Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

15-1121 Computer Systems Analysts

Analyze science, engineering, business, and other data processing problems to implement and improve computer systems. Analyze user requirements, procedures, and problems to automate or improve existing systems and review computer system capabilities, workflow, and scheduling limitations. May analyze or recommend commercially available software.


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)
528,320 0.9 % $41.98 $87,320 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $24.42 $31.02 $39.76 $50.46 $62.49
Annual Wage (2) $50,780 $64,520 $82,710 $104,950 $129,980


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 154,790 8.76 $43.82 $91,150
Management of Companies and Enterprises 47,900 2.17 $41.97 $87,310
Insurance Carriers 27,410 2.36 $39.60 $82,370
State Government (OES Designation) 22,230 1.02 $34.56 $71,880
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services 19,960 7.28 $42.07 $87,520

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 154,790 8.76 $43.82 $91,150
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services 19,960 7.28 $42.07 $87,520
Software Publishers 10,470 3.44 $41.86 $87,070
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank 510 2.95 $45.73 $95,120
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing 3,790 2.40 $49.32 $102,580

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Support Activities for Mining 790 0.19 $57.10 $118,770
Securities and Commodity Exchanges (8) (8) $51.79 $107,720
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage 4,290 0.97 $51.08 $106,250
Oil and Gas Extraction 3,450 1.79 $50.85 $105,770
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing 3,790 2.40 $49.32 $102,580


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 67,720 4.48 1.15 $45.42 $94,470
Texas 51,700 4.60 1.18 $42.83 $89,080
New York 33,680 3.82 0.98 $44.70 $92,980
Virginia 27,130 7.43 1.90 $46.92 $97,590
Ohio 26,580 5.11 1.31 $39.26 $81,650



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)
Delaware 3,160 7.44 1.90 $42.99 $89,410
Virginia 27,130 7.43 1.90 $46.92 $97,590
Washington 15,890 5.48 1.40 $45.94 $95,550
Arizona 13,540 5.36 1.37 $42.59 $88,580
Maryland 13,430 5.25 1.34 $44.22 $91,990



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 2,890 4.29 1.10 $49.36 $102,680
Virginia 27,130 7.43 1.90 $46.92 $97,590
New Jersey 14,610 3.77 0.97 $46.51 $96,740
Washington 15,890 5.48 1.40 $45.94 $95,550
Colorado 9,730 4.11 1.05 $45.83 $95,320




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-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 24,740 4.59 1.17 $48.44 $100,750
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 21,760 9.15 2.34 $49.88 $103,750
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 15,670 4.18 1.07 $40.12 $83,450
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 15,420 6.89 1.76 $41.45 $86,220
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 15,260 5.37 1.37 $49.51 $102,970
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 14,320 6.00 1.53 $39.53 $82,230
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 12,190 12.52 3.20 $52.16 $108,500
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 12,150 6.66 1.70 $42.18 $87,740
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 11,710 7.84 2.01 $49.01 $101,940
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 11,660 2.87 0.74 $45.36 $94,360