Computer Systems Design

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Workforce
2.12M
2018 BLS Estimate
Average Employee Age
40.6
Estimated Job Growth
2.2%
10-Year Projection
Average Salary
$105,081
Average Male Salary
$112,574
Average Female Salary
$86,014

About

The top three occupations in the Computer Systems Design Industry Group are Software developers, Other managers, Computer support specialists, Computer & information systems managers, and Computer occupations, all other. On average, full-time employees in the Computer Systems Design Industry Group work 43.9 hours per week and have an average annual salary of $108,937. Part-time employees in the same industry work 21.5 hours and earn an average annual salary of $33,411.

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 Ashburn (Southwest/Belmont Ridge) & Dulles Airport PUMA, VA. 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 are the most common position, but the Computer Systems Design Industry Group employs a relatively high number of Software quality assurance analysts and testers, compared to other industries. 

The highest average salary in Computer Systems Design goes to Models, demonstrators, & product promoters.

Occupations

Occupations by Share

2.12M
Workforce (BLS Estimate)
ACS Estimate: 2.79M
4.66%
1 Year Growth
± 1.99%

The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that there were 2.12M people employed in the Computer Systems Design Industry Group in 2018.

According to ACS estimates, the number of people employed in the Computer Systems Design Industry Group has been growing at a rate of 4.66%, , from 2.66M people in 2017 to 2.79M people in 2018.

The following graphic shows the share of employment in Computer Systems Design by various occupations according to ACS estimates. Software developers represent the largest share of positions held in Computer Systems Design at 20.8%, followed by Other managers with 7.45% and Computer support specialists with 6.38%.

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Most Common

The most common occupations in the Computer Systems Design Industry Group, by number of employees, are Software developers, Other managers, Computer support specialists, Computer & information systems managers, and Computer occupations, all other.

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Most Specialized

Compared to other Industry Groups, Computer Systems Design employs an unusually high number of Software quality assurance analysts and testers, Software developers, and Web and digital interface designers.

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Highest Paid

The highest paid occupations in Computer Systems Design, by average wage, are Models, demonstrators, & product promoters, Compensation & benefits managers, and Other financial specialists.

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Wages

Average Salary

$105,081
AVERAGE WAGE
± $1,276

On average, employees in the Computer Systems Design Industry Group make $105,081 per year. This number makes Computer Systems Design the 8 highest paying Industry Group in the United States out of a total of 269 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

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WAGE GINI

Computer Systems Design has a wage GINI of N/A, which is approximately the same than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more 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 $112,574 and $86,014. So too tend to earn more than other races and ethnicities in this industry.

Gender Composition

786k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
±21.7k
2M
MALE WORKFORCE
±34.5k

71.8% 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

$112,574
AVERAGE MALE SALARY
±$1,591
$86,014
AVERAGE FEMALE SALARY
±$1,914

On average, Male workers in the Computer Systems Design Industry Group make 1.31 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
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On average, N/A employees in the Computer Systems Design Industry Group earn NaNM 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.

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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 and related services industry, both by number of employees and output, from the Bureau of Labor and Statistics. The national workforce is projected to grow 6.89% in the next ten years. The computer systems design and related services industry has a lower projected workforce growth at 2.2%. Its projected 10-year growth in output (3%) is lower than the projected national growth in output (22.9%).

Job Growth

For growth projections, the closest comparible industry reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics is computer systems design and related services.
2.2%
ESTIMATED GROWTH

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in the number of jobs for the computer systems design and related services industry.

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Output Growth

For growth projections, the closest comparible industry reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics is computer systems design and related services.
3%
ESTIMATED GROWTH

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