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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Occupations (Major Group)

Computer and Mathematical Occupations 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 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: Top

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)
4,587,700 0.5 % $ 46.53 $ 96,770 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for Computer and Mathematical Occupations:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 22.31 $ 31.12 $ 43.92 $ 59.44 $ 75.54
Annual Wage (2) $ 46,400 $ 64,730 $ 91,350 $ 123,640 $ 157,120


Industry profile for Computer and Mathematical Occupations: Top

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 1,202,310 54.67 $ 47.78 $ 99,370
Management of Companies and Enterprises 292,920 12.09 $ 46.60 $ 96,930
Software Publishers 240,110 49.19 $ 54.49 $ 113,350
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 170,350 11.19 $ 46.54 $ 96,800
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services 148,170 41.28 $ 46.85 $ 97,440

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 1,202,310 54.67 $ 47.78 $ 99,370
Software Publishers 240,110 49.19 $ 54.49 $ 113,350
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services 148,170 41.28 $ 46.85 $ 97,440
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing 48,550 30.25 $ 66.16 $ 137,610
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank 4,400 22.48 $ 50.67 $ 105,390

Top paying industries for Computer and Mathematical Occupations:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Inland Water Transportation (8) (8) $ 72.29 $ 150,370
Other Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation 560 0.58 $ 69.81 $ 145,210
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing 48,550 30.25 $ 66.16 $ 137,610
Oil and Gas Extraction 9,890 7.94 $ 56.80 $ 118,140
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities 67,460 7.16 $ 56.48 $ 117,490


Geographic profile for Computer and Mathematical Occupations: Top

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.





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 640,210 38.96 1.18 $ 56.16 $ 116,820
Texas 396,060 32.73 0.99 $ 45.04 $ 93,690
New York 265,840 30.59 0.93 $ 49.65 $ 103,280
Florida 220,900 26.17 0.79 $ 39.81 $ 82,810
Virginia 218,360 59.00 1.79 $ 51.50 $ 107,130




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 44,720 65.08 1.97 $ 54.78 $ 113,930
Washington 200,650 62.80 1.90 $ 58.96 $ 122,640
Virginia 218,360 59.00 1.79 $ 51.50 $ 107,130
Maryland 133,060 52.74 1.60 $ 50.55 $ 105,150
Colorado 126,070 48.90 1.48 $ 48.33 $ 100,520




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 200,650 62.80 1.90 $ 58.96 $ 122,640
California 640,210 38.96 1.18 $ 56.16 $ 116,820
District of Columbia 44,720 65.08 1.97 $ 54.78 $ 113,930
Virginia 218,360 59.00 1.79 $ 51.50 $ 107,130
Massachusetts 147,710 44.10 1.34 $ 50.67 $ 105,400





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 305,430 34.57 1.05 $ 52.41 $ 109,010
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 242,350 80.19 2.43 $ 53.98 $ 112,280
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 174,740 89.34 2.71 $ 61.42 $ 127,760
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 174,170 29.91 0.91 $ 48.51 $ 100,900
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 167,230 46.60 1.41 $ 46.89 $ 97,540
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 158,730 68.10 2.06 $ 61.64 $ 128,210
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 146,600 33.61 1.02 $ 45.39 $ 94,400
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 144,010 130.56 3.96 $ 68.96 $ 143,430
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 137,740 52.94 1.61 $ 51.35 $ 106,810
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 124,980 47.47 1.44 $ 45.33 $ 94,280




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 144,010 130.56 3.96 $ 68.96 $ 143,430
Bloomington, IL 10,530 127.55 3.87 $ 48.04 $ 99,920
California-Lexington Park, MD 4,660 103.18 3.13 $ 48.62 $ 101,140
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 174,740 89.34 2.71 $ 61.42 $ 127,760
Boulder, CO 15,400 84.90 2.57 $ 50.15 $ 104,320
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 242,350 80.19 2.43 $ 53.98 $ 112,280
Huntsville, AL 17,470 75.69 2.29 $ 47.77 $ 99,370
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 21,580 69.67 2.11 $ 46.43 $ 96,580
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 158,730 68.10 2.06 $ 61.64 $ 128,210
Austin-Round Rock, TX 71,170 67.51 2.05 $ 44.80 $ 93,190