Computer Occupations Salary in Sector of Information

The salary statistics of computer occupations in the industry sector of information are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare computer occupations salaries in different industries within the information sector.

Average Annual Salary of Computer Occupations

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
25th Percentile Wage
50th Percentile Wage
75th Percentile Wage
90th Percentile Wage

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for computer occupations in the industry sector of information. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) computer occupations is $155,740. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $91,820. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid computer occupations is $45,820.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of computer occupations in the industry sector of information from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2.44% 11.90%
0.03% -
3.20% -
2.32% -
4.46% -
- -

Compare Computer Occupations Salary in Different Industries within the Information Sector

The average salaries of computer occupations in 22 industries in the information sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for computer occupations occupations is the other information services industry with an annual salary $103,650. The lowest paying industry is the motion picture and video exhibition industry (annual salary $61,280). For detailed computer occupations salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Other Information Services
Other Information Services
Software Publishers
Publishing Industries (except Internet)
Satellite Telecommunications
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services
Wired Telecommunications Carriers
Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite)
Motion Picture and Video Industries
Motion Picture and Sound Recording Industries
Television Broadcasting
Cable and Other Subscription Programming
Broadcasting (except Internet)
Radio and Television Broadcasting
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers
Sound Recording Industries
Other Telecommunications
Newspaper Publishers
Radio Broadcasting
Motion Picture and Video Exhibition

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].


Highest paying industries for computer occupations.