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
$45,820
25th Percentile Wage
$64,480
50th Percentile Wage
$91,820
75th Percentile Wage
$123,830
90th Percentile Wage
$155,740

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
2017
$91,820
2.44% 11.90%
2016
$89,580
0.03% -
2015
$89,550
3.20% -
2014
$86,680
2.32% -
2013
$84,670
4.46% -
2012
$80,890
- -

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 $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
$103,650
Other Information Services
$103,650
Software Publishers
$98,510
Publishing Industries (except Internet)
$96,160
Satellite Telecommunications
$89,930
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services
$87,060
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services
$87,060
Telecommunications
$86,280
Wired Telecommunications Carriers
$84,710
Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite)
$83,870
Motion Picture and Video Industries
$82,800
Motion Picture and Sound Recording Industries
$82,130
Television Broadcasting
$79,420
Cable and Other Subscription Programming
$77,930
Broadcasting (except Internet)
$77,330
Radio and Television Broadcasting
$76,950
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers
$76,830
Sound Recording Industries
$76,320
Other Telecommunications
$75,990
Newspaper Publishers
$68,250
Radio Broadcasting
$67,590
Motion Picture and Video Exhibition
$61,280

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




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