Employment of math occupations is projected to grow 28 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations, which will result in about 50,400 new jobs. Growth is anticipated as businesses and government agencies continue to emphasize the use of big data, which math occupations can analyze.

Math occupations had a median annual wage of $84,060 in May 2017, which was higher than the median annual wage for all occupations of $37,690.

OccupationEntry-Level Education2017 MEDIAN PAY
ActuariesBachelor's degree$101,560
Mathematicians and StatisticiansMaster's degree$84,760
Operations Research AnalystsBachelor's degree$81,390
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Math Occupations, on the Internet at