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
$44,760
25th Percentile Wage
$63,020
50th Percentile Wage
$89,580
75th Percentile Wage
$120,860
90th Percentile Wage
$152,140

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 $152,140. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $89,580. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid computer occupations is $44,760.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of computer occupations in the industry sector of information from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201689,5800.03%9.70%
201589,5503.20%-
201486,6802.32%-
201384,6704.46%-
201280,890--

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 $101,440. 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
$101,440
Other Information Services
$101,440
Software Publishers
$97,760
Publishing Industries (except Internet)
$95,110
Satellite Telecommunications
$89,930
Cable and Other Subscription Programming
$85,350
Wired Telecommunications Carriers
$84,710
Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite)
$83,870
Telecommunications
$83,380
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services
$82,860
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services
$82,860
Motion Picture and Video Industries
$80,130
Motion Picture and Sound Recording Industries
$79,240
Broadcasting (except Internet)
$78,290
Television Broadcasting
$77,010
Other Telecommunications
$75,990
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers
$75,630
Radio and Television Broadcasting
$73,540
Sound Recording Industries
$71,930
Newspaper Publishers
$64,200
Radio Broadcasting
$61,320
Motion Picture and Video Exhibition
$61,280

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].



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