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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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


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)
4,384,300 0.5 % $44.01 $91,530 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this major group:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $21.41 $29.64 $41.51 $55.98 $71.12
Annual Wage (2) $44,530 $61,640 $86,340 $116,440 $147,920


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 1,183,190 56.49 $45.89 $95,450
Management of Companies and Enterprises 274,010 11.55 $44.17 $91,860
Software Publishers 195,990 49.76 $50.12 $104,260
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 144,050 9.99 $44.24 $92,020
Employment Services 135,600 3.70 $42.30 $87,990

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 1,183,190 56.49 $45.89 $95,450
Software Publishers 195,990 49.76 $50.12 $104,260
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services 129,210 40.54 $44.79 $93,170
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing 50,860 32.45 $55.60 $115,650
Other Information Services 80,370 27.17 $51.29 $106,680

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 360 0.34 $58.99 $122,690
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 44,240 9.11 $55.66 $115,770
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing 50,860 32.45 $55.60 $115,650
Other Investment Pools and Funds 140 1.64 $53.59 $111,460
Oil and Gas Extraction 8,160 5.78 $52.80 $109,830


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 616,270 36.23 1.20 $52.01 $108,190
Texas 364,120 30.06 0.99 $43.63 $90,740
New York 264,620 28.19 0.93 $46.79 $97,320
Florida 206,930 24.04 0.79 $37.87 $78,780
Virginia 206,750 53.94 1.78 $49.25 $102,430




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 42,120 59.12 1.95 $52.21 $108,600
Virginia 206,750 53.94 1.78 $49.25 $102,430
Washington 164,830 50.57 1.67 $52.24 $108,660
Maryland 128,230 47.78 1.58 $48.35 $100,560
Colorado 116,930 44.62 1.47 $46.58 $96,880




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 164,830 50.57 1.67 $52.24 $108,660
District of Columbia 42,120 59.12 1.95 $52.21 $108,600
California 616,270 36.23 1.20 $52.01 $108,190
Virginia 206,750 53.94 1.78 $49.25 $102,430
New Jersey 144,240 35.61 1.18 $48.75 $101,390





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-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 305,470 32.16 1.06 $49.98 $103,960
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 232,290 74.09 2.45 $51.81 $107,760
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 171,700 28.06 0.93 $46.15 $96,000
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 150,970 42.31 1.40 $45.11 $93,820
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 147,310 31.74 1.05 $42.85 $89,130
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 146,420 60.53 2.00 $58.04 $120,730
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 141,030 126.01 4.16 $61.08 $127,040
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 139,440 70.27 2.32 $54.69 $113,750
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 132,130 47.89 1.58 $48.23 $100,310
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 123,340 45.97 1.52 $43.85 $91,220