Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Occupations (Major Group)

This major group comprises the following occupations: Computer and Information Research Scientists ; Computer Systems Analysts ; Computer Programmers ; Software Developers, Applications ; Software Developers, Systems Software ; Database Administrators ; Network and Computer Systems Administrators* ; Computer Support Specialists ; Information Security Analysts, Web Developers, and Computer Network Architects ; Computer Occupations, All Other* ; Actuaries ; Mathematicians ; Operations Research Analysts ; Statisticians ; Mathematical Technicians ; Mathematical Science Occupations, 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 major group:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
3,406,720 0.5 % $37.85 $78,730 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this major group:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $19.25 $26.17 $36.10 $47.33 $58.75
Annual Wage (2) $40,040 $54,430 $75,080 $98,450 $122,210


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 844,670 56.35 $39.77 $82,730
Management of Companies and Enterprises 196,190 10.30 $37.25 $77,480
Software Publishers 134,370 50.70 $42.60 $88,600
Insurance Carriers 126,850 10.91 $37.98 $78,990
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 108,580 10.31 $41.18 $85,660

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 844,670 56.35 $39.77 $82,730
Software Publishers 134,370 50.70 $42.60 $88,600
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services 92,560 38.73 $37.42 $77,840
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing 52,740 33.22 $47.57 $98,940
Other Information Services 36,570 24.54 $42.08 $87,530

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing 52,740 33.22 $47.57 $98,940
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 38,830 8.21 $45.95 $95,580
Communications Equipment Manufacturing 14,870 13.16 $45.71 $95,080
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage 32,020 6.92 $45.58 $94,810
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 46,240 11.38 $44.66 $92,900


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 447,600 31.88 1.20 $43.72 $90,930
Texas 273,170 26.51 1.00 $37.84 $78,710
New York 208,670 24.76 0.93 $39.57 $82,300
Virginia 190,030 53.48 2.01 $43.97 $91,470
Florida 155,170 21.70 0.82 $33.15 $68,960




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)
Virginia 190,030 53.48 2.01 $43.97 $91,470
District of Columbia 33,470 51.91 1.95 $43.59 $90,670
Washington 119,420 43.89 1.65 $41.63 $86,580
Maryland 104,620 42.17 1.59 $41.83 $87,010
Massachusetts 130,110 41.21 1.55 $42.93 $89,300




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Virginia 190,030 53.48 2.01 $43.97 $91,470
California 447,600 31.88 1.20 $43.72 $90,930
District of Columbia 33,470 51.91 1.95 $43.59 $90,670
Massachusetts 130,110 41.21 1.55 $42.93 $89,300
Maryland 104,620 42.17 1.59 $41.83 $87,010





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 183,570 79.45 2.99 $46.12 $95,930
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 153,900 30.40 1.14 $42.89 $89,210
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 95,880 70.01 2.64 $43.63 $90,750
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 93,670 24.50 0.92 $40.07 $83,340
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 93,430 26.08 0.98 $37.91 $78,850
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 91,870 104.83 3.95 $53.26 $110,780
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 91,110 54.36 2.05 $43.54 $90,560
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 87,960 43.01 1.62 $39.95 $83,090
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 80,740 36.24 1.36 $36.73 $76,410
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 67,690 39.55 1.49 $37.44 $77,880