Employment in STEM occupations

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Table 1.11 Employment in STEM occupations, 2016 and projected 2026
(Numbers in thousands)

Occupation category

Employment

Change, 2016–26

Median annual wage, 2018(1)

2016

2026

Number

Percent

Total, all occupations

156,063.8

167,582.3

11,518.6

7.4

$38,640

STEM occupations

9,303.5

10,311.9

1,008.4

10.8

$84,880

Non-STEM occupations

146,760.3

157,270.4

10,510.1

7.2

$37,020

Footnotes:
  (1) Data are from the Occupational Employment Statistics program, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Wage data cover non-farm wage and salary workers and do not cover the self-employed, owners and partners in unincorporated firms, or household workers.
Note: Science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) occupations include computer and mathematical, architecture and engineering, and life and physical science occupations, as well as managerial and postsecondary teaching occupations related to these functional areas and sales occupations requiring scientific or technical knowledge at the postsecondary level. For more information, see https://www.bls.gov/oes/topics.htm#stem.
Source: Employment Projections program, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

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Last Modified Date: April 10, 2019