Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

15-1152 Computer Network Support Specialists

Analyze, test, troubleshoot, and evaluate existing network systems, such as local area network (LAN), wide area network (WAN), and Internet systems or a segment of a network system. Perform network maintenance to ensure networks operate correctly with minimal interruption. Excludes "Network and Computer Systems Administrators" (15-1142) and "Computer Network Architects" (15-1143).


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)
167,980 1.4 % $30.27 $62,960 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $16.79 $21.41 $28.41 $36.75 $46.56
Annual Wage (2) $34,930 $44,530 $59,090 $76,450 $96,850


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 34,700 2.17 $30.90 $64,280
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 12,040 2.08 $30.77 $64,010
Management of Companies and Enterprises 9,620 0.48 $29.99 $62,390
Local Government (OES Designation) 6,260 0.11 $27.67 $57,550
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 6,140 0.99 $33.20 $69,050

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Telecommunications 2,430 2.28 $28.27 $58,810
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services 5,490 2.19 $31.78 $66,110
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 34,700 2.17 $30.90 $64,280
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 12,040 2.08 $30.77 $64,010
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing 2,960 1.89 $37.30 $77,590

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oil and Gas Extraction 470 0.26 $43.44 $90,350
Other Investment Pools and Funds 90 0.22 $40.60 $84,460
Satellite Telecommunications 120 1.05 $38.50 $80,090
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing 2,960 1.89 $37.30 $77,590
Nondepository Credit Intermediation 1,240 0.22 $37.03 $77,020


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)
Texas 18,560 1.75 1.36 $30.15 $62,720
California 17,510 1.22 0.95 $35.12 $73,060
Virginia 8,810 2.45 1.90 $31.98 $66,520
New York 8,310 0.97 0.75 $34.28 $71,310
Florida 7,920 1.09 0.84 $26.54 $55,210




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 8,810 2.45 1.90 $31.98 $66,520
Colorado 5,040 2.26 1.76 $31.93 $66,420
Arizona 5,270 2.18 1.69 $28.35 $58,970
Wisconsin 5,370 2.01 1.56 $27.46 $57,120
Maryland 4,950 1.97 1.53 $33.24 $69,150




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 1,150 1.76 1.36 $38.72 $80,530
California 17,510 1.22 0.95 $35.12 $73,060
Connecticut 1,570 0.97 0.75 $35.04 $72,890
Massachusetts 5,040 1.57 1.22 $34.81 $72,410
New York 8,310 0.97 0.75 $34.28 $71,310





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 7,890 3.37 2.61 $34.18 $71,090
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 5,610 1.09 0.84 $36.20 $75,300
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 5,470 2.61 2.02 $34.24 $71,220
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 4,920 1.86 1.45 $30.54 $63,520
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 4,200 1.86 1.44 $31.24 $64,970
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 4,190 2.42 1.88 $29.33 $61,000
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 3,810 1.05 0.81 $33.83 $70,370
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 3,560 0.92 0.71 $31.86 $66,270
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 3,560 2.08 1.61 $34.87 $72,530
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 2,910 2.36 1.83 $32.65 $67,920