Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

15-1142 Network and Computer Systems Administrators

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)
350,320 0.7 % $36.69 $76,320 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $21.31 $27.15 $34.88 $44.41 $55.38
Annual Wage (2) $44,330 $56,470 $72,560 $92,370 $115,180


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 56,220 3.52 $39.07 $81,270
Management of Companies and Enterprises 22,970 1.15 $37.45 $77,890
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 16,000 0.55 $31.44 $65,390
Elementary and Secondary Schools 15,700 0.19 $30.44 $63,310
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 12,450 2.15 $39.42 $81,980

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 10,260 4.10 $37.52 $78,040
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 56,220 3.52 $39.07 $81,270
Other Telecommunications 3,100 2.90 $38.94 $80,990
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank 360 2.17 $40.16 $83,520
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 12,450 2.15 $39.42 $81,980

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oil and Gas Extraction 2,060 1.13 $49.79 $103,560
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing 590 0.53 $49.31 $102,560
Other Financial Investment Activities 2,320 0.65 $44.86 $93,310
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage 1,780 0.39 $44.78 $93,150
Automotive Equipment Rental and Leasing 130 0.07 $44.19 $91,920


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 40,080 2.80 1.04 $40.57 $84,400
Texas 29,480 2.79 1.04 $37.18 $77,330
New York 21,690 2.54 0.94 $39.77 $82,720
Virginia 20,000 5.56 2.07 $42.25 $87,880
Pennsylvania 17,890 3.20 1.19 $37.62 $78,260




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 20,000 5.56 2.07 $42.25 $87,880
District of Columbia 3,210 4.90 1.82 $42.53 $88,470
Vermont 1,340 4.57 1.70 $32.97 $68,580
Nebraska 3,920 4.29 1.60 $33.10 $68,850
Colorado 9,110 4.09 1.52 $37.97 $78,980




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 3,210 4.90 1.82 $42.53 $88,470
Virginia 20,000 5.56 2.07 $42.25 $87,880
Maryland 9,720 3.87 1.44 $41.60 $86,530
Connecticut 3,620 2.24 0.83 $41.19 $85,670
New Jersey 10,400 2.74 1.02 $40.82 $84,910





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 17,720 7.56 2.81 $44.65 $92,880
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 14,750 2.86 1.06 $42.86 $89,150
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 9,660 2.50 0.93 $38.68 $80,460
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 9,070 4.32 1.61 $39.04 $81,210
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 8,700 2.39 0.89 $38.05 $79,150
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 8,300 3.67 1.36 $38.57 $80,230
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 8,150 3.09 1.15 $43.00 $89,440
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 8,150 4.47 1.66 $42.33 $88,040
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 6,910 3.95 1.47 $35.92 $74,720
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 6,790 3.97 1.47 $41.02 $85,320