Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2004 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Computer and Mathematical Occupations

SOC major groups



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. These and other data elements, including the 10th, 25th, 75th, and 90th percentile wages, are available in the downloadable Excel files(XLS).

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Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 2,915,300 $30.11 $31.50 $65,510 0.3 %
15-1011 Computer and Information Scientists, Research 24,720 $40.96 $42.32 $88,020 1.4 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 412,090 $30.24 $31.69 $65,910 0.7 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 425,890 $36.05 $37.18 $77,330 0.7 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 318,020 $38.34 $39.50 $82,160 0.7 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 488,540 $19.44 $20.97 $43,620 0.5 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 489,130 $31.95 $32.87 $68,370 0.3 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 96,960 $29.16 $30.51 $63,460 0.4 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 259,320 $27.98 $29.55 $61,470 0.4 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 169,200 $29.14 $30.49 $63,410 0.5 %
15-1099 Computer Specialists, All Other 130,420 $28.60 $30.31 $63,030 1.2 %
15-2011 Actuaries 16,350 $36.70 $42.05 $87,460 1.4 %
15-2021 Mathematicians 2,410 $39.06 $39.18 $81,500 2.1 %
15-2031 Operations Research Analysts 55,030 $28.94 $30.49 $63,420 0.6 %
15-2041 Statisticians 17,030 $28.18 $30.42 $63,260 1.9 %
15-2091 Mathematical Technicians 1,720 $18.49 $20.99 $43,650 2.3 %
15-2099 Mathematical Science Occupations, All Other 8,500 $29.98 $29.67 $61,710 1.4 %

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

(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.


National OES estimates by SOC major group



May 2004 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2004 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2004 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2004 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

Download May 2004 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates in Zipped Excel files

Technical notes

Last Modified Date: June 02, 2005

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