Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
4,165,140 0.4 % $42.25 $87,880 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this major group:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $20.51 $28.42 $39.82 $53.70 $67.91
Annual Wage (2) $42,650 $59,120 $82,830 $111,690 $141,250


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 1,114,390 56.55 $44.12 $91,780
Management of Companies and Enterprises 258,540 11.23 $42.10 $87,560
Software Publishers 181,110 53.13 $49.12 $102,170
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 136,110 10.22 $42.96 $89,350
Insurance Carriers 133,840 11.45 $42.36 $88,100

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 1,114,390 56.55 $44.12 $91,780
Software Publishers 181,110 53.13 $49.12 $102,170
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services 121,970 41.21 $41.80 $86,940
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing 54,450 32.36 $55.09 $114,580
Other Information Services 78,280 30.61 $49.55 $103,050

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing 54,450 32.36 $55.09 $114,580
Other Pipeline Transportation 210 2.63 $53.92 $112,160
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 44,060 8.97 $53.43 $111,140
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage 29,510 6.59 $52.83 $109,880
Securities and Commodity Exchanges 730 16.14 $51.77 $107,670


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 580,040 36.33 1.22 $49.50 $102,970
Texas 350,160 29.81 1.00 $41.79 $86,920
New York 245,150 26.95 0.91 $44.84 $93,260
Virginia 198,560 52.80 1.78 $47.37 $98,540
Florida 193,670 23.56 0.79 $35.81 $74,480




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 41,390 58.93 1.99 $49.80 $103,580
Virginia 198,560 52.80 1.78 $47.37 $98,540
Washington 148,670 48.47 1.63 $50.20 $104,430
Maryland 123,660 46.82 1.58 $46.54 $96,800
Colorado 104,170 41.54 1.40 $45.35 $94,320




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 148,670 48.47 1.63 $50.20 $104,430
District of Columbia 41,390 58.93 1.99 $49.80 $103,580
California 580,040 36.33 1.22 $49.50 $102,970
Virginia 198,560 52.80 1.78 $47.37 $98,540
Massachusetts 142,740 41.26 1.39 $46.57 $96,860





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 218,450 33.17 1.12 $48.47 $100,820
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 189,120 75.93 2.56 $50.36 $104,750
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 130,550 124.88 4.21 $59.42 $123,600
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 127,940 35.16 1.19 $41.77 $86,870
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 121,370 76.40 2.58 $53.26 $110,790
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 117,520 48.36 1.63 $43.60 $90,690
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 114,580 44.87 1.51 $42.55 $88,510
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 106,620 25.26 0.85 $43.78 $91,070
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 98,150 54.44 1.84 $46.95 $97,660
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 89,380 83.76 2.82 $55.35 $115,130