Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2009

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)
512,720 1.0 % $38.67 $80,430 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $22.66 $28.88 $37.06 $46.73 $57.29
Annual Wage (2) $47,130 $60,070 $77,080 $97,200 $119,170


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 Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 136,240 $41.09 $85,460
Management of Companies and Enterprises 39,070 $38.12 $79,290
Insurance Carriers 30,640 $37.03 $77,010
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 22,560 $44.60 $92,770
State Government (OES Designation) 20,880 $32.56 $67,720

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers 420 $47.08 $97,940
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing 5,500 $45.64 $94,930
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 22,560 $44.60 $92,770
Support Activities for Air Transportation 200 $44.54 $92,650
Household Appliance Manufacturing (8) $43.62 $90,720


State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest published employment concentrations and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all States with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Virginia 35,030 $44.38 $92,300 9.760
Delaware 3,090 $39.93 $83,050 7.488
New Jersey 25,810 $42.92 $89,270 6.701
Georgia 23,670 $39.05 $81,220 6.087
District of Columbia 3,770 $40.60 $84,450 5.924

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Virginia 35,030 $44.38 $92,300 9.760
Rhode Island 1,300 $43.33 $90,140 2.841
New Jersey 25,810 $42.92 $89,270 6.701
Massachusetts 18,090 $42.74 $88,900 5.707
Maryland 13,750 $42.19 $87,750 5.494


Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest published employment concentrations and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all Metropolitan areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

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

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Durham, NC 3,680 $40.65 $84,550 13.351
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 29,960 $46.42 $96,550 13.027
Austin-Round Rock, TX 8,640 $38.45 $79,990 11.230
Bethesda-Frederick-Gaithersburg, MD Metropolitan Division 5,990 $45.17 $93,950 10.735
Boulder, CO 1,600 $44.54 $92,640 10.274

Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Farmington, NM (8) $52.61 $109,430 (8)
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 1,840 $48.42 $100,710 4.411
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 29,960 $46.42 $96,550 13.027
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 5,830 $45.60 $94,850 5.978
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 7,250 $45.43 $94,500 7.381


About May 2009 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and nonmetropolitan 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 XLS files.

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.

(8) Estimate not released.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2009 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

Download May 2009 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates in Zipped XLS files

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: May 14, 2010

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