Total Workforce

4.43M

Average Age

40.7

Estimated Job Growth

13.7%

10-Year Projection

Average Salary

$84,290

Average Male Salary

$88,909

Average Female Salary

$70,941

Computer & mathematical occupations are most often employed by the Computer Systems Design industry. The average yearly wage for Computer & mathematical occupations was $84,290 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Computer & mathematical occupations by wage are Management occupations, Business & financial operations occupations and Architecture & engineering occupations. Computer & mathematical occupations are part of the Computer, engineering, & science occupations category, along with Architecture & engineering occupations and Life, physical, & social science occupations.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Computer & mathematical occupations are Sunnyvale & San Jose (North) Cities PUMA, CA, Fremont City (East) PUMA, CA and Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Computer & mathematical occupations are Sunnyvale & San Jose (North) Cities PUMA, CA, Redmond, Kirkland Cities, Inglewood & Finn Hill PUMA, WA and Greater Bellevue City PUMA, WA.

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Computer & mathematical occupations and on wages and locations for those in the field. Computer Systems Design is the industry that employs the most Computer & mathematical occupations, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Computer & mathematical occupations, by average wage, is Foundries. Computer & mathematical occupations are paid most in Cupertino, Saratoga Cities & Los Gatos Town PUMA, CA but are relatively concentrated in Sunnyvale & San Jose (North) Cities PUMA, CA.

Demographic information on Computer & mathematical occupations in the US. The average age of male Computer & mathematical occupations in the workforce is 40.4 and of female Computer & mathematical occupations is 41.5, and the most common race/ethnicity for Computer & mathematical occupations is White.

Data on higher education choices for Computer & mathematical occupations from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Computer & mathematical occupations is Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services but a relatively high number of Computer & mathematical occupations hold a major in Communication Technologies.

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Computer & mathematical occupations from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Computer & mathematical occupations need many skills, but most especially Reading Comprehension, Critical Thinking, and Active Learning. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Computer & mathematical occupations need more than the average amount of Programming, Installation, and Technology Design.

Projections on wages and job growth for Computer & mathematical occupations from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Computer & mathematical occupations are expected to see a growth of 13.7% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow faster than the national average.

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