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Computer and Information Technology Occupations

Here you will find the most recent annual averages for computer and information technology occupations, including earnings, gender shares of employment and projected growth rates In 2014, 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. This page is updated annually; sign up to receive e-mail alerts when new or updated content is available.

 

Computer and Information Technology occupations by selected characteristics, 2014 annual averages

Occupation Name

Median Weekly Earnings1

Women as a Percentage of Total Employed2

Education Level3

Total

Men

Women

All occupations

$791

$871

$719

46.9%

-

Computer and information systems managers

$1,730

$1,763

$1,529

26.7%

Bachelor's degree

Computer systems analysts

$1,385

$1,460

$1,259

34.2%

Bachelor's degree

Information security analysts

$1,419

-

-

18.1%

Bachelor's degree

Computer programmers

$1,409

$1,447

$1,253

21.4%

Bachelor's degree

Software developers, applications and systems software

$1,693

$1,736

$1,457

19.8%

Bachelor's degree

Web developers

$1,129

$1,245

$988

35.2%

Associate's degree

Computer support specialists

$966

$1,049

$837

26.6%

varies

Database administrators

$1,517

$1,662

-

28.0%

Bachelor's degree

Network and computer systems administrators

$1,263

$1,286

-

19.1%

Bachelor's degree

Computer network architects

$1,633

$1,650

-

12.4%

Bachelor's degree

Computer occupations, all other

$1,088

$1,122

$984

23.1%

-

Notes:
1. Median weekly earnings are 2014 annual averages for full-time wage and salary workers only, from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Current Population Survey
2. Women as a percentage of total employed are 2014 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

Median weekly earnings for computer and information technology occupations (2014)

Text Version of Median weekly earnings for computer and information technology occupations (2014).


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Gender shares of employment in computer and information technology occupations 2014 annual averages.

Text Version of Gender shares of employment in computer and information technology occupations 2014 annual average.

 

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Unemployment rates by sex, computer and mathematical occupations (2014).

Text Version of Unemployment rates by sex, computer and mathematical occupations (2014).

 

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

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