Computer systems analysts

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Total Workforce

540k

Average Age

41.3

Average Salary

$84,696

Average Male Salary

$91,285

Average Female Salary

$74,398

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Computer systems analysts and on wages and locations for those in the field. Computer Systems Design is the industry that employs the most Computer systems analysts, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Computer systems analysts, by average wage, is Software publishing. Computer systems analysts are paid most in Upper East Side PUMA, NY but are relatively concentrated in Murray Hill, Gramercy & Stuyvesant Town PUMA, NY.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$84,696

AVERAGE SALARY

± $1,912

In 2017, Computer systems analysts earned an average of $84,696, $32,631 more than than the average national salary of $52,065.

Database administrators make somewhat more than Computer systems analysts while Medical & health services managers make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Computer systems analysts as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.298

WAGE GINI

In 2017, Computer systems analysts had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.298, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Computer systems analysts (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

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Spatial Concentration

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Computer systems analysts.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Computer systems analysts, by number of employees, are Computer Systems Design, Banking & related activities, and Hospitals.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Computer systems analysts, by average wage, are Software publishing, Computer & peripheral equipment manufacturing, and Nursing Care Facilities.

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Industries by Share

540k

2017 Workforce

± 18,007

6.66%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 4.5%

The number of people employed as Computer systems analysts has been growing at a rate of 6.66%, from 506,214 people in 2016 to 539,935 people in 2017.

This graphic shows the share of Computer systems analysts employed by various industries. Computer Systems Design employs the largest share of Computer systems analysts at  23%, followed by Banking & related activities with 7.37% and Hospitals with 5.21%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Computer systems analysts in the US. The average age of male Computer systems analysts in the workforce is 40.9 and of female Computer systems analysts is 42, and the most common race/ethnicity for Computer systems analysts is White.

Gender Composition

329k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 14,072

211k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 11,260

61% of Computer systems analysts are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Computer systems analysts.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Computer systems analysts

  1. White

  2. Asian

  3. Black

66.9% of Computer systems analysts are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 18.5% of Computer systems analysts, Asian is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Computer systems analysts.

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Age by Gender

40.9

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 0.526

42

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 0.644

The median age of Computer systems analysts is 41.3, and Male employees are generally 1.12 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Computer systems analysts from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Computer systems analysts is Business but a relatively high number of Computer systems analysts hold a major in Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services.

Majors

ACS PUMS data only shows the major for bachelor's degrees. However, we can filter the data based on highest degree obtained.

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Skills

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

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