Computer systems analysts

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2019 Workforce
610k
Average Age
41.7
Average Salary
$90,246
Average Male Salary
$98,542
Average Female Salary
$78,308

About

Computer systems analysts are most often employed by the Computer Systems Design industry. The average yearly wage for Computer systems analysts was $90,246 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Computer systems analysts by wage are Sales representatives of services, except advertising, insurance, financial services, and travel, Elevator installers & repairers, and Compensation & benefits managers.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Computer systems analysts are Fulton County (Northeast)Johns Creek City PUMA, GA, Hockessin PUMA, DE, and Upper East Side PUMA, NY. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Computer systems analysts are Fulton County (Northeast)Johns Creek City PUMA, GA, Springfield (South), West Springfield & Franconia PUMA, VA, and Hockessin PUMA, DE.

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 Internet publishing, broadcasting & web search portals. Computer systems analysts are paid most in LA City (Mount Washington, Highland Park & Glassell Park) PUMA, CA but are relatively concentrated in Fulton County (Northeast)Johns Creek City PUMA, GA.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$90,246
AVERAGE SALARY
± $2,053

In 2019, Computer systems analysts earned an average of $90,246, $34,722 more than than the average national salary of $55,524.

Compensation & benefits managers 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

0.316
WAGE GINI

In 2019, Computer systems analysts had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.316, 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

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Computer systems analysts, by average wage, are Internet publishing, broadcasting & web search portals, Spectator sports, and Petroleum refining.

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Industries by Share

610k
2019 Workforce
± 19,129
14%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 4.03%

The number of people employed as Computer systems analysts has been growing at a rate of 14%, from 534,771 people in 2018 to 609,532 people in 2019.

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  22.3%, followed by Banking & related activities with 7.24% and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals with 5.32%.

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

Gender Composition

360k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 14,705
250k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 12,264

59% 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 (Non-Hispanic)
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
  3. Black (Non-Hispanic)

61.6% of Computer systems analysts are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 16.7% 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 Gender

41.5
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 0.504
42.1
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 0.614

The median age of Computer systems analysts is 41.7, and Male employees are generally 0.57 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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