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Computer Occupations Salary in Sector of Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

The salary statistics of computer occupations in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare computer occupations salaries in different industries within the professional, scientific, and technical services sector.

Average Annual Salary of Computer Occupations

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$44,040
25th Percentile Wage
$61,890
50th Percentile Wage
$86,580
75th Percentile Wage
$117,130
90th Percentile Wage
$149,000

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for computer occupations in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services. 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 $149,000. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $86,580. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid computer occupations is $44,040.

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 professional, scientific, and technical services from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201686,5801.73%7.81%
201585,0803.07%-
201482,4701.50%-
201381,2301.74%-
201279,820--

Compare Computer Occupations Salary in Different Industries within the Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services Sector

The average salaries of computer occupations in 16 industries in the professional, scientific, and technical services 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 research and development in the physical, engineering, and life sciences industry with an annual salary $101,020. The lowest paying industry is the veterinary services industry (annual salary $44,280). For detailed computer occupations salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$101,020
Scientific Research and Development Services
$100,260
Engineering Services
$93,390
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$91,770
Testing Laboratories
$87,040
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$86,580
Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$86,220
Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities
$85,200
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$83,960
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services
$78,270
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$78,060
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services
$76,230
Legal Services
$75,050
Specialized Design Services
$65,810
Photographic Services
$63,400
Veterinary Services
$44,280

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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