Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

15-1121 Computer Systems Analysts

Analyze science, engineering, business, and other data processing problems to implement and improve computer systems. Analyze user requirements, procedures, and problems to automate or improve existing systems and review computer system capabilities, workflow, and scheduling limitations. May analyze or recommend commercially available software.


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)
487,740 1.1 % $39.58 $82,320 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $23.74 $29.93 $37.87 $47.35 $57.72
Annual Wage (2) $49,370 $62,260 $78,770 $98,490 $120,060


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 135,060 9.01 $41.78 $86,910
Management of Companies and Enterprises 38,750 2.03 $39.11 $81,350
Insurance Carriers 33,460 2.88 $37.73 $78,490
State Government (OES Designation) 20,210 0.89 $33.74 $70,180
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 17,010 1.62 $41.92 $87,200

Industries with the highest concentration 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 135,060 9.01 $41.78 $86,910
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services 16,920 7.08 $39.52 $82,200
Software Publishers 8,220 3.10 $39.93 $83,050
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank 580 2.91 $38.80 $80,700
Insurance Carriers 33,460 2.88 $37.73 $78,490

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Animal Slaughtering and Processing 40 0.01 $60.46 $125,750
Support Activities for Mining 340 0.11 $59.96 $124,720
Oil and Gas Extraction 2,120 1.30 $49.64 $103,250
Motion Picture and Video Industries 260 0.07 $46.11 $95,920
Scientific Research and Development Services 7,680 1.22 $44.99 $93,590


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 57,290 4.08 1.07 $42.83 $89,090
Texas 44,880 4.36 1.15 $40.64 $84,530
New York 31,150 3.70 0.97 $41.44 $86,200
Virginia 30,290 8.53 2.24 $46.19 $96,080
Ohio 24,040 4.83 1.27 $37.86 $78,750




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)
Virginia 30,290 8.53 2.24 $46.19 $96,080
Delaware 2,560 6.35 1.67 $39.34 $81,820
New Jersey 20,980 5.56 1.46 $42.68 $88,770
Maryland 12,640 5.09 1.34 $40.95 $85,180
Massachusetts 15,440 4.89 1.29 $43.20 $89,870




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Virginia 30,290 8.53 2.24 $46.19 $96,080
Massachusetts 15,440 4.89 1.29 $43.20 $89,870
California 57,290 4.08 1.07 $42.83 $89,090
New Jersey 20,980 5.56 1.46 $42.68 $88,770
Washington 12,520 4.60 1.21 $42.50 $88,400





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 26,170 11.33 2.98 $47.85 $99,520
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 23,150 4.57 1.20 $44.33 $92,200
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 14,730 6.61 1.74 $38.12 $79,280
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 13,070 6.39 1.68 $41.07 $85,420
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 12,620 3.30 0.87 $42.62 $88,640
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 11,710 4.59 1.21 $43.60 $90,690
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 11,630 6.94 1.83 $43.41 $90,290
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 11,340 6.63 1.74 $37.38 $77,750
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 10,410 2.91 0.76 $34.27 $71,280
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 10,030 7.32 1.93 $43.29 $90,040




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)
Huntsville, AL 2,480 12.31 3.24 $42.27 $87,930
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX 9,440 11.98 3.15 $40.99 $85,250
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 26,170 11.33 2.98 $47.85 $99,520
Springfield, IL 1,050 9.89 2.60 $41.46 $86,250
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 8,500 9.70 2.55 $47.91 $99,650
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 7,780 9.67 2.54 $37.48 $77,950
Columbus, OH 8,070 9.05 2.38 $39.18 $81,500
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division 4,630 8.33 2.19 $44.19 $91,910
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 7,560 7.87 2.07 $42.57 $88,540
Bloomington, IN 560 7.72 2.03 $28.97 $60,250