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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

15-1211 Computer Systems Analysts

Analyze science, engineering, business, and other data processing problems to develop and implement solutions to complex applications problems, system administration issues, or network concerns. Perform systems management and integration functions, improve existing computer systems, and review computer system capabilities, workflow, and schedule limitations. May analyze or recommend commercially available software.


National estimates for Computer Systems Analysts
Industry profile for Computer Systems Analysts
Geographic profile for Computer Systems Analysts

National estimates for Computer Systems Analysts: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Computer Systems Analysts:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
574,450 1.0 % $ 47.61 $ 99,020 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for Computer Systems Analysts:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 27.17 $ 34.63 $ 45.06 $ 58.12 $ 73.11
Annual Wage (2) $ 56,510 $ 72,030 $ 93,730 $ 120,890 $ 152,060


Industry profile for Computer Systems Analysts: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Computer Systems Analysts are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Computer Systems Analysts, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Computer Systems Analysts:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 157,610 7.17 $ 49.37 $ 102,680
Management of Companies and Enterprises 53,790 2.22 $ 47.69 $ 99,190
Insurance Carriers 30,630 2.54 $ 45.15 $ 93,920
Credit Intermediation and Related Activities (5221 and 5223 only) 24,570 1.21 $ 47.50 $ 98,800
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 23,040 0.41 $ 43.07 $ 89,580

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Computer Systems Analysts:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 157,610 7.17 $ 49.37 $ 102,680
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank 1,070 5.47 $ 49.38 $ 102,720
Oil and Gas Extraction 5,040 4.05 $ 64.93 $ 135,050
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services 14,100 3.93 $ 47.98 $ 99,800
Insurance Carriers 30,630 2.54 $ 45.15 $ 93,920

Top paying industries for Computer Systems Analysts:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oil and Gas Extraction 5,040 4.05 $ 64.93 $ 135,050
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 9,210 1.76 $ 59.25 $ 123,250
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing 2,690 1.68 $ 58.51 $ 121,710
Scientific Research and Development Services 10,630 1.41 $ 57.23 $ 119,050
Cable and Other Subscription Programming 420 0.84 $ 56.21 $ 116,920


Geographic profile for Computer Systems Analysts: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Computer Systems Analysts are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Computer Systems Analysts, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in Computer Systems Analysts:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 62,640 3.81 0.92 $ 55.66 $ 115,760
Texas 54,770 4.53 1.10 $ 50.33 $ 104,690
New York 35,890 4.13 1.00 $ 53.44 $ 111,150
Illinois 30,470 5.41 1.31 $ 45.17 $ 93,940
Florida 29,450 3.49 0.84 $ 42.29 $ 87,960




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Computer Systems Analysts:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Minnesota 18,390 6.79 1.64 $ 48.21 $ 100,280
Virginia 23,230 6.28 1.52 $ 54.49 $ 113,340
Maryland 15,650 6.20 1.50 $ 48.45 $ 100,770
Washington 19,300 6.04 1.46 $ 52.60 $ 109,400
North Carolina 25,240 5.89 1.43 $ 46.10 $ 95,890




Top paying states for Computer Systems Analysts:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 62,640 3.81 0.92 $ 55.66 $ 115,760
Virginia 23,230 6.28 1.52 $ 54.49 $ 113,340
New York 35,890 4.13 1.00 $ 53.44 $ 111,150
Washington 19,300 6.04 1.46 $ 52.60 $ 109,400
District of Columbia 3,010 4.37 1.06 $ 52.15 $ 108,470





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Computer Systems Analysts:

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 40,880 4.63 1.12 $ 55.05 $ 114,500
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 22,930 7.59 1.84 $ 56.09 $ 116,670
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 22,130 5.07 1.23 $ 45.00 $ 93,590
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 21,590 6.02 1.46 $ 49.58 $ 103,130
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 17,640 3.03 0.73 $ 53.54 $ 111,370
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 16,420 8.88 2.15 $ 49.04 $ 102,000
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 16,190 8.28 2.00 $ 54.00 $ 112,320
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 15,450 6.63 1.61 $ 60.27 $ 125,350
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 15,280 5.81 1.41 $ 45.29 $ 94,210
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 15,170 5.83 1.41 $ 50.79 $ 105,650




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Computer Systems Analysts:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Bloomington, IL 4,320 52.35 12.68 $ 48.06 $ 99,960
California-Lexington Park, MD 610 13.53 3.28 $ 46.26 $ 96,210
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 11,530 10.46 2.53 $ 64.41 $ 133,970
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 3,620 10.23 2.48 $ 42.70 $ 88,810
Ames, IA 440 10.01 2.42 $ 40.52 $ 84,280
Pittsfield, MA 360 9.96 2.41 $ 50.06 $ 104,130
Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL 1,080 9.87 2.39 $ 47.70 $ 99,220
Raleigh, NC 6,070 9.77 2.37 $ 47.56 $ 98,930
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 11,390 9.41 2.28 $ 48.01 $ 99,860
Springfield, IL 930 9.40 2.28 $ 45.09 $ 93,790