Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2010 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

NAICS 511200 - Software Publishers


These national industry-specific occupational employment and wage estimates are calculated with data collected from employers of all sizes, in metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia, in NAICS 511200 - Software Publishers.

Additional information, including the hourly and annual 10th, 25th, 75th, and 90th percentile wages, percent of establishments reporting the occupation, and the employment percent relative standard error, is available in the downloadable XLS files.

NAICS Industry 511200 - Software Publishers is part of: NAICS 511000 - Publishing Industries (except Internet).

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NAICS 511200 - Software Publishers

All Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
00-0000 All Occupations 253,900 100.00% $39.50 $42.13 $87,640 3.4 %
Management Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
11-0000 Management Occupations 31,700 12.49% $62.78 $68.20 $141,850 2.1 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 1,190 0.47% (5) $106.24 $220,980 4.2 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 6,130 2.41% $63.13 $71.06 $147,810 2.6 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 190 0.07% $41.25 $47.21 $98,200 5.0 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 4,950 1.95% $61.96 $65.56 $136,370 2.8 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 3,230 1.27% $65.68 $70.38 $146,400 2.1 %
11-2031 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers 190 0.07% $56.82 $58.78 $122,270 4.3 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 870 0.34% $52.34 $54.36 $113,080 5.1 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 9,560 3.77% $63.08 $66.87 $139,090 3.4 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 2,240 0.88% $64.37 $70.20 $146,010 2.3 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 170 0.07% $46.96 $51.86 $107,860 7.0 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 170 0.07% $55.12 $56.02 $116,510 4.0 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 60 0.02% $47.85 $52.51 $109,230 10.9 %
11-3111 Compensation and Benefits Managers 190 0.07% $51.33 $54.25 $112,830 3.7 %
11-3121 Human Resources Managers 550 0.22% $57.61 $62.95 $130,940 4.0 %
11-3131 Training and Development Managers 210 0.08% $56.11 $59.17 $123,080 4.5 %
11-9041 Architectural and Engineering Managers 340 0.13% $63.53 $67.58 $140,560 3.7 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 1,420 0.56% $52.43 $56.37 $117,240 3.1 %
Business and Financial Operations Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 29,420 11.59% $39.66 $41.47 $86,270 6.2 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products (8) (8) $33.29 $33.54 $69,760 5.9 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 550 0.22% $32.36 $34.14 $71,000 6.0 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers 410 0.16% $33.09 $34.39 $71,530 4.5 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 50 0.02% $27.57 $31.51 $65,540 7.6 %
13-1078 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other* 1,380 0.54% $35.76 $37.57 $78,140 5.1 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 5,240 2.06% $47.53 $48.60 $101,080 5.7 %
13-1121 Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners* 200 0.08% $26.87 $27.29 $56,760 8.0 %
13-1141 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 430 0.17% $32.84 $34.73 $72,240 4.8 %
13-1151 Training and Development Specialists 1,690 0.67% $31.68 $33.79 $70,280 4.9 %
13-1161 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists* 5,090 2.00% $43.47 $42.97 $89,370 8.7 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other* 6,610 2.60% $39.98 $41.68 $86,690 4.9 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 3,770 1.48% $32.81 $35.27 $73,350 1.7 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts 140 0.06% $38.99 $39.22 $81,580 3.4 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts 50 0.02% $39.93 $42.91 $89,240 6.7 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 1,820 0.72% $42.92 $43.72 $90,930 4.4 %
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other 670 0.26% $29.62 $32.89 $68,420 5.1 %
Computer and Mathematical Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 129,940 51.18% $40.68 $41.40 $86,110 3.4 %
15-1111 Computer and Information Research Scientists 1,470 0.58% $54.16 $57.67 $119,950 4.7 %
