Computer systems analysts

Detailed Occupation

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2020 Workforce
552k
Average Age
41.6
Average Salary
$89,700
Average Male Salary
$97,607
Average Female Salary
$77,920

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 Tobacco manufacturing. Computer systems analysts are paid most in Meridian (Northeast) & Boise (Far West) Cities PUMA, ID but are relatively concentrated in Vienna Town, Oakton & Fair Oaks (East) PUMA, VA.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$89,700
AVERAGE SALARY
± $2,052

In 2020, Computer systems analysts earned an average of $89,700, $33,746 more than than the average national salary of $55,954.

Materials engineers make somewhat more than Computer systems analysts while Sales representatives of services, except advertising, insurance, financial services, and travel 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

0.305
WAGE GINI

In 2019, Computer systems analysts had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.305, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. 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

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

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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

Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Computer systems analysts, by average wage, are Tobacco manufacturing, Internet publishing, broadcasting & web search portals, and Computer & peripheral equipment manufacturing.

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Industries by Share

552k
2020 Workforce
± 18,214
3.47%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 4.55%

The number of people employed as Computer systems analysts has been growing at a rate of 3.47%, from 533,919 people in 2019 to 552,439 people in 2020.

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  22.7%, followed by Banking & related activities with 7.15% and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals with 5.75%.

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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 41.2 and of female Computer systems analysts is 42.1, and the most common race/ethnicity for Computer systems analysts is White (Non-Hispanic).

Composition by Sex

331k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 14,100
222k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 11,556

59.8% of Computer systems analysts are Male, making them the more common sex in the occupation. This chart shows the sex breakdown of Computer systems analysts.

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Race & Ethnicity

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

60.9% of Computer systems analysts are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 17.8% of Computer systems analysts, Asian (Non-Hispanic) 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 Sex

41.2
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 0.526
42.1
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 0.643

The median age of Computer systems analysts is 41.6, and Male employees are generally 0.962 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.

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