Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
184,570 1.3 % $32.33 $67,260 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $17.48 $22.61 $29.93 $39.76 $51.11
Annual Wage (2) $36,350 $47,020 $62,250 $82,700 $106,310


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 37,500 1.99 $32.55 $67,700
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 18,790 3.19 $35.80 $74,460
Management of Companies and Enterprises 11,410 0.50 $32.22 $67,020
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services 8,940 3.07 $35.56 $73,960
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 6,950 0.23 $27.79 $57,800

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 2,490 3.27 $31.92 $66,400
Satellite Telecommunications 230 3.27 $43.43 $90,330
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 18,790 3.19 $35.80 $74,460
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services 8,940 3.07 $35.56 $73,960
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 37,500 1.99 $32.55 $67,700

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Securities and Commodity Exchanges (8) (8) $43.56 $90,600
Satellite Telecommunications 230 3.27 $43.43 $90,330
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage 1,980 0.44 $41.94 $87,230
Other Financial Investment Activities 1,120 0.25 $40.29 $83,810
Natural Gas Distribution 170 0.15 $39.89 $82,960


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 19,840 1.28 0.96 $37.63 $78,270
Texas 19,400 1.68 1.25 $33.13 $68,900
New York 10,170 1.13 0.85 $37.32 $77,620
Ohio 9,700 1.84 1.37 $27.98 $58,200
Florida 9,070 1.14 0.86 $27.60 $57,410



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)
Maryland 8,190 3.15 2.36 $33.96 $70,650
Rhode Island 1,210 2.56 1.92 $22.95 $47,740
Virginia 7,430 2.02 1.51 $36.59 $76,100
Arizona 4,950 1.91 1.43 $32.72 $68,060
Ohio 9,700 1.84 1.37 $27.98 $58,200



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 850 1.26 0.94 $41.90 $87,160
New Jersey 5,640 1.44 1.08 $40.91 $85,090
Massachusetts 2,960 0.87 0.65 $39.90 $83,000
Connecticut 1,180 0.71 0.53 $38.76 $80,620
California 19,840 1.28 0.96 $37.63 $78,270




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 7,840 1.21 0.90 $41.96 $87,270
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 7,080 3.04 2.27 $36.91 $76,780
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 6,650 2.75 2.06 $38.96 $81,030
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 6,570 1.84 1.37 $34.03 $70,780
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 5,970 2.41 1.80 $34.01 $70,750
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 4,530 1.10 0.83 $35.69 $74,230
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 4,210 2.24 1.68 $33.83 $70,360
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 3,930 2.99 2.23 $35.33 $73,480
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 3,680 3.14 2.34 $31.00 $64,480
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 3,330 1.14 0.85 $34.42 $71,600