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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Occupations (Major Group)

This major group comprises the following occupations: Computer and Information Research Scientists ; Computer Systems Analysts ; Information Security Analysts ; Computer Programmers ; Software Developers, Applications ; Software Developers, Systems Software ; Web Developers ; Database Administrators ; Network and Computer Systems Administrators ; Computer Network Architects ; Computer User Support Specialists ; Computer Network Support Specialists ; Computer Occupations, All Other ; Actuaries ; Mathematicians ; Operations Research Analysts ; Statisticians Miscellaneous Mathematical Science Occupations


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this major group:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
4,261,460 0.5 % $43.18 $89,810 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this major group:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $20.95 $29.02 $40.66 $54.87 $69.63
Annual Wage (2) $43,580 $60,360 $84,560 $114,130 $144,830


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 1,137,070 56.44 $45.15 $93,920
Management of Companies and Enterprises 266,950 11.48 $43.07 $89,590
Software Publishers 190,550 51.89 $49.60 $103,160
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 142,990 10.45 $43.90 $91,320
Insurance Carriers 137,980 11.84 $43.40 $90,280

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 1,137,070 56.44 $45.15 $93,920
Software Publishers 190,550 51.89 $49.60 $103,160
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services 126,860 41.31 $43.98 $91,470
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing 55,460 34.47 $52.96 $110,150
Other Information Services 79,820 28.86 $50.85 $105,760

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation 310 0.29 $58.12 $120,890
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 41,290 8.64 $54.59 $113,540
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 24,360 6.76 $53.33 $110,920
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing 55,460 34.47 $52.96 $110,150
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities 58,420 6.38 $52.08 $108,320


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

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





States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 590,550 35.37 1.18 $50.66 $105,380
Texas 353,460 29.73 0.99 $43.00 $89,450
New York 259,090 28.14 0.94 $45.85 $95,370
Virginia 201,680 53.22 1.78 $48.47 $100,830
Florida 198,940 23.63 0.79 $36.74 $76,420




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 42,910 60.58 2.03 $51.34 $106,790
Virginia 201,680 53.22 1.78 $48.47 $100,830
Washington 157,400 49.39 1.65 $51.45 $107,020
Maryland 124,630 46.78 1.56 $47.60 $99,010
Colorado 109,450 42.83 1.43 $45.79 $95,240




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 157,400 49.39 1.65 $51.45 $107,020
District of Columbia 42,910 60.58 2.03 $51.34 $106,790
California 590,550 35.37 1.18 $50.66 $105,380
Virginia 201,680 53.22 1.78 $48.47 $100,830
New Jersey 139,640 34.85 1.17 $48.34 $100,540



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Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 225,610 33.70 1.13 $50.15 $104,320
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 193,830 76.94 2.57 $51.61 $107,350
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 132,140 121.33 4.06 $59.09 $122,900
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 128,040 77.73 2.60 $54.62 $113,610
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 123,580 33.74 1.13 $42.48 $88,360
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 121,240 48.66 1.63 $44.68 $92,930
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 115,940 44.26 1.48 $42.52 $88,440
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 110,160 24.86 0.83 $44.99 $93,590
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 97,910 53.22 1.78 $46.48 $96,680
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 93,670 83.90 2.81 $60.04 $124,880