Computer systems analysts

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Total Workforce

535k

Average Age

41.4

Average Salary

$86,783

Average Male Salary

$93,645

Average Female Salary

$77,000

About

Computer systems analysts are most often employed by the Computer Systems Design industry. The average yearly wage for Computer systems analysts was $86,783 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Computer systems analysts by wage are Elevator installers & repairers, Materials engineers, and Medical & health services managers.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Computer systems analysts are Cobb County (Southeast)Smyrna City PUMA, GA, Middlesex County (Southwest) PUMA, NJ, and Irvine City (Central) PUMA, CA. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Computer systems analysts are Middlesex County (Southwest) PUMA, NJ, Greenwood, Abbeville & McCormick Counties PUMA, SC, and Forest Hills & Rego Park PUMA, NY.

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 Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments. Computer systems analysts are paid most in Westchester County (Southeast) PUMA, NY but are relatively concentrated in Middlesex County (Southwest) PUMA, NJ.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$86,783

AVERAGE SALARY

± $2,102

In 2018, Computer systems analysts earned an average of $86,783, $32,895 more than than the average national salary of $53,888.

Elevator installers & repairers make somewhat more than Computer systems analysts while Medical & health services managers 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 2018, Computer systems analysts had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.305, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. 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

Most Common

The most common industries employing Computer systems analysts, by number of employees, are Computer Systems Design, Banking & related activities, and Management, scientific & technical consulting services.

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Industries by Share

535k

2018 Workforce

± 17,922

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  22.8%, followed by Banking & related activities with 8.96% and Management, scientific & technical consulting services with 6.62%.

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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 40.9 and of female Computer systems analysts is 42, and the most common race/ethnicity for Computer systems analysts is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

314k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 13,750

220k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 11,519

58.8% 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)

62.5% of Computer systems analysts are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 18.2% 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

40.9

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 0.549

42

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 0.627

The median age of Computer systems analysts is 41.4, and Male employees are generally 1.11 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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