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Computer and Information Technology Occupations

In 2013, Computer and information technology occupations tended to have median weekly earnings above the average for all occupations, women's shares of employment were lower than the average for all occupations and the unemployment rates were lower than the average for all occupations. Most computer and information technology occupations have projected growth rates above the average for all occupations, according to BLS projections for 2012-2022.


Table 1. Computer and Information Technology occupations by selected characteristics, 2013

Occupation Name

Median Weekly Earnings1

Women as a Percent of Total Employed2

Education Level3

Total

Men

Women

All occupations

$776

$869

$706

47%

 

Computer and information research scientist

-

-

-

21.6%

Doctoral or Professional Degree

Computer network architects

$1630

$1593

-

7.5%

Bachelor's Degree

Computer support specialists

$980

$1019

$901

29%

Bachelor's Degree or Associate's Degree

Computer systems analysts

$1367

$1455

$1216

34.9%

Bachelor's Degree

Database administrators

$1345

$1563

-

37.4%

Bachelor's Degree

Information security analysts

$1460

-

-

-

Bachelor's Degree

Network and computer systems administrators

$1237

$1252

-

17.3%

Bachelor's Degree

Software developers, applications and systems software

$1643

$1737

$1370

19.7%

Bachelor's Degree

Web developers

$1060

$1157

$937

39.5%

Associate's Degree

Computer and information systems managers

$1728

$1769

$1549

28.6%

Bachelor's Degree

Computer occupations, all other

$1149

$1136

$1176

22.8%

Associate's Degree

Notes:
1. Median weekly earnings are 2013 annual averages for full-time wage and salary workers only, from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Current Population Survey
2. Women as a percent of total employed are 2013 annual averages for all people employed (includes part-time and self-employed), from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Current Population Survey
3. Education level refers to the typical education required for entry. Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook 2014-2015
4. A bachelor's degree is required for some computer support specialist positions, but an associate's degree or postsecondary classes may be enough for others.
*Dash indicates no data or base is less than 50,000.
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

Chart 1

ext Version of Median weekly earnings for Computer and Information technology occupations (2013 annual averages).

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Chart 2

Gender shares of employment, computer and information technology occupations (2013 annual averages).

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Chart 3

Unemployment rates by sex, computer and mathematicl occupations (2013 annual averages)

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Table 2. Employment Projections 2012-2022 for computer and information technology occupations

Occupation Name

Employment Projections 2012-2022

Growth Rate

Number of New j\Jobs

All Occupations

10.8%

Computer and information research scientists

15.3%

4100

Computer and information systems managers

15.3%

50,900

Computer network architects

14.6%

20,000

Computer occupations, all other

3.8%

7,800

Computer programmers

8.3%

28,400

Computer support specialists

17.0%

123.000

Computer systems analysts

24.5%

127,700

Database Administrators

15.1%

17,900

Information security analysts

36.5%

27,400

Network and computer systems administrators

11.7%

42,900

Software developers, applications and systems software

22.0%

222,600

Web developers

20.1%

28,500

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Employment Projections Program (2012-2022) http://data.bls.gov/projections/occupationProj

 

 

Chart 4

Projected employment growth rate, computer and information technology occupations (2012-2022)

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