High Wage and High Demand Occupations

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High Wage

Professions with a median hourly wage exceeding $20.00 or an annual income of $41,600.

High Demand

Professions with a minimum of 100 job openings annually in the Lincoln area.

Graph of Information Technology Jobs with Openings and Wages

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Average Openings and Wages for Information Technology Jobs in Lincoln, NE

wdt_ID Occupation Title Occupation Title (unlinked) Average Annual Openings Average Annual Wage Average Hourly Wage
12 Computer Systems Analysts Computer Systems Analysts 75 78,210 37.60
13 Information Security Analysts Information Security Analysts 7 87,327 41.99
14 Computer Network Support Specialists Computer Network Support Specialists 49 62,288 29.94
15 Computer User Support Specialists Computer User Support Specialists 80 51,070 24.55
16 Computer Network Architects Computer Network Architects 15 94,297 45.34
17 Network & Computer Systems Administrators Network & Computer Systems Administrators 36 81,892 39.37
18 Database Administrators & Architects Database Administrators & Architects 18 78,114 37.55
19 Software Developers and Software Quality Assurance Analysts and Testers Software Developers and Software Quality Assurance Analysts and Testers 239 95,010 45.68
20 Web Developers & Digital Interface Designers Web Developers & Digital Interface Designers 33 78,437 37.71
21 Computer Occupations - All Other Computer Occupations - All Other 74 72,996 35.09
22 Operations Research Analysts Operations Research Analysts 16 77,275 37.15
23 Statisticians Statisticians 11 75,079 36.10
24 Data Scientists and Mathematical Science Occupations, All Other Data Scientists and Mathematical Science Occupations, All Other 11 80,923 38.90
25 Graphic Designers Graphic Designers 52 53,794 25.86
26 Public Relations Specialists Public Relations Specialists 65 58,970 28.35
27 Technical Writers Technical Writers 12 58,826 28.28
28 Writers & Authors Writers & Authors 30 67,947 32.66
29 Interpreters & Translators Interpreters & Translators 36 48,674 23.40

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The above information is for the Lincoln Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) includes the Nebraska counties of Lancaster and Seward. 

The 2020-2030 Long-term projections are based on employment data from 2020. During this time, employment in many occupations was lower than normal due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, some occupations are projected to experience high job growth as they recover from the effects of the pandemic.   

Skill and Demand from 2020-2030 Long-term Occupational Projections, July 2022                              

Wages from Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics, 2nd Quarter 2022  

Information produced by The Nebraska Department of Labor, Office of Labor Market Information, Workforce Information Grant Unit, August 2022