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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

15-1211 Computer Systems Analysts

Analyze science, engineering, business, and other data processing problems to develop and implement solutions to complex applications problems, system administration issues, or network concerns. Perform systems management and integration functions, improve existing computer systems, and review computer system capabilities, workflow, and schedule limitations. May analyze or recommend commercially available software.


National estimates for Computer Systems Analysts
Industry profile for Computer Systems Analysts
Geographic profile for Computer Systems Analysts

National estimates for Computer Systems Analysts:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Computer Systems Analysts:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
505,150 1.0 % $ 49.14 $ 102,210 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for Computer Systems Analysts:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 29.17 $ 37.32 $ 47.73 $ 60.95 $ 75.97
Annual Wage (2) $ 60,680 $ 77,620 $ 99,270 $ 126,780 $ 158,010


Industry profile for Computer Systems Analysts:

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Computer Systems Analysts are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Computer Systems Analysts, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Computer Systems Analysts:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 129,500 5.71 $ 50.85 $ 105,770
Management of Companies and Enterprises 55,960 2.20 $ 49.93 $ 103,860
Insurance Carriers 28,730 2.39 $ 48.32 $ 100,500
Credit Intermediation and Related Activities (5221 and 5223 only) 21,860 1.09 $ 47.69 $ 99,190
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 19,690 0.35 $ 42.74 $ 88,900

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Computer Systems Analysts:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 129,500 5.71 $ 50.85 $ 105,770
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank 970 4.66 $ 54.60 $ 113,580
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services 11,260 2.97 $ 48.08 $ 100,000
Insurance Carriers 28,730 2.39 $ 48.32 $ 100,500
Management of Companies and Enterprises 55,960 2.20 $ 49.93 $ 103,860

Top paying industries for Computer Systems Analysts:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oil and Gas Extraction 1,180 1.11 $ 73.28 $ 152,410
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 9,280 1.98 $ 61.65 $ 128,230
Scientific Research and Development Services 10,040 1.26 $ 60.51 $ 125,860
Rail Transportation 410 0.19 $ 58.92 $ 122,550
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing 2,150 1.38 $ 58.85 $ 122,400


Geographic profile for Computer Systems Analysts:

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Computer Systems Analysts are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Computer Systems Analysts, see the Create Customized Tables function.



Map of employment of computer systems analysts by state, May 2021


States with the highest employment level in Computer Systems Analysts:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 57,910 3.50 0.98 $ 57.44 $ 119,460
Texas 52,790 4.32 1.20 $ 50.54 $ 105,130
Illinois 25,470 4.53 1.26 $ 45.76 $ 95,170
Florida 24,260 2.82 0.79 $ 44.58 $ 92,720
New York 24,120 2.78 0.78 $ 52.85 $ 109,920


Map of location quotient of computer systems analysts by state, May 2021


States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Computer Systems Analysts:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Virginia 23,450 6.25 1.74 $ 52.92 $ 110,070
Minnesota 14,800 5.41 1.51 $ 48.66 $ 101,200
North Carolina 23,470 5.31 1.48 $ 47.88 $ 99,580
Maryland 13,150 5.16 1.44 $ 49.23 $ 102,390
Delaware 2,120 4.88 1.36 $ 47.79 $ 99,410


Map of annual mean wages of computer systems analysts by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Computer Systems Analysts:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 57,910 3.50 0.98 $ 57.44 $ 119,460
District of Columbia 2,230 3.36 0.94 $ 56.76 $ 118,050
Massachusetts 13,850 4.08 1.14 $ 54.03 $ 112,380
Washington 14,320 4.47 1.25 $ 53.87 $ 112,050
New Jersey 13,010 3.38 0.94 $ 53.44 $ 111,140



Map of employment of computer systems analysts by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Computer Systems Analysts:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 24,360 2.81 0.78 $ 56.08 $ 116,650
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 19,940 6.80 1.90 $ 55.62 $ 115,690
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 19,670 5.48 1.53 $ 51.34 $ 106,780
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 16,870 2.95 0.82 $ 55.04 $ 114,480
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 16,630 3.93 1.10 $ 44.34 $ 92,230
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 12,980 5.79 1.61 $ 63.29 $ 131,650
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 12,850 4.44 1.24 $ 56.14 $ 116,770
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 12,840 7.04 1.96 $ 49.61 $ 103,190
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 12,500 4.83 1.35 $ 54.62 $ 113,610
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 11,130 5.80 1.62 $ 56.28 $ 117,070


Map of location quotient of computer systems analysts by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Computer Systems Analysts:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California-Lexington Park, MD 610 13.19 3.68 $ 45.22 $ 94,060
Springfield, IL 940 9.69 2.70 $ 45.94 $ 95,540
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 2,990 9.58 2.67 $ 47.49 $ 98,770
Huntsville, AL 2,050 8.90 2.48 $ 57.06 $ 118,690
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 9,330 8.73 2.44 $ 67.93 $ 141,290
Columbus, IN 400 8.36 2.33 $ 44.11 $ 91,750
Raleigh, NC 5,130 8.10 2.26 $ 48.56 $ 101,010
Austin-Round Rock, TX 8,620 8.03 2.24 $ 47.24 $ 98,270
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 2,760 7.73 2.15 $ 45.13 $ 93,860
Dover-Durham, NH-ME 360 7.35 2.05 $ 49.73 $ 103,440