Computer & information systems managers

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2019 Workforce
654k
Average Age
45.4
Average Salary
$121,443
Average Male Salary
$128,570
Average Female Salary
$104,897

About

Computer & information systems managers are most often employed by the Computer Systems Design industry. The average yearly wage for Computer & information systems managers was $121,443 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Computer & information systems managers by wage are Astronomers & physicists, Sales managers, and Software developers.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Computer & information systems managers are Livermore, Pleasanton & Dublin Cities PUMA, CA, Forsyth County PUMA, GA, and Reston (North) & Franklin Farm PUMA, VA. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Computer & information systems managers are Snoqualmie City, Cottage Lake, Union Hill & Novelty Hill PUMA, WA, San Ramon City & Danville Town PUMA, CA, and Plano City (West) PUMA, TX.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Computer & information systems managers and on wages and locations for those in the field. Computer Systems Design is the industry that employs the most Computer & information systems managers, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Computer & information systems managers, by average wage, is Petroleum refining. Computer & information systems managers are paid most in Somerset County (North & West) PUMA, NJ but are relatively concentrated in Snoqualmie City, Cottage Lake, Union Hill & Novelty Hill PUMA, WA.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$121,443
AVERAGE SALARY
± $2,427

In 2019, Computer & information systems managers earned an average of $121,443, $65,919 more than than the average national salary of $55,524.

Sales managers make somewhat more than Computer & information systems managers while Astronomers & physicists make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Computer & information systems managers as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.298
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Computer & information systems managers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.298, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Computer & information systems managers (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Computer & information systems managers.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Computer & information systems managers

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

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Computer & information systems managers, by number of employees, are Computer Systems Design, Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges, and Banking & related activities.

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Industries by Share

654k
2019 Workforce
± 19,813
13.1%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 3.91%

The number of people employed as Computer & information systems managers has been growing at a rate of 13.1%, from 578,234 people in 2018 to 654,084 people in 2019.

This graphic shows the share of Computer & information systems managers employed by various industries. Computer Systems Design employs the largest share of Computer & information systems managers at  28%, followed by Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges with 3.7% and Banking & related activities with 3.28%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Computer & information systems managers in the US. The average age of male Computer & information systems managers in the workforce is 45.5 and of female Computer & information systems managers is 45.3, and the most common race/ethnicity for Computer & information systems managers is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

457k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 16,575
197k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 10,888

69.9% of Computer & information systems managers are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Computer & information systems managers.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Computer & information systems managers
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
  3. Black (Non-Hispanic)

69.4% of Computer & information systems managers are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 14.5% of Computer & information systems managers, Asian (Non-Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Computer & information systems managers.

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Age by Gender

45.5
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 0.393
45.3
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 0.616

The median age of Computer & information systems managers is 45.4, and Male employees are generally 0.157 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

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

Majors

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Computer & information systems managers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Computer & information systems managers need many skills, but most especially Monitoring, Critical Thinking, and Reading Comprehension. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Computer & information systems managers need more than the average amount of Programming, Management of Financial Resources, and Technology Design.

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