Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Occupations (Major Group)

This major group comprises the following occupations: Computer and Information Research Scientists ; Computer Systems Analysts ; Information Security Analysts ; Computer Programmers ; Software Developers, Applications ; Software Developers, Systems Software ; Web Developers ; Database Administrators ; Network and Computer Systems Administrators ; Computer Network Architects ; Computer User Support Specialists ; Computer Network Support Specialists ; 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)
3,578,220 0.4 % $38.55 $80,180 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this major group:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $19.39 $26.55 $36.67 $48.40 $60.55
Annual Wage (2) $40,330 $55,220 $76,270 $100,670 $125,940


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 910,580 56.99 $40.72 $84,690
Management of Companies and Enterprises 210,550 10.51 $38.17 $79,400
Software Publishers 144,940 51.04 $42.94 $89,310
Insurance Carriers 127,030 10.97 $39.03 $81,180
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 118,160 10.74 $41.61 $86,550

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 910,580 56.99 $40.72 $84,690
Software Publishers 144,940 51.04 $42.94 $89,310
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services 101,220 40.40 $37.65 $78,310
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing 50,320 32.08 $46.73 $97,200
Other Information Services 42,080 24.77 $41.91 $87,170

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage 32,980 7.28 $47.48 $98,770
Oil and Gas Extraction 6,950 3.83 $47.44 $98,680
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 38,940 7.90 $47.13 $98,040
Communications Equipment Manufacturing 14,950 13.39 $46.90 $97,560
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing 50,320 32.08 $46.73 $97,200


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 471,890 32.99 1.20 $44.14 $91,810
Texas 292,370 27.64 1.01 $37.75 $78,510
New York 216,150 25.30 0.92 $40.53 $84,300
Virginia 199,040 55.33 2.01 $44.65 $92,880
Florida 161,070 22.14 0.81 $34.10 $70,930




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 199,040 55.33 2.01 $44.65 $92,880
District of Columbia 34,280 52.44 1.91 $44.69 $92,960
Washington 131,130 47.44 1.73 $42.94 $89,310
Massachusetts 138,710 43.32 1.58 $43.63 $90,750
Maryland 108,250 43.11 1.57 $43.24 $89,940




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 34,280 52.44 1.91 $44.69 $92,960
Virginia 199,040 55.33 2.01 $44.65 $92,880
California 471,890 32.99 1.20 $44.14 $91,810
Massachusetts 138,710 43.32 1.58 $43.63 $90,750
Maryland 108,250 43.11 1.57 $43.24 $89,940





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 191,060 81.53 2.97 $47.00 $97,750
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 158,950 30.82 1.12 $44.36 $92,270
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 106,790 75.77 2.76 $44.95 $93,510
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 106,420 29.23 1.06 $38.37 $79,800
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 98,410 57.50 2.09 $44.52 $92,590
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 95,740 24.73 0.90 $40.72 $84,710
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 95,060 45.33 1.65 $38.68 $80,440
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 93,900 104.49 3.80 $52.22 $108,610
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 84,220 37.24 1.36 $37.67 $78,360
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 69,940 26.49 0.96 $39.75 $82,690