Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
365,430 0.8 % $38.35 $79,770 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $22.22 $28.30 $36.44 $46.36 $57.69
Annual Wage (2) $46,220 $58,860 $75,790 $96,430 $120,000


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 62,130 3.52 $40.52 $84,280
Management of Companies and Enterprises 23,900 1.08 $39.07 $81,270
Employment Services 15,790 0.46 $38.79 $80,690
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 14,810 0.50 $33.23 $69,120
Elementary and Secondary Schools 14,680 0.18 $31.38 $65,280

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 62,130 3.52 $40.52 $84,280
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services 8,510 3.10 $39.91 $83,000
Other Telecommunications 2,270 2.96 $39.33 $81,810
Satellite Telecommunications 240 2.89 $45.56 $94,770
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank 410 2.37 $46.98 $97,730

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 120 1.15 $56.31 $117,120
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 40 0.08 $51.01 $106,100
Oil and Gas Extraction 2,010 1.04 $50.79 $105,650
Support Activities for Mining 700 0.17 $49.54 $103,040
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage 2,020 0.46 $49.20 $102,340


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 42,050 2.78 1.03 $42.53 $88,470
Texas 33,820 3.01 1.11 $40.12 $83,450
New York 23,180 2.63 0.97 $41.69 $86,720
Virginia 19,760 5.41 2.00 $43.24 $89,930
Florida 14,720 1.92 0.71 $38.45 $79,970



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 19,760 5.41 2.00 $43.24 $89,930
Vermont 1,540 5.12 1.89 $36.22 $75,330
District of Columbia 3,380 5.01 1.85 $42.82 $89,070
Maryland 12,080 4.72 1.75 $46.39 $96,500
Colorado 10,340 4.37 1.61 $38.54 $80,160



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Maryland 12,080 4.72 1.75 $46.39 $96,500
Virginia 19,760 5.41 2.00 $43.24 $89,930
District of Columbia 3,380 5.01 1.85 $42.82 $89,070
New Jersey 9,760 2.52 0.93 $42.72 $88,850
California 42,050 2.78 1.03 $42.53 $88,470




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 16,670 7.01 2.59 $46.04 $95,760
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 15,270 2.83 1.05 $45.40 $94,440
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 10,670 4.77 1.76 $41.44 $86,200
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 10,250 2.73 1.01 $38.50 $80,090
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 10,010 2.47 0.91 $39.46 $82,080
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 9,180 3.23 1.19 $45.53 $94,710
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 7,840 3.28 1.21 $40.04 $83,270
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 6,960 3.82 1.41 $39.80 $82,790
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 6,670 5.03 1.86 $39.70 $82,580
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 6,460 3.60 1.33 $41.91 $87,170