December 7, 2011 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

Employment and wage trends in high-tech industries in Massachusetts

Total private employment by high-tech industry, Massachusetts, 2001 and 2009
Industry Massachusetts Employment
2001 2009 Net change 2001–2009 Percent change 2001–2009

High-tech Industries

320,186 272,695 -47,491 -14.8

Pharmaceuticals

7,794 9,706 1,912 24.5

Computer equipment manufacturing

21,632 12,947 -8,685 -40.1

Communications equipment manufacturing

15,535 3,354 -12,181 -78.4

Semiconductor manufacturing

27,185 17,615 -9,570 -35.2

Electronic instrument manufacturing

32,706 26,487 -6,219 -19.0

Aerospace

13,411 12,133 -1,278 -9.5

Software publishers

24,540 22,006 -2,534 -10.3

Architecture

39,807 39,324 -483 -1.2

Computer systems design

60,146 55,218 -4,928 -8.2

Scientific research

33,319 44,151 10,832 32.5

These data are featured in the TED article, Employment and wage trends in high-tech industries in Massachusetts.

 

Average annual wages by high-tech industry, Massachusetts, 2001 and 2009
Industry Average annual wages
2001 2009 Percent change 2001–2009

High-tech industries, total

$77,314 $100,208 29.6

Pharmaceuticals

85,130 101,792 19.6

Computer equipment manufacturing

95,732 117,992 23.3

Communications equipment manufacturing

74,063 92,509 24.9

Semiconductor manufacturing

62,272 79,008 26.9

Electronic instrument manufacturing

69,066 94,090 36.2

Aerospace

71,729 99,504 38.7

Software publishers

95,077 119,345 25.5

Architecture

66,446 84,416 27.0

Computer systems design

90,236 115,353 27.8

Scientific research

75,815 109,957 45.0

These data are featured in the TED article, Employment and wage trends in high-tech industries in Massachusetts.

 

 

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