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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

15-1299 Computer Occupations, All Other

All computer occupations not listed separately. Excludes “Computer and Information Systems Managers” (11-3021), “Computer Hardware Engineers” (17-2061), “Electrical and Electronics Engineers” (17-2070), “Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary” (25-1021), “Special Effects Artists and Animators” (27-1014), “Graphic Designers” (27-1024), “Health Information Technologists and Medical Registrars” (29-9021), and “Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers” (49-2011).


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)
393,160 0.9 % $44.43 $92,410 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $21.05 $30.10 $42.57 $56.38 $70.40
Annual Wage (2) $43,780 $62,620 $88,550 $117,260 $146,440


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 87,700 4.03 $48.07 $99,980
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 76,050 3.79 $48.80 $101,500
Management of Companies and Enterprises 21,630 0.88 $44.74 $93,070
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 17,070 1.14 $43.95 $91,420
Software Publishers 11,660 2.70 $46.50 $96,730

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 87,700 4.03 $48.07 $99,980
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 76,050 3.79 $48.80 $101,500
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services 10,880 3.24 $43.38 $90,240
Software Publishers 11,660 2.70 $46.50 $96,730
Other Information Services 4,920 1.52 $49.58 $103,130

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing (8) (8) $56.77 $118,080
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing 300 0.20 $53.42 $111,120
Natural Gas Distribution 360 0.33 $52.05 $108,260
Rail Transportation 860 0.37 $52.02 $108,190
Telecommunications 6,400 0.89 $50.69 $105,430


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 83,270 4.79 1.79 $50.28 $104,580
Texas 27,540 2.21 0.83 $41.15 $85,590
Georgia 22,000 4.92 1.84 $43.62 $90,730
Pennsylvania 19,660 3.33 1.24 $41.91 $87,170
Maryland 14,940 5.53 2.07 $53.72 $111,730




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)
Maryland 14,940 5.53 2.07 $53.72 $111,730
Colorado 14,010 5.23 1.95 $51.00 $106,070
Georgia 22,000 4.92 1.84 $43.62 $90,730
Utah 7,270 4.83 1.81 $38.80 $80,690
California 83,270 4.79 1.79 $50.28 $104,580




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia (8) (8) (8) $56.85 $118,250
Maryland 14,940 5.53 2.07 $53.72 $111,730
Colorado 14,010 5.23 1.95 $51.00 $106,070
California 83,270 4.79 1.79 $50.28 $104,580
Virginia 14,560 3.75 1.40 $50.05 $104,100





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)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 35,790 11.26 4.20 $55.85 $116,160
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 23,420 3.75 1.40 $41.34 $85,990
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 22,250 9.00 3.36 $57.87 $120,370
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 17,180 6.26 2.34 $45.41 $94,460
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 13,810 12.10 4.52 $66.04 $137,370
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 12,150 1.26 0.47 $43.93 $91,370
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 11,490 3.14 1.17 $44.97 $93,530
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 11,040 2.36 0.88 $45.94 $95,560
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 10,730 3.73 1.39 $45.31 $94,230
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 9,260 6.12 2.29 $53.50 $111,280