Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2004

15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts

Analyze science, engineering, business, and all other data processing problems for application to electronic data processing 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. Exclude persons working primarily as "Engineers" (17-2011 through 17-2199), "Mathematicians" (15-2021), or "Scientists" (19-1011 through 19-3099). May supervise computer programmers.

National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
State profile for this occupation
Metropolitan area 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)
489,130 1.9 % $32.87 $68,370 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $20.06 $25.19 $31.95 $39.89 $47.68
Annual Wage (2) $41,730 $52,400 $66,460 $82,980 $99,180

Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Computer systems design and related services 85,650 $35.02 $72,840
Federal government (OES designation) 57,500 $35.20 $73,220
Insurance carriers 32,260 $32.55 $67,690
Management of companies and enterprises 29,800 $32.85 $68,330
State government (OES designation) 19,810 $27.35 $56,880

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Computer and peripheral equipment mfg. 4,250 $37.96 $78,960
Securities and commodity contracts brokerage 4,300 $37.25 $77,470
Other financial investment activities 3,000 $37.04 $77,050
Commercial equip. merchant wholesalers 17,160 $36.30 $75,500
Pharmaceutical and medicine manufacturing 3,670 $36.26 $75,420

State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment
District of Columbia 9,990 $37.91 $78,860 1.656%
Maryland 21,600 $34.70 $72,170 0.879%
Virginia 28,160 $34.35 $71,450 0.816%
Connecticut 10,260 $34.53 $71,810 0.628%
Colorado 12,920 $34.63 $72,030 0.612%

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment
District of Columbia 9,990 $37.91 $78,860 1.656%
New Jersey 18,740 $37.54 $78,090 0.483%
Alaska 650 $34.99 $72,790 0.222%
New York 23,720 $34.98 $72,760 0.288%
Delaware 1,180 $34.97 $72,740 0.289%

Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Huntsville, AL MSA 3,100 $34.33 $71,410 1.691%
Olympia, WA PMSA 1,450 $28.02 $58,280 1.669%
Washington, DC-MD-VA-WV PMSA 41,880 $36.34 $75,580 1.518%
Madison, WI MSA 3,110 $28.37 $59,020 1.088%
Austin-San Marcos, TX MSA 7,400 $30.30 $63,030 1.086%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Monmouth-Ocean, NJ PMSA 1,740 $45.38 $94,400 0.436%
San Jose, CA PMSA 4,750 $40.31 $83,850 0.559%
Santa Rosa, CA PMSA 270 $38.80 $80,690 0.143%
San Francisco, CA PMSA 5,940 $38.48 $80,040 0.623%
Atlantic-Cape May, NJ PMSA 580 $38.40 $79,880 0.310%

About May 2004 National, State, and Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia. The top five employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable Excel files(XLS).

Percentile wage estimates show the percentage of workers in an occupation that earn less than a given wage and the percentage that earn more. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate—50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

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May 2004 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2004 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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Last Modified Date: June 02, 2005

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