Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

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)
185,730 1.0 % $39.36 $81,860 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $20.88 $29.48 $39.01 $48.96 $57.38
Annual Wage (2) $43,430 $61,310 $81,140 $101,840 $119,350


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) 73,030 3.58 $43.78 $91,060
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 19,830 1.24 $38.15 $79,360
Management of Companies and Enterprises 10,280 0.51 $39.67 $82,520
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 7,910 0.27 $30.85 $64,170
State Government (OES Designation) 6,690 0.30 $33.83 $70,380

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) 73,030 3.58 $43.78 $91,060
Manufacturing and Reproducing Magnetic and Optical Media 380 1.86 $34.71 $72,190
Software Publishers 4,280 1.51 $43.80 $91,100
Other Information Services 2,330 1.37 $33.02 $68,690
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services 3,170 1.27 $37.92 $78,870

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite) 840 0.52 $48.25 $100,350
Other Investment Pools and Funds (8) (8) $48.05 $99,950
Automotive Equipment Rental and Leasing 40 0.02 $47.04 $97,850
Natural Gas Distribution 160 0.15 $45.96 $95,590
Communications Equipment Manufacturing 370 0.33 $44.33 $92,220


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 16,980 1.19 0.83 $39.85 $82,890
Illinois 16,030 2.84 1.99 $37.83 $78,690
Maryland 13,840 5.51 3.87 $47.07 $97,910
Texas 12,030 1.14 0.80 $39.16 $81,460
District of Columbia 9,720 14.87 10.43 $50.66 $105,370




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 9,720 14.87 10.43 $50.66 $105,370
Maryland 13,840 5.51 3.87 $47.07 $97,910
Oregon 4,710 2.93 2.05 $35.74 $74,340
Illinois 16,030 2.84 1.99 $37.83 $78,690
Minnesota 7,010 2.65 1.86 $36.29 $75,470




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 9,720 14.87 10.43 $50.66 $105,370
Maryland 13,840 5.51 3.87 $47.07 $97,910
Virginia 9,420 2.62 1.84 $46.47 $96,660
Massachusetts 3,530 1.10 0.77 $42.84 $89,110
Colorado 5,810 2.61 1.83 $41.27 $85,850





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 19,850 8.47 5.94 $50.06 $104,130
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 10,810 2.97 2.08 $38.07 $79,190
Baltimore-Towson, MD 6,270 4.98 3.49 $46.10 $95,880
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 6,010 3.44 2.41 $37.40 $77,790
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 4,840 0.94 0.66 $37.36 $77,700
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 4,080 2.89 2.03 $42.55 $88,500
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 3,890 1.85 1.30 $44.51 $92,570
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 3,470 2.82 1.98 $39.80 $82,780
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division 3,150 5.62 3.94 $48.67 $101,240
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 3,150 3.14 2.20 $38.81 $80,730




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 360 13.83 9.70 $30.79 $64,050
Elizabethtown, KY 570 12.51 8.78 $37.12 $77,200
Springfield, IL 1,320 12.27 8.61 $42.00 $87,370
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 19,850 8.47 5.94 $50.06 $104,130
Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV 730 7.36 5.17 $46.08 $95,850
Lansing-East Lansing, MI 1,430 7.34 5.15 $28.49 $59,270
Hinesville-Fort Stewart, GA 120 7.14 5.01 $32.44 $67,470
Warner Robins, GA 320 5.75 4.03 $34.55 $71,860
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division 3,150 5.62 3.94 $48.67 $101,240
Salem, OR 740 5.23 3.67 $34.05 $70,820