Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
568,960 1.0 % $44.05 $91,620 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $25.53 $32.43 $41.93 $53.38 $66.20
Annual Wage (2) $53,110 $67,460 $87,220 $111,040 $137,690


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 168,610 8.56 $45.95 $95,580
Management of Companies and Enterprises 53,310 2.32 $43.70 $90,900
Insurance Carriers 28,950 2.48 $41.82 $86,990
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 23,880 1.79 $44.80 $93,190
State Government (OES Designation) 20,650 0.94 $36.12 $75,130

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 168,610 8.56 $45.95 $95,580
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services 17,560 5.93 $44.03 $91,590
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing 5,650 3.36 $51.30 $106,700
Software Publishers 10,240 3.00 $45.16 $93,930
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank 500 2.81 $45.56 $94,760

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Support Activities for Mining 400 0.14 $54.19 $112,710
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage 4,240 0.95 $51.89 $107,920
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing 5,650 3.36 $51.30 $106,700
Other Information Services 6,060 2.37 $51.22 $106,530
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing 240 0.21 $50.97 $106,020


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 75,750 4.74 1.17 $48.77 $101,440
Texas 58,680 5.00 1.23 $45.01 $93,610
New York 38,220 4.20 1.04 $47.16 $98,090
Illinois 29,390 4.98 1.23 $43.09 $89,630
Ohio 27,200 5.10 1.26 $42.45 $88,310




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)
Delaware 3,500 7.93 1.96 $45.54 $94,720
Virginia 26,480 7.04 1.74 $47.34 $98,470
District of Columbia 4,460 6.35 1.57 $48.67 $101,240
Maryland 15,760 5.97 1.47 $46.10 $95,890
Washington 18,130 5.91 1.46 $45.09 $93,790




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 14,130 3.57 0.88 $49.19 $102,310
California 75,750 4.74 1.17 $48.77 $101,440
District of Columbia 4,460 6.35 1.57 $48.67 $101,240
Virginia 26,480 7.04 1.74 $47.34 $98,470
New York 38,220 4.20 1.04 $47.16 $98,090





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 29,980 4.55 1.12 $51.57 $107,270
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 23,700 9.52 2.35 $49.39 $102,720
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 21,610 8.89 2.19 $46.14 $95,970
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 20,350 5.59 1.38 $42.99 $89,430
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 15,880 5.41 1.34 $47.51 $98,820
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 15,090 14.43 3.56 $56.02 $116,530
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 14,370 3.41 0.84 $44.97 $93,530
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 14,000 5.48 1.35 $45.89 $95,440
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 13,870 7.26 1.79 $45.19 $93,990
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 13,590 8.55 2.11 $47.65 $99,120