Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

15-1199 Computer Occupations, All Other

All computer occupations not listed separately. Excludes "Computer and Information Systems Managers" (11-3021), "Computer Hardware Engineers" (17-2061), "Electrical and Electronics Engineers" (17-2070), "Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary" (25-1021), "Multimedia Artists and Animators" (27-1014), "Graphic Designers" (27-1024), "Computer Operators" (43-9011), and "Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairs" (49-2011).


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)
223,370 0.9 % $41.98 $87,310 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $21.79 $31.03 $40.98 $52.17 $62.36
Annual Wage (2) $45,320 $64,550 $85,240 $108,510 $129,700


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)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 72,720 3.66 $45.54 $94,720
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 31,270 1.66 $42.38 $88,150
Management of Companies and Enterprises 11,880 0.53 $42.43 $88,260
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 6,830 0.23 $32.34 $67,260
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 6,220 0.50 $41.50 $86,320

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 72,720 3.66 $45.54 $94,720
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 31,270 1.66 $42.38 $88,150
Software Publishers 4,820 1.48 $42.60 $88,610
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services 3,140 1.08 $39.82 $82,830
Manufacturing and Reproducing Magnetic and Optical Media 150 0.93 $46.77 $97,280

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite) 910 0.67 $57.16 $118,900
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing 130 0.09 $50.92 $105,910
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 3,990 0.68 $50.10 $104,200
Nondepository Credit Intermediation 920 0.16 $48.54 $100,970
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage 640 0.14 $48.28 $100,420


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 24,130 1.56 0.96 $46.01 $95,710
Illinois 14,540 2.48 1.53 $42.19 $87,740
Maryland 13,990 5.39 3.33 $50.01 $104,020
Texas 13,330 1.15 0.71 $43.33 $90,120
District of Columbia 11,880 17.58 10.85 $54.43 $113,210



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 11,880 17.58 10.85 $54.43 $113,210
Maryland 13,990 5.39 3.33 $50.01 $104,020
Oregon 6,340 3.65 2.26 $39.75 $82,680
Colorado 8,780 3.58 2.21 $44.05 $91,620
West Virginia 2,140 3.02 1.87 $41.33 $85,970



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 11,880 17.58 10.85 $54.43 $113,210
Maryland 13,990 5.39 3.33 $50.01 $104,020
Virginia 10,940 2.97 1.83 $48.45 $100,770
Connecticut 1,550 0.94 0.58 $46.70 $97,130
California 24,130 1.56 0.96 $46.01 $95,710




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 23,160 9.58 5.91 $52.99 $110,210
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 9,980 2.79 1.72 $43.55 $90,590
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 6,420 3.41 2.11 $37.84 $78,710
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 6,290 4.78 2.95 $48.56 $101,000
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 6,190 4.50 2.78 $44.78 $93,140
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 6,150 0.95 0.59 $43.45 $90,380
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 4,560 1.84 1.13 $41.78 $86,900
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 4,290 2.79 1.72 $41.18 $85,660
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 4,220 1.03 0.64 $38.22 $79,490
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 4,130 3.79 2.34 $43.29 $90,050