Computer Systems Design

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Workforce

1.99M

2016 BLS Estimate

Average Employee Age

40.7

Estimated Job Growth

2%

10-Year Projection

Average Salary

$101,661

Average Male Salary

$108,156

Average Female Salary

$83,507

About

The top three occupations in the Computer Systems Design Industry Group are Software developers, applications & systems software, Miscellaneous managers, Computer support specialists, Computer & information systems managers, and Other Computer Occupations. On average, full-time employees in the Computer Systems Design Industry Group work 44 hours per week and have an average annual salary of $105,076. Part-time employees in the same industry work 21.7 hours and earn an average annual salary of $36,514.

The locations with the highest concentration of employees in the Computer Systems Design Industry Group are Sunnyvale & San Jose (North) Cities PUMA, CA, Redmond, Kirkland Cities, Inglewood & Finn Hill PUMA, WA, and Greater Bellevue City PUMA, WA. The industry that purchases the most products or services from the Hospitals Industry Group is Computer Systems Design.

Workforce

A snapshot of jobs, wages, and opportunities in the Computer Systems Design Industry Group. Software developers, applications & systems software are the most common position, but the Computer Systems Design Industry Group employs a relatively high number of Software developers, applications & systems software, compared to other industries. 

The highest average salary in Computer Systems Design goes to Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers.

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Occupations by Share

1.99M

Workforce (BLS Estimate)

ACS Estimate: 2.66M

7.82%

1 Year Growth

± 1.99%

The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that there were 1.99M people employed in the Computer Systems Design Industry Group in 2016.

According to ACS estimates, the number of people employed in the Computer Systems Design Industry Group has been growing at a rate of 7.82%, , from 2.47M people in 2016 to 2.66M people in 2017.

The following graphic shows the share of employment in Computer Systems Design by various occupations according to ACS estimates. Software developers, applications & systems software represent the largest share of positions held in Computer Systems Design at 22%, followed by Miscellaneous managers with 8.06% and Computer support specialists with 7.21%.

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Most Specialized

Compared to other Industry Groups, Computer Systems Design employs an unusually high number of Software developers, applications & systems software, Web developers, and Computer programmers.

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Wages

Average Salary

$101,661

AVERAGE WAGE

± $1,236

On average, employees in the Computer Systems Design Industry Group make $101,661 per year. This number makes Computer Systems Design the 8 highest paying Industry Group in the United States out of a total of 266 Industry Groups.

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Wage by Location

HIGHEST PAYING PUBLIC USE MICRODATA AREA

This map shows which public use microdata areas (PUMAs) pay the highest average salary to employees in the Computer Systems Design Industry Group.

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Wage Distribution

0.37

WAGE GINI

Computer Systems Design has a wage GINI of 0.37, which is less than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Computer Systems Design (shown in red) in comparison to the national average for those wage buckets (shown in gray).

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Opportunities

Spatial Concentration

This map shows the PUMAs in the United States that have revealed comparative advantage in the Computer Systems Design Industry Group.

These are locations that employ more people in the Computer Systems Design Industry Group than expected given both the size of that location's overall labor pool and the national size of the Computer Systems Design Industry Group.

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Diversity

Demographic information on the Computer Systems Design Industry Group in the US. Male employees tend to earn more than Female employees, with average respective salaries of $108,156 and $83,507. So too tend to earn more than other races and ethnicities in this industry.

Gender Composition

702k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

±20.5k

1.96M

MALE WORKFORCE

±34.2k

73.7% of workers in the Computer Systems Design Industry Group are Male, making them the more common gender in the workforce. This chart shows the gender breakdown of the Computer Systems Design Industry Group.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$108,156

AVERAGE MALE SALARY

±$1,505

$83,507

AVERAGE FEMALE SALARY

±$1,982

On average, Male workers in the Computer Systems Design Industry Group make 1.3 times more than their Female counterparts. This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in the Computer Systems Design Industry Group.

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Wage by Race & Ethnicity in Common Jobs

RACE OR ETHNICITY WITH THE HIGHEST AVERAGE SALARY

  1. Asian

  2. White

  3. Two or More Races

On average, Asian employees in the Computer Systems Design Industry Group earn 1.05 times more than other races and ethnicities. This chart shows the race and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in the Computer Systems Design Industry Group.

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Input/Output

Estimates of the sources of the costs and the purchasers of the products in the Computer Systems Design Industry Group. Based on estimates from the Bureau of Economic Analysis, this section indicates the amount of money spent by a specific industry in other industries. Professional and business services has the highest single input, by dollars, to the Computer Systems Design Industry Group, and the largest industry purchasing services from the Computer Systems Design Industry Group is Professional and business services.

In this visualization, click on a category to expand or collapse it. All of the industries listed to the left are those places from which the highlighted industry has made purchases. They are the intermediate inputs to the highlighted industry. All those industries listed on the right side are those industries that have made purchases from the highlighted industry. They are the use of outputs of the highlighted industry. The visualizations below offer alternative ways to see and understand this data.

Industrial Flow

The closest comparable data for Computer Systems Design is from Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services.

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Intermediate Inputs

The Computer Systems Design Industry Group gets the most input, by its share of the cost of all intermediate inputs, from the Professional and business services Industry. This visualization does not include labor and capital costs.

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Use of Output by Other Industries

The Professional and business services Industry purchases the greatest share of products and services from the Computer Systems Design Industry Group in order to produce other goods and services. Purchases of the Computer Systems Design Industry Group for final consumption by consumers, businesses, or government are not included here.

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Projections

Growth projections of the Computer Systems Design Industry Group, both by number of employees and output, from the Bureau of Labor and Statistics. The national workforce is projected to grow 8.13% in the next ten years. The Computer Systems Design Industry Group has a lower projected workforce growth at 2%. Its projected 10-year growth in output (3.1%) is lower than the projected national growth in output (24.6%).

Job Growth

2%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

8.13%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in the number of jobs for the Computer Systems Design Industry Group, which is lower than the national average of 8.13%.

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Output Growth

3.1%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

24.6%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in output of the Computer Systems Design Industry Group, which is lower than the national average of 24.6%

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