Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
196,280 1.1 % $40.02 $83,240 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $21.68 $30.24 $39.59 $49.83 $58.28
Annual Wage (2) $45,090 $62,890 $82,340 $103,640 $121,230


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) 73,630 3.67 $44.13 $91,790
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 24,050 1.42 $39.58 $82,330
Management of Companies and Enterprises 12,210 0.57 $41.15 $85,580
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 7,260 0.25 $33.23 $69,120
Insurance Carriers 5,740 0.49 $39.21 $81,550

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 73,630 3.67 $44.13 $91,790
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 24,050 1.42 $39.58 $82,330
Software Publishers 3,630 1.25 $39.34 $81,830
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services 3,240 1.23 $38.40 $79,870
Other Information Services 2,000 1.06 $36.27 $75,450

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Automotive Equipment Rental and Leasing 70 0.04 $49.35 $102,660
Communications Equipment Manufacturing 410 0.40 $47.64 $99,080
Household Appliance Manufacturing 50 0.09 $46.88 $97,500
Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite) 880 0.57 $46.58 $96,890
Utility System Construction 50 0.01 $46.12 $95,930


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 18,880 1.28 0.87 $41.80 $86,950
Illinois 16,190 2.84 1.92 $39.58 $82,330
Maryland 13,540 5.34 3.61 $47.78 $99,380
Texas 12,840 1.18 0.79 $40.34 $83,910
District of Columbia 10,360 15.56 10.51 $51.24 $106,570




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 10,360 15.56 10.51 $51.24 $106,570
Maryland 13,540 5.34 3.61 $47.78 $99,380
Oregon 5,580 3.40 2.30 $38.40 $79,870
Minnesota 8,780 3.27 2.21 $35.69 $74,230
Illinois 16,190 2.84 1.92 $39.58 $82,330




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 10,360 15.56 10.51 $51.24 $106,570
Maryland 13,540 5.34 3.61 $47.78 $99,380
Virginia 10,130 2.79 1.88 $46.94 $97,630
Connecticut 1,470 0.90 0.61 $43.93 $91,380
Massachusetts 4,050 1.24 0.84 $43.32 $90,110





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 21,130 8.93 6.03 $50.45 $104,940
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 12,450 3.36 2.27 $40.91 $85,080
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 7,600 4.24 2.87 $36.65 $76,230
Baltimore-Towson, MD 6,000 4.68 3.16 $47.06 $97,880
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 4,840 0.92 0.62 $38.75 $80,600
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 4,360 2.03 1.37 $45.63 $94,920
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 3,880 3.78 2.55 $41.56 $86,450
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 3,520 2.75 1.86 $40.92 $85,110
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 3,180 0.80 0.54 $37.46 $77,920
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 3,010 1.72 1.16 $44.23 $92,010




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)
Elizabethtown, KY 580 12.46 8.42 $38.38 $79,820
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 21,130 8.93 6.03 $50.45 $104,940
Lansing-East Lansing, MI 1,630 8.21 5.54 $29.36 $61,080
Corvallis, OR 270 8.07 5.45 $28.27 $58,800
Bloomington-Normal, IL 670 7.72 5.21 $34.50 $71,760
Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV 740 7.35 4.97 $46.46 $96,640
Hinesville-Fort Stewart, GA 120 7.06 4.77 $32.39 $67,370
Warner Robins, GA 310 5.55 3.75 $34.60 $71,980
Salem, OR 770 5.37 3.63 $34.50 $71,760
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division 2,990 5.32 3.59 $49.49 $102,950