.47 $38.49 $80,070

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Securities and Commodity Exchanges (8) (8) $54.80 $113,980
Support Activities for Mining 340 0.09 $53.18 $110,610
Animal Slaughtering and Processing 50 0.01 $51.69 $107,510
Household Appliance Manufacturing 130 0.23 $51.15 $106,380
Oil and Gas Extraction 3,150 1.63 $48.51 $100,890


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 62,950 4.28 1.12 $44.43 $92,420
Texas 45,710 4.19 1.09 $41.99 $87,340
New York 33,010 3.82 1.00 $43.71 $90,910
Virginia 27,380 7.54 1.97 $48.05 $99,950
Ohio 26,710 5.21 1.36 $38.08 $79,220




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 27,380 7.54 1.97 $48.05 $99,950
Delaware 2,750 6.67 1.74 $40.86 $84,990
Washington 15,220 5.38 1.41 $45.40 $94,420
Ohio 26,710 5.21 1.36 $38.08 $79,220
Massachusetts 16,420 5.04 1.32 $41.84 $87,030




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 2,450 3.69 0.96 $49.28 $102,500
Virginia 27,380 7.54 1.97 $48.05 $99,950
Washington 15,220 5.38 1.41 $45.40 $94,420
Colorado 10,590 4.61 1.21 $45.26 $94,130
California 62,950 4.28 1.12 $44.43 $92,420





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-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 24,230 4.62 1.21 $47.55 $98,900
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 21,600 9.12 2.39 $51.34 $106,780
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 14,280 6.19 1.62 $36.84 $76,630
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 13,110 6.10 1.59 $41.14 $85,570
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 12,270 3.32 0.87 $38.63 $80,360
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 12,070 4.38 1.14 $49.83 $103,660
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 12,000 6.86 1.79 $41.42 $86,150
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 11,950 3.01 0.79 $44.23 $91,990
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 11,550 6.45 1.69 $39.98 $83,150
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 11,400 7.87 2.06 $48.03 $99,910