Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
374,480 0.7 % $39.52 $82,200 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $22.82 $29.02 $37.41 $47.84 $59.66
Annual Wage (2) $47,460 $60,360 $77,810 $99,510 $124,090


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 67,390 3.57 $42.45 $88,290
Management of Companies and Enterprises 25,360 1.12 $40.45 $84,140
Employment Services 15,390 0.43 $39.48 $82,120
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 15,060 2.56 $43.12 $89,690
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 14,370 0.48 $34.39 $71,530

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank 700 4.10 $45.44 $94,520
Satellite Telecommunications 260 3.83 (8) (8)
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 67,390 3.57 $42.45 $88,290
Other Telecommunications 2,170 2.84 $40.02 $83,240
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services 8,000 2.75 $40.76 $84,780

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil 140 1.34 $58.22 $121,100
Securities and Commodity Exchanges (8) (8) $52.78 $109,770
Support Activities for Mining 480 0.12 $50.21 $104,440
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage 2,200 0.49 $49.86 $103,710
Other Financial Investment Activities 2,920 0.66 $49.30 $102,540


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 43,270 2.79 1.03 $44.24 $92,020
Texas 33,990 2.94 1.08 $41.03 $85,340
New York 24,570 2.74 1.01 $42.81 $89,050
Virginia 20,420 5.54 2.04 $44.79 $93,150
Florida 16,910 2.13 0.79 $38.74 $80,570



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 20,420 5.54 2.04 $44.79 $93,150
Maryland 12,990 5.00 1.84 $48.38 $100,620
Vermont 1,430 4.71 1.73 $37.49 $77,990
District of Columbia 3,130 4.63 1.70 $44.62 $92,800
Colorado 10,930 4.46 1.64 $39.42 $81,990



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Maryland 12,990 5.00 1.84 $48.38 $100,620
New Jersey 10,210 2.61 0.96 $45.09 $93,780
Virginia 20,420 5.54 2.04 $44.79 $93,150
District of Columbia 3,130 4.63 1.70 $44.62 $92,800
California 43,270 2.79 1.03 $44.24 $92,020




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)
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 19,000 2.93 1.08 $47.03 $97,820
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 17,190 7.11 2.62 $47.67 $99,160
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 10,800 4.64 1.71 $41.73 $86,800
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 10,270 2.50 0.92 $40.78 $84,820
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 9,980 2.79 1.03 $40.72 $84,690
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 8,940 3.05 1.12 $45.42 $94,480
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 8,440 3.40 1.25 $41.11 $85,510
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 7,160 5.21 1.92 $41.18 $85,660
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 6,810 3.62 1.33 $41.47 $86,250
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 6,670 5.08 1.87 $47.69 $99,190