Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

15-1199 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), "Multimedia Artists and Animators" (27-1014), "Graphic Designers" (27-1024), "Computer Operators" (43-9011), and "Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairs" (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)
315,830 0.9 % $43.79 $91,080 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $22.23 $31.40 $42.56 $54.89 $67.02
Annual Wage (2) $46,240 $65,320 $88,510 $114,180 $139,390


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)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 74,960 3.70 $47.57 $98,940
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 59,680 2.96 $44.99 $93,570
Management of Companies and Enterprises 16,140 0.69 $44.09 $91,700
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 12,240 0.89 $42.50 $88,400
Employment Services 9,710 0.27 $41.60 $86,520

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 74,960 3.70 $47.57 $98,940
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 59,680 2.96 $44.99 $93,570
Software Publishers 9,490 2.59 $44.88 $93,350
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services 7,810 2.54 $43.79 $91,090
Other Information Services 4,020 1.45 $43.98 $91,480

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing 220 0.16 $51.48 $107,070
Telecommunications 6,780 0.87 $50.69 $105,430
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities 2,380 0.26 $49.73 $103,430
Natural Gas Distribution 560 0.50 $48.96 $101,830
Nondepository Credit Intermediation 2,070 0.33 $48.79 $101,480


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 47,930 2.87 1.30 $47.34 $98,460
Texas 19,640 1.65 0.75 $43.54 $90,570
District of Columbia 17,020 24.04 10.85 $56.09 $116,670
Georgia 16,580 3.85 1.74 $42.40 $88,190
Illinois 16,050 2.71 1.22 $44.69 $92,960




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)
District of Columbia 17,020 24.04 10.85 $56.09 $116,670
Colorado 14,390 5.63 2.54 $47.39 $98,570
Maryland 13,840 5.19 2.34 $52.70 $109,620
Georgia 16,580 3.85 1.74 $42.40 $88,190
Oregon 6,740 3.68 1.66 $38.31 $79,690




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 17,020 24.04 10.85 $56.09 $116,670
Maryland 13,840 5.19 2.34 $52.70 $109,620
Virginia 13,040 3.44 1.55 $50.33 $104,680
Connecticut 1,880 1.14 0.51 $47.65 $99,110
Colorado 14,390 5.63 2.54 $47.39 $98,570



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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)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 29,990 11.90 5.37 $55.09 $114,580
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 13,290 5.07 2.29 $43.48 $90,430
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 10,990 3.00 1.35 $46.31 $96,320
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 9,970 2.25 1.02 $39.72 $82,610
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 9,600 6.65 3.00 $49.37 $102,690
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 8,150 4.95 2.23 $45.59 $94,820
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 7,790 6.98 3.15 $56.91 $118,380
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 6,990 3.80 1.72 $45.64 $94,940
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 6,880 6.31 2.85 $58.76 $122,220
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 6,690 2.69 1.21 $47.56 $98,920


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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)
Sierra Vista-Douglas, AZ 510 15.78 7.12 $47.44 $98,670
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 29,990 11.90 5.37 $55.09 $114,580
Parkersburg-Vienna, WV 390 10.44 4.71 $40.86 $84,980
California-Lexington Park, MD 470 10.29 4.64 $52.60 $109,400
Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY 540 10.03 4.53 $41.21 $85,710
Hinesville, GA 160 9.28 4.19 $38.79 $80,680
Boulder, CO 1,610 8.99 4.06 $43.97 $91,450
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 7,790 6.98 3.15 $56.91 $118,380
Salem, OR 1,120 6.74 3.04 $38.41 $79,890
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 9,600 6.65 3.00 $49.37 $102,690