Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

15-1799 Computer Occupations, All Other*

* This occupation has the same title, but not necessarily the same content, as the 2010 SOC occupation

This OES occupation is a combination of data collected for the 2010 SOC occupation 15-1199 Computer Occupations, All Other and the 2000 SOC occupation 15-1099 Computer Specialists, All Other .


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)
183,110 1.2 % $38.36 $79,790 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $20.05 $28.53 $38.10 $47.90 $56.59
Annual Wage (2) $41,710 $59,350 $79,240 $99,630 $117,700


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) 68,340 3.36 $43.51 $90,490
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 20,440 1.42 $36.51 $75,950
Management of Companies and Enterprises 10,000 0.53 $37.51 $78,010
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 8,000 0.28 $32.52 $67,650
Software Publishers 6,840 2.70 $40.96 $85,210

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) 68,340 3.36 $43.51 $90,490
Software Publishers 6,840 2.70 $40.96 $85,210
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 20,440 1.42 $36.51 $75,950
Other Information Services 1,850 1.34 $32.43 $67,450
Satellite Telecommunications 140 1.33 $31.49 $65,500

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Investment Pools and Funds (8) (8) $46.04 $95,760
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 68,340 3.36 $43.51 $90,490
Household Appliance Manufacturing 120 0.21 $42.37 $88,140
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank 60 0.29 $42.23 $87,850
Oil and Gas Extraction 970 0.63 $42.03 $87,410


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 24,150 1.73 1.20 $40.18 $83,560
Maryland 12,380 5.03 3.49 $46.72 $97,170
Illinois 10,650 1.93 1.34 $34.86 $72,510
New Jersey 9,470 2.51 1.74 $36.85 $76,640
Virginia 9,330 2.65 1.84 $46.22 $96,140




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 8,140 12.74 8.84 $50.70 $105,460
Maryland 12,380 5.03 3.49 $46.72 $97,170
Minnesota 7,750 3.03 2.10 $36.09 $75,060
Colorado 6,360 2.95 2.05 $38.31 $79,690
Washington 7,720 2.87 1.99 $40.28 $83,770




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 8,140 12.74 8.84 $50.70 $105,460
Maryland 12,380 5.03 3.49 $46.72 $97,170
Virginia 9,330 2.65 1.84 $46.22 $96,140
Washington 7,720 2.87 1.99 $40.28 $83,770
California 24,150 1.73 1.20 $40.18 $83,560

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 17,900 7.82 5.43 $49.99 $103,990
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 6,620 3.95 2.74 $37.31 $77,600
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 6,470 1.83 1.27 $35.71 $74,280
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 6,020 4.47 3.11 $42.09 $87,550
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 5,760 1.51 1.05 $38.62 $80,320
Baltimore-Towson, MD 5,750 4.64 3.22 $44.79 $93,170
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 4,130 0.83 0.58 $36.24 $75,370
Denver-Aurora, CO 3,670 3.10 2.15 $38.78 $80,660
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 3,400 2.74 1.90 $39.84 $82,860
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 3,130 3.66 2.54 $47.59 $98,990




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)
Carson City, NV 440 16.12 11.19 $32.77 $68,160
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 17,900 7.82 5.43 $49.99 $103,990
Hinesville-Fort Stewart, GA 120 7.19 4.99 $31.60 $65,730
Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV 660 7.15 4.96 $45.56 $94,760
Salem, OR 900 6.28 4.36 $31.63 $65,800
Boulder, CO 940 6.19 4.30 $39.15 $81,430
Lansing-East Lansing, MI 1,190 6.04 4.19 $27.89 $58,010
Warner Robins, GA 320 5.64 3.91 $35.24 $73,300
Bethesda-Frederick-Gaithersburg, MD Metropolitan Division 2,750 4.99 3.47 $49.41 $102,780
Rochester, MN 490 4.94 3.43 $29.84 $62,070




Top paying metropolitan areas for 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 17,900 7.82 5.43 $49.99 $103,990
Bethesda-Frederick-Gaithersburg, MD Metropolitan Division 2,750 4.99 3.47 $49.41 $102,780
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 3,130 3.66 2.54 $47.59 $98,990
Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV 660 7.15 4.96 $45.56 $94,760
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 590 4.37 3.03 $45.41 $94,440
Charlottesville, VA 80 0.92 0.64 $45.02 $93,650
Baltimore-Towson, MD 5,750 4.64 3.22 $44.79 $93,170
Midland, TX (8) (8) (8) $43.95 $91,420
Salinas, CA 410 2.66 1.85 $43.26 $89,980
Framingham, MA NECTA Division 380 2.47 1.71 $43.15 $89,750

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southeast Arizona nonmetropolitan area 380 6.13 4.25 $42.16 $87,700
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 260 1.10 0.77 $40.05 $83,310
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area 250 2.17 1.51 $27.41 $57,020
St. Mary's County, Maryland nonmetropolitan area 240 5.88 4.08 $47.26 $98,310
Northeastern Virginia nonmetropolitan area 190 4.08 2.83 $45.85 $95,370

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

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southeast Arizona nonmetropolitan area 380 6.13 4.25 $42.16 $87,700
St. Mary's County, Maryland nonmetropolitan area 240 5.88 4.08 $47.26 $98,310
Northeastern Virginia nonmetropolitan area 190 4.08 2.83 $45.85 $95,370
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area 250 2.17 1.51 $27.41 $57,020
Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area 60 1.71 1.19 $36.98 $76,920

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
St. Mary's County, Maryland nonmetropolitan area 240 5.88 4.08 $47.26 $98,310
Northeastern Virginia nonmetropolitan area 190 4.08 2.83 $45.85 $95,370
Southeast Arizona nonmetropolitan area 380 6.13 4.25 $42.16 $87,700
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 260 1.10 0.77 $40.05 $83,310
Southwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 70 0.73 0.51 $39.69 $82,550


About May 2010 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2010 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

Download May 2010 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates in Zipped XLS files

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011