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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

15-1121 Computer Systems Analysts

Analyze science, engineering, business, and other data processing problems to implement and improve computer systems. Analyze user requirements, procedures, and problems to automate or improve existing systems and review computer system capabilities, workflow, and scheduling 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)
587,970 1.0 % $45.01 $93,610 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $26.14 $33.04 $42.66 $54.55 $68.38
Annual Wage (2) $54,360 $68,730 $88,740 $113,460 $142,220


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 178,810 8.54 $47.09 $97,950
Management of Companies and Enterprises 55,500 2.34 $45.30 $94,220
Insurance Carriers 28,410 2.43 $42.42 $88,230
Credit Intermediation and Related Activities (5221 And 5223 only) 23,990 1.19 $46.38 $96,480
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 22,610 0.41 $40.25 $83,730

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 178,810 8.54 $47.09 $97,950
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services 15,400 4.83 $43.50 $90,490
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank 720 3.93 $47.15 $98,070
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing 4,370 2.79 $50.54 $105,120
Software Publishers 10,280 2.61 $46.75 $97,250

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oil and Gas Extraction (8) (8) $59.95 $124,690
Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing (8) (8) $54.01 $112,330
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 5,510 1.13 $52.31 $108,810
Other Information Services 6,210 2.10 $51.60 $107,330
Other Personal Services 50 0.01 $51.56 $107,250


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 67,950 4.00 0.98 $49.97 $103,930
Texas 51,710 4.27 1.05 $47.07 $97,900
New York 44,030 4.69 1.15 $51.12 $106,320
Ohio 29,010 5.36 1.32 $42.99 $89,420
Illinois 28,130 4.70 1.16 $42.97 $89,370




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)
Virginia 26,800 6.99 1.72 $49.18 $102,290
Maryland 18,340 6.83 1.68 $46.98 $97,720
Minnesota 18,710 6.53 1.61 $44.67 $92,920
North Carolina 26,110 5.96 1.47 $44.94 $93,480
Delaware 2,530 5.64 1.39 $46.38 $96,460




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Jersey 13,710 3.38 0.83 $51.70 $107,540
District of Columbia 3,630 5.10 1.26 $51.34 $106,790
New York 44,030 4.69 1.15 $51.12 $106,320
California 67,950 4.00 0.98 $49.97 $103,930
Virginia 26,800 6.99 1.72 $49.18 $102,290





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 42,740 4.50 1.11 $54.65 $113,680
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 27,810 8.87 2.18 $50.67 $105,390
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 23,010 4.96 1.22 $43.25 $89,970
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 19,080 3.12 0.77 $45.83 $95,320
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 18,980 5.32 1.31 $45.82 $95,300
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 16,730 8.55 2.11 $45.57 $94,780
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 15,740 5.87 1.44 $44.91 $93,410
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 14,750 6.10 1.50 $56.89 $118,320
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 14,370 4.82 1.19 $53.05 $110,340
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 13,590 4.93 1.21 $45.99 $95,660