15-1121 Computer Systems Analysts 8,330 3.28% $38.10 $39.37 $81,890 1.7 %
15-1131 Computer Programmers 16,420 6.47% $38.38 $39.16 $81,440 4.3 %
15-1132 Software Developers, Applications 40,300 15.87% $44.90 $45.65 $94,950 2.4 %
15-1133 Software Developers, Systems Software 25,240 9.94% $46.08 $48.48 $100,840 1.4 %
15-1141 Database Administrators 1,860 0.73% $39.47 $39.31 $81,770 1.3 %
15-1142 Network and Computer Systems Administrators* 3,690 1.45% $36.51 $37.88 $78,800 1.3 %
15-1150 Computer Support Specialists 20,840 8.21% $24.65 $26.97 $56,100 3.7 %
15-1179 Information Security Analysts, Web Developers, and Computer Network Architects 4,550 1.79% $40.61 $41.12 $85,530 2.4 %
15-1799 Computer Occupations, All Other* 6,840 2.69% $40.32 $40.96 $85,210 7.4 %
15-2031 Operations Research Analysts 370 0.15% $44.05 $46.92 $97,590 9.0 %
Architecture and Engineering Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 1,940 0.76% $45.01 $45.88 $95,430 4.4 %
17-2061 Computer Hardware Engineers 1,100 0.43% $50.67 $52.62 $109,450 3.7 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 280 0.11% $39.44 $41.14 $85,570 7.7 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer (8) (8) $44.80 $43.50 $90,480 5.6 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers (8) (8) $38.86 $40.92 $85,100 4.3 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 60 0.02% $46.18 $49.87 $103,740 7.1 %
17-2199 Engineers, All Other 60 0.02% $43.97 $41.77 $86,890 4.3 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians (8) (8) $27.42 $27.59 $57,390 3.7 %
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 80 0.03% $36.15 $40.60 $84,440 13.9 %
Legal Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
23-0000 Legal Occupations 1,420 0.56% $60.56 $64.35 $133,850 4.5 %
23-1011 Lawyers 1,010 0.40% $73.83 $76.23 $158,560 5.3 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants* 370 0.15% $34.50 $36.04 $74,960 5.2 %
23-2099 Legal Support Workers, All Other 40 0.02% $32.47 $31.45 $65,410 4.3 %
Education, Training, and Library Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
25-0000 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 220 0.09% $26.39 $28.28 $58,830 5.6 %
25-3999 Teachers and Instructors, All Other* 80 0.03% (4) (4) $62,640 6.1 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 80 0.03% $28.03 $30.36 $63,160 11.7 %
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 11,790 4.64% $32.04 $33.83 $70,360 4.2 %
27-1011 Art Directors 490 0.19% $43.65 $45.90 $95,460 3.3 %
27-1013 Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators 280 0.11% $34.09 $32.25 $67,080 9.9 %
27-1014 Multimedia Artists and Animators 3,020 1.19% $31.39 $32.84 $68,310 2.3 %
27-1021 Commercial and Industrial Designers 260 0.10% $27.37 $28.59 $59,470 5.5 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 1,400 0.55% $25.21 $26.96 $56,080 2.0 %
27-1029 Designers, All Other 90 0.04% $29.89 $31.37 $65,240 5.5 %
27-2012 Producers and Directors 640 0.25% $34.84 $40.01 $83,220 5.9 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 990 0.39% $30.39 $33.31 $69,280 5.4 %
27-3041 Editors 800 0.32% $39.71 $39.57 $82,300 12.8 %
27-3042 Technical Writers 2,550 1.00% $36.73 $36.45 $75,810 4.2 %
27-3043 Writers and Authors 470 0.19% $35.42 $36.96 $76,880 9.8 %
27-3091 Interpreters and Translators 120 0.05% $19.75 $21.07 $43,830 3.8 %
27-3099 Media and Communication Workers, All Other 240 0.09% $18.79 $19.96 $41,510 11.9 %
27-4011 Audio and Video Equipment Technicians 80 0.03% $19.50 $20.63 $42,920 8.1 %
27-4014 Sound Engineering Technicians 160 0.06% $24.19 $28.03 $58,310 7.7 %
27-4032 Film and Video Editors 40 0.02% $24.72 $27.12 $56,410 9.0 %
27-4099 Media and Communication Equipment Workers, All Other 90 0.04% $27.87 $30.58 $63,600 8.7 %
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 50 0.02% $30.86 $32.56 $67,720 5.3 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses* 40 0.02% $30.94 $32.80 $68,230 5.6 %
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 330 0.13% $12.00 $13.32 $27,710 3.3 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 290 0.11% $11.73 $12.87 $26,770 3.7 %
Sales and Related Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations 21,800 8.59% $34.84 $38.65 $80,390 2.0 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers 1,340 0.53% $46.00 $50.83 $105,730 5.5 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 250 0.10% $31.03 $30.39 $63,200 13.8 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 1,870 0.74% $30.85 $36.34 $75,580 6.4 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 11,720 4.62% $36.88 $40.50 $84,250 2.0 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 3,620 1.43% $29.85 $32.77 $68,150 2.4 %
