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Salary of Computer and Mathematical Occupations

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 BLS in May 2015 [1].

Table 1. Salary of Computer and Mathematical Occupations in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$134,500
75th Percentile Wage
$106,330
50th Percentile Wage
$79,420
25th Percentile Wage
$56,920
10th Percentile Wage
$41,130

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 $134,500. The median annual salary is $79,420. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $41,130.

Table 2. Compare Salaries of All Computer and Mathematical Occupations

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 $47,610 to $108,360. The highest paid computer and mathematical occupations are computer and information research scientists with a median annual salary of $108,360. The lowest paid computer and mathematical occupations in the United States are computer user support specialists with a median annual salary of $47,610. For more salary information about a specific computer and mathematical profession, use the links in the table.

Occupation Group Median Annual Salary
Computer and Information Research Scientists
$108,360
Mathematicians
$103,720
Systems Software Developers
$102,880
Computer Network Architects
$98,430
Actuaries
$96,700
Applications Software Developers
$95,510
Software Developers and Programmers
$91,320
Information Security Analysts
$88,890
Computer and Information Analysts
$83,470
Other Computer Occupations
$83,410
Computer Systems Analysts
$82,710
Database and Systems Administrators and Network Architects
$80,850
Database Administrators
$80,280
Mathematical Science Occupations
$80,270
Statisticians
$79,990
Computer Occupations
$79,390
Computer Programmers
$77,550
Operations Research Analysts
$76,660
Network and Computer Systems Administrators
$75,790
Other Mathematical Science Occupations
$66,560
Web Developers
$63,490
Computer Network Support Specialists
$61,830
Miscellaneous Mathematical Science Occupations
$61,350
Mathematical Technicians
$54,140
Computer Support Specialists
$50,380
Computer User Support Specialists
$47,610