Computer & information systems managers

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Total Workforce

578k

Average Age

45.3

Average Salary

$119,278

Average Male Salary

$125,609

Average Female Salary

$103,660

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Computer & information systems managers are most often employed by the Computer Systems Design industry. The average yearly wage for Computer & information systems managers was $119,278 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Computer & information systems managers by wage are Sales managers, Physician assistants, and Financial analysts.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Computer & information systems managers and on wages and locations for those in the field. Computer Systems Design is the industry that employs the most Computer & information systems managers, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Computer & information systems managers, by average wage, is Shoe stores. Computer & information systems managers are paid most in Menlo Park, East Palo Alto Cities & Atherton Town PUMA, CA but are relatively concentrated in Middlesex County (Southwest) PUMA, NJ.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$119,278

AVERAGE SALARY

± $2,669

In 2018, Computer & information systems managers earned an average of $119,278, $65,389 more than than the average national salary of $53,888.

Financial analysts make somewhat more than Computer & information systems managers while Sales managers make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Computer & information systems managers as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.314

WAGE GINI

In 2018, Computer & information systems managers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.314, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Computer & information systems managers (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

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Spatial Concentration

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Computer & information systems managers.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Computer & information systems managers, by number of employees, are Computer Systems Design, Insurance carriers, and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges.

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Industries by Share

578k

2018 Workforce

± 18,633

-5.71%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 4.76%

The number of people employed as Computer & information systems managers has been declining at a rate of -5.71%, from 613,251 people in 2017 to 578,234 people in 2018.

This graphic shows the share of Computer & information systems managers employed by various industries. Computer Systems Design employs the largest share of Computer & information systems managers at  26.5%, followed by Insurance carriers with 3.95% and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges with 3.94%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Computer & information systems managers in the US. The average age of male Computer & information systems managers in the workforce is 45.3 and of female Computer & information systems managers is 45.6, and the most common race/ethnicity for Computer & information systems managers is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

411k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 15,726

167k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 10,021

71.2% of Computer & information systems managers are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Computer & information systems managers.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Computer & information systems managers

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)

  3. Black (Non-Hispanic)

70.4% of Computer & information systems managers are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 14.7% of Computer & information systems managers, Asian (Non-Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Computer & information systems managers.

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Age by Gender

45.3

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 0.401

45.6

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 0.664

The median age of Computer & information systems managers is 45.3, and Male employees are generally 0.298 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Computer & information systems managers from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Computer & information systems managers is Business but a relatively high number of Computer & information systems managers hold a major in Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services.

Majors

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Computer & information systems managers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Computer & information systems managers need many skills, but most especially Monitoring, Critical Thinking, and Reading Comprehension. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Computer & information systems managers need more than the average amount of Programming, Management of Financial Resources, and Management of Material Resources.

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