Dept. of Labor Statistics

According to the US Department of Labor’s High Growth Industry Profile

Information Technology (IT) is the fastest growing sector in the economy with a 68% increase in output growth rate projected between 2002 and 2012. (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)

Demand for computer-related occupations increases due to rapid advances in computer technology, continuing development of new computer applications, and the growing significance of information security. (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics) *http://www.doleta.gov

Salaries in 2009

Location Pay Period 10% 25% Median 75% 90%
United States Hourly $22.66 $28.88 $37.06 $46.73 $57.29
Yearly $47,100 $60,100 $77,100 $97,200 $119,200
Arkansas Hourly $17.39 $21.49 $28.05 $36.29 $44.94
Yearly $36,200 $44,700 $58,300 $75,500 $93,500

Salaries in 2009

Management of companies and enterprises $70,680
Computer systems design and related services 70,490
Wired telecommunications carriers 66,950
Colleges, universities, and professional schools 57,380
Elementary and secondary schools 56,320
SIP Code: 15-1061, 15-1071, 15-1081, and 15-1099

CIP Code: 15.1202: Computer & Networking Fundamentals

CIP Code: 52.0101: CIS/Networking

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