Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
581,960 1.0 % $44.59 $92,740 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $25.84 $32.82 $42.44 $54.11 $67.24
Annual Wage (2) $53,750 $68,260 $88,270 $112,540 $139,850


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 179,330 8.90 $46.84 $97,420
Management of Companies and Enterprises 56,220 2.42 $44.48 $92,520
Insurance Carriers 28,950 2.48 $42.31 $88,010
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 23,420 1.71 $45.78 $95,230
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 21,490 0.98 $36.25 $75,400

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 179,330 8.90 $46.84 $97,420
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services 16,350 5.32 $43.93 $91,380
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank 690 3.81 $46.25 $96,200
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing 5,910 3.67 $48.56 $101,000
Software Publishers 10,190 2.77 $46.32 $96,350

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Health and Personal Care Stores 40 (7) $53.51 $111,310
Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing 320 1.78 $53.14 $110,520
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 2,210 0.61 $52.69 $109,590
Other Information Services 6,020 2.18 $51.21 $106,520
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance 50 0.03 $51.03 $106,150


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 72,980 4.37 1.07 $49.45 $102,860
Texas 56,220 4.73 1.16 $46.24 $96,190
New York 42,500 4.62 1.13 $49.78 $103,550
Ohio 28,970 5.39 1.32 $43.30 $90,070
Virginia 27,760 7.32 1.79 $48.12 $100,090




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 27,760 7.32 1.79 $48.12 $100,090
Delaware 2,950 6.66 1.63 $46.36 $96,440
Maryland 17,220 6.46 1.58 $46.97 $97,700
District of Columbia 4,260 6.01 1.47 $50.47 $104,970
Minnesota 16,630 5.86 1.44 $43.86 $91,230




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 13,170 3.29 0.81 $50.84 $105,750
District of Columbia 4,260 6.01 1.47 $50.47 $104,970
New York 42,500 4.62 1.13 $49.78 $103,550
California 72,980 4.37 1.07 $49.45 $102,860
Virginia 27,760 7.32 1.79 $48.12 $100,090



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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 32,970 4.93 1.21 $55.18 $114,760
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 24,000 9.53 2.33 $50.09 $104,180
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 19,950 8.01 1.96 $47.06 $97,880
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 17,990 4.91 1.20 $43.53 $90,550
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 14,990 5.12 1.25 $48.63 $101,150
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 14,780 7.65 1.87 $44.79 $93,150
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 14,450 3.26 0.80 $45.20 $94,020
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 13,930 5.32 1.30 $43.46 $90,400
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 13,600 12.49 3.06 $56.74 $118,010
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 12,840 7.80 1.91 $48.02 $99,870


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Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California-Lexington Park, MD 1,160 25.42 6.23 $48.37 $100,610
Olympia-Tumwater, WA 1,640 15.00 3.67 $36.53 $75,980
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 13,600 12.49 3.06 $56.74 $118,010
Bloomington, IL 1,050 11.77 2.88 $42.60 $88,600
Raleigh, NC 7,090 11.69 2.86 $44.69 $92,950
Springfield, IL 1,140 10.64 2.61 $44.80 $93,180
Madison, WI 3,990 10.30 2.52 $42.31 $88,000
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 11,450 10.26 2.51 $58.84 $122,380
Austin-Round Rock, TX 10,000 10.04 2.46 $44.69 $92,960
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 24,000 9.53 2.33 $50.09 $104,180