Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
4,005,250 0.5 % $41.43 $86,170 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this major group:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $20.12 $27.94 $39.15 $52.64 $66.55
Annual Wage (2) $41,850 $58,120 $81,430 $109,490 $138,420


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 1,080,820 57.33 $43.06 $89,560
Management of Companies and Enterprises 244,940 10.84 $41.15 $85,600
Software Publishers 174,810 53.48 $48.37 $100,610
Employment Services 128,840 3.60 $39.57 $82,310
Insurance Carriers 127,110 10.95 $41.49 $86,290

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 1,080,820 57.33 $43.06 $89,560
Software Publishers 174,810 53.48 $48.37 $100,610
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services 117,680 40.47 $40.93 $85,130
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing 53,730 33.89 $52.99 $110,220
Other Information Services 74,850 32.25 $54.00 $112,320

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Information Services 74,850 32.25 $54.00 $112,320
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing 53,730 33.89 $52.99 $110,220
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage 31,860 7.13 $52.77 $109,770
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 41,510 8.50 $51.89 $107,930
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil 260 2.54 $51.03 $106,140


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 548,800 35.41 1.22 $49.48 $102,930
Texas 353,760 30.57 1.05 $40.81 $84,890
New York 239,300 26.63 0.92 $44.02 $91,570
Virginia 195,140 52.99 1.82 $46.52 $96,750
Florida 184,270 23.25 0.80 $35.23 $73,270



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 39,020 57.72 1.99 $48.38 $100,620
Virginia 195,140 52.99 1.82 $46.52 $96,750
Washington 143,270 48.01 1.65 $49.23 $102,400
Maryland 120,360 46.35 1.60 $45.98 $95,640
Colorado 97,840 39.91 1.37 $43.60 $90,690



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 548,800 35.41 1.22 $49.48 $102,930
Washington 143,270 48.01 1.65 $49.23 $102,400
District of Columbia 39,020 57.72 1.99 $48.38 $100,620
Virginia 195,140 52.99 1.82 $46.52 $96,750
Massachusetts 134,790 39.68 1.37 $46.14 $95,980




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)
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 212,580 32.81 1.13 $47.72 $99,250
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 185,090 76.57 2.64 $49.46 $102,870
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 126,360 124.89 4.30 $61.95 $128,850
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 121,380 33.99 1.17 $40.19 $83,590
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 116,980 76.13 2.62 $52.09 $108,350
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 115,920 49.76 1.71 $41.78 $86,900
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 106,580 42.97 1.48 $40.18 $83,580
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 97,010 23.64 0.81 $43.42 $90,310
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 92,050 52.26 1.80 $46.64 $97,010
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 84,050 28.69 0.99 $43.46 $90,390