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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
$45,050
25th Percentile Wage
$63,080
50th Percentile Wage
$88,080
75th Percentile Wage
$118,960
90th Percentile Wage
$151,840

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 $151,840. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $88,080. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid computer occupations is $45,050.

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 professional, scientific, and technical services from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$88,080
1.70% 9.38%
2016
$86,580
1.73% -
2015
$85,080
3.07% -
2014
$82,470
1.50% -
2013
$81,230
1.74% -
2012
$79,820
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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 $102,080. The lowest paying industry is the veterinary services industry (annual salary $40,570). 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
$102,080
Scientific Research and Development Services
$101,130
Engineering Services
$94,920
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$93,030
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$88,080
Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$87,970
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$85,890
Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities
$85,760
Testing Laboratories
$82,410
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services
$81,070
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$79,440
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services
$77,130
Legal Services
$76,840
Photographic Services
$66,770
Specialized Design Services
$66,290
Veterinary Services
$40,570

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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