Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

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)
341,800 0.7 % $35.71 $74,270 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $20.87 $26.52 $34.12 $43.34 $53.95
Annual Wage (2) $43,400 $55,150 $70,970 $90,160 $112,210


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 51,960 3.47 $38.41 $79,890
Management of Companies and Enterprises 23,470 1.23 $36.59 $76,110
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 15,590 0.55 $31.08 $64,650
Elementary and Secondary Schools 15,320 0.18 $30.11 $62,630
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 13,700 2.32 $37.86 $78,750

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 51,960 3.47 $38.41 $79,890
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services 8,300 3.47 $36.49 $75,900
Other Telecommunications 3,750 3.27 $36.65 $76,230
Securities and Commodity Exchanges 200 2.73 $41.21 $85,720
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 13,700 2.32 $37.86 $78,750

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 1,760 1.11 $45.49 $94,630
Insurance and Employee Benefit Funds (8) (8) $44.79 $93,170
Postal Service 250 0.04 $43.51 $90,490
Other Financial Investment Activities 2,270 0.66 $43.48 $90,440
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage 2,010 0.44 $42.70 $88,820


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 38,570 2.75 1.03 $39.78 $82,750
Texas 27,360 2.65 1.00 $34.35 $71,450
New York 20,540 2.44 0.91 $39.44 $82,020
Virginia 20,030 5.64 2.12 $41.04 $85,370
Pennsylvania 17,530 3.16 1.19 $36.59 $76,100




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 20,030 5.64 2.12 $41.04 $85,370
District of Columbia 3,370 5.22 1.96 $40.73 $84,720
Colorado 9,360 4.29 1.61 $37.73 $78,490
Vermont 1,240 4.25 1.60 $31.79 $66,130
Maryland 9,340 3.77 1.41 $40.13 $83,470




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Virginia 20,030 5.64 2.12 $41.04 $85,370
District of Columbia 3,370 5.22 1.96 $40.73 $84,720
Maryland 9,340 3.77 1.41 $40.13 $83,470
California 38,570 2.75 1.03 $39.78 $82,750
New York 20,540 2.44 0.91 $39.44 $82,020





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 18,110 7.84 2.94 $42.96 $89,350
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 13,940 2.75 1.03 $42.90 $89,220
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 9,550 2.50 0.94 $37.82 $78,670
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 9,010 2.51 0.94 $37.09 $77,150
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 8,770 4.29 1.61 $37.55 $78,100
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 8,130 3.65 1.37 $38.09 $79,230
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 7,760 4.28 1.61 $41.47 $86,260
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 7,230 4.22 1.59 $34.66 $72,100
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 6,470 2.54 0.95 $36.04 $74,960
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 6,420 3.83 1.44 $41.01 $85,290