Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
165,100 1.3 % $30.85 $64,160 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $16.99 $21.74 $28.93 $37.67 $47.99
Annual Wage (2) $35,330 $45,230 $60,180 $78,360 $99,810


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 33,640 1.99 $31.25 $65,000
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 15,110 2.53 $32.90 $68,430
Management of Companies and Enterprises 9,850 0.46 $31.29 $65,080
Local Government (OES Designation) 6,350 0.12 $27.96 $58,160
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 6,270 0.21 $27.22 $56,610

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 2,140 2.73 $29.31 $60,960
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 15,110 2.53 $32.90 $68,430
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services 5,780 2.19 $32.06 $66,680
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 33,640 1.99 $31.25 $65,000
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing 2,590 1.68 $39.06 $81,250

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oil and Gas Extraction 500 0.26 $44.61 $92,780
Securities and Commodity Exchanges 30 0.47 $42.62 $88,650
Amusement Parks and Arcades 70 0.04 $41.19 $85,680
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing 2,590 1.68 $39.06 $81,250
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage (8) (8) $38.95 $81,010


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 18,760 1.72 1.38 $31.28 $65,050
California 18,190 1.24 0.99 $36.69 $76,320
New York 7,990 0.93 0.74 $35.43 $73,700
Florida 7,750 1.04 0.84 $26.10 $54,280
Ohio 7,270 1.42 1.14 $26.09 $54,270




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 6,220 2.45 1.97 $33.28 $69,220
Arizona 4,910 1.98 1.59 $30.32 $63,060
Virginia 7,020 1.93 1.55 $34.25 $71,240
Rhode Island 870 1.90 1.53 $24.86 $51,700
South Dakota 760 1.89 1.51 $23.00 $47,850




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 1,170 1.75 1.41 $40.15 $83,510
Connecticut 1,140 0.70 0.56 $37.70 $78,410
California 18,190 1.24 0.99 $36.69 $76,320
Massachusetts 4,040 1.24 1.00 $36.27 $75,440
New York 7,990 0.93 0.74 $35.43 $73,700





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 6,270 2.65 2.13 $37.02 $76,990
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 5,880 2.74 2.20 $34.50 $71,760
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 5,330 1.02 0.82 $37.48 $77,950
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 4,790 1.74 1.40 $33.37 $69,410
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 4,770 2.07 1.66 $31.85 $66,250
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 4,290 1.16 0.93 $30.58 $63,600
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 3,960 2.22 1.78 $31.98 $66,520
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 3,540 0.89 0.72 $34.12 $70,980
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 3,040 3.27 2.63 $43.63 $90,760
Baltimore-Towson, MD 3,000 2.34 1.88 $32.86 $68,340




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Ames, IA 160 3.89 3.13 $25.02 $52,040
Raleigh-Cary, NC 2,020 3.79 3.05 $31.39 $65,280
Colorado Springs, CO 860 3.51 2.82 $33.43 $69,520
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division 1,860 3.31 2.66 $34.89 $72,570
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 3,040 3.27 2.63 $43.63 $90,760
Madison, WI 1,060 3.09 2.48 $32.61 $67,820
Iowa City, IA 250 2.80 2.25 $25.41 $52,850
Santa Fe, NM 160 2.75 2.21 $28.20 $58,660
Boulder, CO 450 2.75 2.21 $29.77 $61,930
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 5,880 2.74 2.20 $34.50 $71,760