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Employment Projections

Employment in STEM occupations

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Table 1.11 Employment in STEM occupations, 2019 and projected 2029
(Numbers in thousands)

Occupation category

Employment, 2019

Employment, 2029

Employment change, numeric, 2019–29

Employment change, percent, 2019–29

Median annual wage, 2020(1)

Total, all occupations

162,795.6

168,834.7

6,039.2

3.7

$41,950

STEM occupations(2)

9,955.1

10,752.9

797.8

8.0

$89,780

Non-STEM occupations

152,840.5

158,081.9

5,241.4

3.4

$40,020

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.
  (2) 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

 

Last Modified Date: April 9, 2021