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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Occupations (Major Group)

This major group comprises the following occupations: Computer Systems Analysts ; Information Security Analysts ; Computer and Information Research Scientists ; Computer Network Support Specialists ; Computer User Support Specialists ; Computer Network Architects ; Network and Computer Systems Administrators ; Database Administrators and Architects ; Computer Programmers ; Software Developers and Software Quality Assurance Analysts and Testers ; Web Developers and Digital Interface Designers ; Computer Occupations, All Other ; Actuaries ; Mathematicians ; Operations Research Analysts ; Statisticians ; Data Scientists and 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)
4,552,880 0.4 % $45.08 $93,760 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this major group:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $21.79 $30.22 $42.47 $57.47 $73.08
Annual Wage (2) $45,320 $62,850 $88,340 $119,550 $152,010


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 1,216,640 55.97 $46.58 $96,900
Management of Companies and Enterprises 289,550 11.75 $45.01 $93,630
Software Publishers 215,150 49.83 $53.03 $110,310
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 159,130 10.67 $45.63 $94,920
Insurance Carriers 146,500 12.23 $45.68 $95,010

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 1,216,640 55.97 $46.58 $96,900
Software Publishers 215,150 49.83 $53.03 $110,310
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services 136,730 40.67 $45.57 $94,790
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing 51,680 32.56 $58.43 $121,530
Other Information Services 80,330 24.75 $53.18 $110,620

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 51,680 32.56 $58.43 $121,530
Other Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation (8) (8) $58.19 $121,040
Oil and Gas Extraction 10,310 7.30 $56.98 $118,510
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 45,870 8.81 $55.88 $116,240
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities 65,380 6.95 $55.27 $114,970


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 644,300 37.07 1.20 $53.95 $112,220
Texas 385,370 31.00 1.00 $43.97 $91,460
New York 272,070 28.57 0.92 $48.11 $100,060
Florida 217,000 24.68 0.80 $39.12 $81,370
Virginia 215,480 55.55 1.79 $49.69 $103,350




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 43,810 60.56 1.95 $53.42 $111,100
Virginia 215,480 55.55 1.79 $49.69 $103,350
Washington 173,940 52.41 1.69 $55.66 $115,770
Maryland 133,600 49.46 1.60 $49.22 $102,370
Colorado 123,040 45.93 1.48 $47.23 $98,240




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 173,940 52.41 1.69 $55.66 $115,770
California 644,300 37.07 1.20 $53.95 $112,220
District of Columbia 43,810 60.56 1.95 $53.42 $111,100
Virginia 215,480 55.55 1.79 $49.69 $103,350
New Jersey 143,860 35.19 1.14 $49.61 $103,180





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-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 312,770 32.39 1.05 $51.28 $106,670
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 242,090 76.14 2.46 $52.23 $108,640
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 172,880 27.71 0.89 $47.23 $98,240
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 163,630 66.19 2.14 $59.92 $124,630
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 158,490 43.34 1.40 $45.41 $94,450
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 150,520 32.19 1.04 $43.81 $91,120
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 147,800 73.14 2.36 $58.36 $121,380
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 144,530 126.69 4.09 $64.32 $133,790
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 136,850 48.91 1.58 $49.34 $102,630
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 128,030 46.67 1.51 $43.72 $90,930