The Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics (OEWS) program produces employment and wage estimates annually for approximately 830 occupations. These estimates are available for the nation as a whole, for individual states, and for metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas; national occupational estimates for specific industries are also available.
Computer and mathematical occupations had employment of 5.0 million and an
annual mean wage of $108,130 in May 2022. Software developers was the largest
computer and mathematical occupation, with 1.5 million jobs and an annual
mean wage of $132,930.
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