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U.S. BLS Ranks 22 High-Paying Tech Jobs


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The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' Occupational Employment Statistics program provides data on the number of people employed in various occupations and industries and what they typically earn. That data shows that the median annual earnings as of May 2018, the most recent period for which data is available, for 22 occupations that rely heavily on computer science and data analysis in their work are above the overall national median of $38,640 reported by the BLS.

Here are those tech occupations, ranked from lowest to highest median annual pay, along with the number of people employed in those jobs:

  Occupation Annual Salary Total Employed in the U.S.
22.  Computer operators   $45,840  34,700
21.  Statistical assistants  $48,330  11,010
20.  Computer-user support specialists  $50,980  630,700
19.  Computer-network support specialists  $62,770  181,360
18.  Commercial and industrial designers  $66,590  33,200
17.  Web developers    $69,430  127,300
16.  Network and computer-systems administrators  $82,050  366,250
15.  Postsecondary computer-science teachers  $82,220  32,430
14.  Operations research analysts   $83,390  104,200
13.  Computer programmers    $84,280  230,470
12.  Statisticians   $87,780  39,920
11.  Computer systems analysts   $88,740  587,970
10.  Database administrators  $90,070  110,090
9.  All other computer occupations   $90,270  381,380
8.  Electrical engineers  $96,640  186,490
7.  Information security analysts   $98,350  108,060
6.  Applications software developers   $103,620  903,160
5.  Computer-network architects     $109,020  152,670
4.  Systems software developers   $110,000  405,330
3.  Computer hardware engineers   $114,600  60,750
2.  Computer and information research scientists  $118,370  30,070
1.  Computer and information systems managers   $142,530  391,430

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