The average annual salary of computer and mathematical occupations is shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare the median salaries of all computer and mathematical occupations in the United States. The computer and mathematical occupations salary statistics are from the national compensation survey published by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2017 [1].

Percentile Bracket | Average Annual Salary |
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Table 1 shows the average annual salary for computer and mathematical occupations. The salary is shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) computer and mathematical occupations is $141,250. The median annual salary is $82,830. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $42,650.

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of computer and mathematical occupations from 2012 to 2016.

Year | Median Salary | Yearly Growth | 4-Year Growth |
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2016 | 82,830 | 1.69% | 7.92% |

2015 | 81,430 | 2.47% | - |

2014 | 79,420 | 1.96% | - |

2013 | 77,860 | 2.04% | - |

2012 | 76,270 | - | - |

Table 2 shows the median annual wage of all computer and mathematical occupations in the United States. We note that the median annual salaries vary considerably among computer and mathematical professions and range from $49,390 to $111,840. The highest paid computer and mathematical occupations are computer and information research scientists with a median annual salary of $111,840. The lowest paid computer and mathematical occupations in the United States are computer user support specialists with a median annual salary of $49,390. For more salary information about a specific computer and mathematical profession, use the links in the table.