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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Occupations (Major Group)

Computer and Mathematical Occupations comprises the following occupations: Information Security Analysts; Computer Systems Analysts; Computer and Information Research Scientists; Computer Network Support Specialists; Computer User Support Specialists; Database Architects; Database Administrators; Computer Network Architects; Network and Computer Systems Administrators; Web and Digital Interface Designers; Web Developers; Computer Programmers; Software Quality Assurance Analysts and Testers; Software Developers; Computer Occupations, All Other; Actuaries; Mathematicians; Operations Research Analysts; Statisticians; Data Scientists; Mathematical Science Occupations, All Other


National estimates for Computer and Mathematical Occupations
Industry profile for Computer and Mathematical Occupations
Geographic profile for Computer and Mathematical Occupations

National estimates for Computer and Mathematical Occupations:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Computer and Mathematical Occupations:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
4,654,750 0.4 % $ 48.01 $ 99,860 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for Computer and Mathematical Occupations:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 22.80 $ 30.09 $ 46.90 $ 61.55 $ 78.67
Annual Wage (2) $ 47,430 $ 62,590 $ 97,540 $ 128,030 $ 163,640


Industry profile for Computer and Mathematical Occupations:

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Computer and Mathematical Occupations:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 1,209,420 53.37 $ 48.63 $ 101,140
Management of Companies and Enterprises 304,840 12.00 $ 48.58 $ 101,040
Software Publishers 247,420 47.01 $ 56.47 $ 117,470
Employment Services 175,410 5.03 $ 44.82 $ 93,220
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 157,420 10.12 $ 49.84 $ 103,670

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Computer and Mathematical Occupations:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 1,209,420 53.37 $ 48.63 $ 101,140
Software Publishers 247,420 47.01 $ 56.47 $ 117,470
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services 150,940 39.86 $ 49.24 $ 102,420
Other Information Services 116,160 32.02 $ 66.12 $ 137,530
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing 40,700 26.14 $ 66.74 $ 138,830

Top paying industries for Computer and Mathematical Occupations:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing 40,700 26.14 $ 66.74 $ 138,830
Other Information Services 116,160 32.02 $ 66.12 $ 137,530
Other Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation 390 0.46 $ 64.56 $ 134,290
Scientific Research and Development Services 117,850 14.81 $ 60.98 $ 126,850
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 24,930 6.97 $ 60.64 $ 126,120


Geographic profile for Computer and Mathematical Occupations:

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



Map of employment of computer and mathematical occupations by state, May 2021


States with the highest employment level in Computer and Mathematical Occupations:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 662,110 40.06 1.21 $ 58.75 $ 122,200
Texas 411,390 33.65 1.02 $ 45.13 $ 93,880
New York 263,440 30.39 0.92 $ 52.15 $ 108,470
Florida 229,040 26.62 0.81 $ 41.13 $ 85,540
Virginia 219,330 58.44 1.77 $ 53.13 $ 110,510


Map of location quotient of computer and mathematical occupations by state, May 2021


States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Computer and Mathematical Occupations:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 49,000 74.02 2.24 $ 54.68 $ 113,720
Washington 190,160 59.32 1.80 $ 59.61 $ 124,000
Virginia 219,330 58.44 1.77 $ 53.13 $ 110,510
Maryland 138,370 54.35 1.64 $ 53.26 $ 110,790
Colorado 120,800 46.08 1.39 $ 50.10 $ 104,210


Map of annual mean wages of computer and mathematical occupations by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Computer and Mathematical Occupations:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 190,160 59.32 1.80 $ 59.61 $ 124,000
California 662,110 40.06 1.21 $ 58.75 $ 122,200
District of Columbia 49,000 74.02 2.24 $ 54.68 $ 113,720
Massachusetts 146,110 43.04 1.30 $ 53.97 $ 112,270
Maryland 138,370 54.35 1.64 $ 53.26 $ 110,790



Map of employment of computer and mathematical occupations by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Computer and Mathematical Occupations:

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 294,770 33.97 1.03 $ 55.61 $ 115,680
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 233,080 79.48 2.41 $ 56.60 $ 117,730
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 165,470 28.93 0.88 $ 50.28 $ 104,580
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 161,110 71.85 2.17 $ 67.14 $ 139,650
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 160,660 83.78 2.54 $ 62.45 $ 129,890
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 157,650 43.93 1.33 $ 47.62 $ 99,040
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 140,460 131.44 3.98 $ 73.87 $ 153,640
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 131,990 51.06 1.55 $ 54.94 $ 114,280
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 130,440 30.82 0.93 $ 45.97 $ 95,610
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 112,520 43.48 1.32 $ 48.72 $ 101,330


Map of location quotient of computer and mathematical occupations by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Computer and Mathematical Occupations:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 140,460 131.44 3.98 $ 73.87 $ 153,640
California-Lexington Park, MD 4,910 105.78 3.20 $ 52.58 $ 109,370
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 160,660 83.78 2.54 $ 62.45 $ 129,890
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 233,080 79.48 2.41 $ 56.60 $ 117,730
Boulder, CO 14,170 77.86 2.36 $ 52.78 $ 109,780
Huntsville, AL 16,660 72.34 2.19 $ 50.07 $ 104,150
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 161,110 71.85 2.17 $ 67.14 $ 139,650
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 21,780 69.74 2.11 $ 51.48 $ 107,090
Austin-Round Rock, TX 70,840 66.01 2.00 $ 46.65 $ 97,020
Raleigh, NC 37,020 58.47 1.77 $ 49.34 $ 102,640