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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

15-1211 Computer Systems Analysts

Analyze science, engineering, business, and other data processing problems to develop and implement solutions to complex applications problems, system administration issues, or network concerns. Perform systems management and integration functions, improve existing computer systems, and review computer system capabilities, workflow, and schedule limitations. May analyze or recommend commercially available software.


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 occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
589,060 1.0 % $46.23 $96,160 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $26.53 $33.65 $43.71 $56.31 $71.00
Annual Wage (2) $55,180 $70,000 $90,920 $117,120 $147,670


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 172,810 7.95 $48.20 $100,260
Management of Companies and Enterprises 54,950 2.23 $46.08 $95,850
Insurance Carriers 31,520 2.63 $43.90 $91,320
Credit Intermediation and Related Activities (5221 And 5223 only) 23,730 1.16 $46.91 $97,570
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 23,340 0.42 $41.81 $86,970

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 172,810 7.95 $48.20 $100,260
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank 980 5.13 $46.83 $97,410
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services 15,460 4.60 $45.56 $94,770
Oil and Gas Extraction 5,160 3.65 $66.00 $137,290
Insurance Carriers 31,520 2.63 $43.90 $91,320

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oil and Gas Extraction 5,160 3.65 $66.00 $137,290
Scientific Research and Development Services 10,590 1.50 $53.72 $111,730
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 5,550 1.07 $53.67 $111,630
Cable and Other Subscription Programming 330 0.63 $52.85 $109,930
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing 3,580 2.26 $52.53 $109,270


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 64,260 3.70 0.92 $53.28 $110,820
Texas 54,150 4.36 1.09 $49.10 $102,120
New York 39,860 4.19 1.04 $52.84 $109,910
Illinois 30,710 5.10 1.27 $43.92 $91,340
Florida 27,450 3.12 0.78 $41.33 $85,970




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)
Minnesota 20,240 7.03 1.75 $46.20 $96,090
Virginia 26,310 6.78 1.69 $51.20 $106,490
Maryland 17,760 6.58 1.64 $48.54 $100,970
North Carolina 26,050 5.84 1.46 $45.35 $94,330
Illinois 30,710 5.10 1.27 $43.92 $91,340




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 64,260 3.70 0.92 $53.28 $110,820
New York 39,860 4.19 1.04 $52.84 $109,910
District of Columbia 3,560 4.91 1.23 $52.55 $109,300
Virginia 26,310 6.78 1.69 $51.20 $106,490
New Jersey 18,510 4.53 1.13 $50.30 $104,630





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 44,210 4.58 1.14 $54.84 $114,070
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 27,210 8.56 2.13 $52.31 $108,800
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 22,410 4.79 1.20 $43.60 $90,690
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 19,460 5.32 1.33 $46.75 $97,250
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 18,450 9.36 2.33 $46.92 $97,590
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 16,980 6.87 1.71 $58.32 $121,300
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 16,870 2.70 0.67 $50.66 $105,380
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 16,280 5.93 1.48 $44.08 $91,690
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 15,430 5.52 1.38 $47.92 $99,670
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 15,300 5.01 1.25 $57.47 $119,540