41-9031 Sales Engineers 1,280 0.50% $50.53 $52.12 $108,410 4.8 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 800 0.32% $16.30 $17.26 $35,910 3.2 %
41-9799 Sales and Related Workers, All Other* 770 0.30% $23.86 $27.99 $58,210 9.0 %
Office and Administrative Support Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 23,120 9.11% $18.97 $20.14 $41,890 1.3 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1,360 0.54% $27.79 $28.96 $60,240 1.8 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 100 0.04% $13.36 $13.62 $28,330 2.9 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 390 0.15% $19.60 $20.41 $42,460 2.8 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks 390 0.15% $17.46 $18.15 $37,760 2.4 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 2,630 1.04% $19.66 $20.08 $41,770 1.5 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 230 0.09% $20.35 $20.67 $43,000 2.3 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 100 0.04% $17.72 $18.11 $37,680 2.7 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 6,220 2.45% $17.80 $18.62 $38,740 1.6 %
43-4071 File Clerks 50 0.02% $13.00 $13.49 $28,060 2.5 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 650 0.26% $16.74 $18.39 $38,250 6.4 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 430 0.17% $21.67 $24.61 $51,190 9.7 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 750 0.30% $14.10 $14.26 $29,660 2.5 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 30 0.01% $17.06 $17.25 $35,890 3.8 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 440 0.17% $23.26 $23.42 $48,710 2.6 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 430 0.17% $15.97 $16.68 $34,700 2.7 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 70 0.03% $13.87 $14.83 $30,860 4.0 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 2,890 1.14% $25.06 $25.56 $53,160 1.7 %
43-6014 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,580 0.62% $17.56 $17.86 $37,140 2.4 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 420 0.17% $19.40 $20.08 $41,770 3.1 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 310 0.12% $12.20 $12.86 $26,740 3.8 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 50 0.02% $13.56 $14.62 $30,410 4.5 %
43-9031 Desktop Publishers 210 0.08% $19.31 $20.23 $42,080 2.7 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 100 0.04% $13.37 $14.26 $29,670 3.5 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 2,430 0.96% $18.26 $19.03 $39,570 5.6 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer 30 0.01% $15.98 $15.41 $32,060 2.9 %
43-9081 Proofreaders and Copy Markers 30 0.01% $16.89 $18.51 $38,510 4.0 %
43-9799 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other* 660 0.26% $15.88 $16.62 $34,580 3.2 %
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 680 0.27% $21.03 $21.91 $45,580 2.1 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 360 0.14% $20.24 $21.17 $44,030 3.3 %
49-9071 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 230 0.09% $20.51 $21.28 $44,260 2.9 %
Production Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
51-0000 Production Occupations 1,120 0.44% $15.56 $17.39 $36,170 4.8 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 50 0.02% $25.76 $27.65 $57,520 7.2 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers (8) (8) $14.95 $17.14 $35,650 5.3 %
51-5112 Printing Press Operators 70 0.03% $20.41 $20.91 $43,490 4.7 %
51-5113 Print Binding and Finishing Workers 30 0.01% $13.87 $14.64 $30,440 5.0 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers (8) (8) $15.30 $17.14 $35,650 7.3 %
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 250 0.10% $11.65 $13.96 $29,040 3.9 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 70 0.03% $12.79 $13.72 $28,540 6.8 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 160 0.06% $10.62 $11.58 $24,090 6.5 %

About May 2010 National Industry-Specific 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.

(4) Wages for some occupations that do not generally work year-round, full time, are reported either as hourly wages or annual salaries depending on how they are typically paid.

(5) This wage is equal to or greater than $80.00 per hour or $166,400 per year.

(8) Estimate not released.




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