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2024 Computing Salary Statistics

In today's fast-paced technology landscape, pursuing a computing education can pave the way for a financially rewarding and personally fulfilling career. If you're wondering about the earning potential in computing professions, let's delve into the numbers. Graduates holding a computing degree frequently find themselves in a position where their median salaries surpass the national average. To provide you with a clearer picture, here are some prominent computer career options and the corresponding salary expectations you can anticipate.

Computing Salaries
Career Degree Options Mean Entry-Level Salary (Payscale) Mean Annual Wage (BLS) Top 10 Percent (BLS)
Computer Hardware Engineer $76,707 $147,770 $212,770
Computer and Information Systems Manager $65,570 $180,720 $239,200
Computer Network Architect $70,000 $133,930 $195,000
Computer Network Support Specialist   $78,640 $121,920
Computer Programmer $64,048 $107,750 $167,230
Computer Science Teacher, Postsecondary   $106,380 $175,150
Computer Systems Analyst $60,865 $110,800 $165,700
Database Administrator $60,788 $104,810 $157,710
Database Architect $85,612 $137,030 $194,960
Data Scientist $86,906 $119,040 $184,090
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technologist or Technician   $74,440 $105,320
Electro-Mechanical and Mechatronics Technologist and Technician   $72,430 $104,690
Electronics Engineer $76,209 $124,190 $179,690
Information Security Analyst $63,458 $124,740 $182,370
Network and Computer Systems Administrator $56,451 $100,580 $148,710
Software Developer $68,041 $138,110 $208,620
Software Quality Assurance Analyst or Tester $52,025 $108,460 $164,520
Web Developer $52,224 $95,570 $157,280
Web and Digital Interface Designer $57,344 $108,820 $176,490

Figures from, accessed May 2024.

Figures from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), dated May 2023.


Computing salaries can vary widely based on factors other than the type of degree and career option. Additional factors include job location, experience level, education, and the specific industry or company.

Computing Jobs Growth

According to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the demand for computer and information technology roles is projected to grow much faster than the average for all occupations between 2022 and 2032. The Occupational Outlook Handbook projects about 377,500 openings each year in these occupations.

Computing Careers Rankings

U.S. News and World Report provides a list of the Best Technology Jobs. Their Top 100 Jobs lists computing careers in four of the top ten spots, including:

  • #3 Software Developer
  • #4 IT Manager
  • #7 Information Security Analyst
  • #8 Data Scientist