Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

15-1142 Network and Computer Systems Administrators*

* This occupation has the same title, but not necessarily the same content, as the 2010 SOC occupation

Install, configure, and support an organization's local area network (LAN), wide area network (WAN), and Internet systems or a segment of a network system. Monitor network to ensure network availability to all system users and may perform necessary maintenance to support network availability. May monitor and test Web site performance to ensure Web sites operate correctly and without interruption. May assist in network modeling, analysis, planning, and coordination between network and data communications hardware and software. May supervise computer user support specialists and computer network support specialists. May administer network security measures. Excludes "Information Security Analysts"(15-1122), "Computer User Support Specialists" (15-1151), and "Computer Network Support Specialists" (15-1152).


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
333,210 0.7 % $34.71 $72,200 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $20.39 $25.89 $33.25 $42.15 $51.97
Annual Wage (2) $42,400 $53,850 $69,160 $87,680 $108,090


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 48,240 3.35 $37.29 $77,560
Management of Companies and Enterprises 23,840 1.25 $35.40 $73,630
Elementary and Secondary Schools 15,250 0.18 $29.45 $61,260
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 14,800 0.52 $30.26 $62,950
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 14,380 2.35 $35.20 $73,220

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services 8,310 3.46 $35.92 $74,710
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 48,240 3.35 $37.29 $77,560
Other Telecommunications 3,340 2.87 $35.84 $74,540
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 14,380 2.35 $35.20 $73,220
Other Information Services 2,230 1.62 $39.73 $82,650

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing 1,680 1.07 $45.15 $93,910
Insurance and Employee Benefit Funds 280 0.65 $43.57 $90,630
Securities and Commodity Exchanges (8) (8) $43.52 $90,530
Postal Service 280 0.04 $42.48 $88,360
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing 60 0.19 $41.96 $87,290


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 37,160 2.65 1.01 $38.60 $80,300
Texas 27,380 2.71 1.04 $33.32 $69,300
New York 19,170 2.30 0.88 $38.35 $79,770
Virginia 18,730 5.31 2.03 $39.03 $81,180
Pennsylvania 16,780 3.06 1.17 $35.92 $74,720




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 3,930 6.15 2.34 $39.18 $81,500
Virginia 18,730 5.31 2.03 $39.03 $81,180
Colorado 9,320 4.32 1.65 $37.37 $77,740
Vermont 1,160 4.05 1.54 $30.13 $62,670
Minnesota 9,490 3.70 1.41 $33.42 $69,510




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 3,930 6.15 2.34 $39.18 $81,500
Virginia 18,730 5.31 2.03 $39.03 $81,180
Maryland 8,820 3.58 1.37 $38.65 $80,400
California 37,160 2.65 1.01 $38.60 $80,300
Massachusetts 10,540 3.38 1.29 $38.60 $80,280

Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 17,590 7.68 2.93 $40.75 $84,770
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 13,180 2.65 1.01 $41.82 $86,990
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 9,570 2.70 1.03 $37.30 $77,590
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 9,150 2.40 0.91 $36.04 $74,960
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 9,010 4.50 1.72 $36.28 $75,470
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 7,740 4.29 1.64 $40.62 $84,490
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 7,640 4.55 1.74 $34.76 $72,290
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 7,180 3.26 1.24 $36.76 $76,450
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 6,880 4.15 1.58 $40.31 $83,850
Denver-Aurora, CO 5,880 4.97 1.90 $37.14 $77,240




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Olympia, WA 1,410 14.96 5.71 $32.03 $66,620
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 17,590 7.68 2.93 $40.75 $84,770
Boulder, CO 950 6.22 2.37 $47.65 $99,120
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 1,830 5.75 2.19 $33.39 $69,440
Colorado Springs, CO 1,320 5.50 2.10 $35.48 $73,800
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 4,580 5.35 2.04 $47.23 $98,240
Framingham, MA NECTA Division 810 5.26 2.01 $39.25 $81,630
Lawrence, KS 230 5.03 1.92 $22.97 $47,780
Denver-Aurora, CO 5,880 4.97 1.90 $37.14 $77,240
Eau Claire, WI 370 4.90 1.87 $23.37 $48,620