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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

15-1231 Computer Network Support Specialists

Analyze, test, troubleshoot, and evaluate existing network systems, such as local area networks (LAN), wide area networks (WAN), cloud networks, servers, and other data communications networks. Perform network maintenance to ensure networks operate correctly with minimal interruption. Excludes "Computer Network Architects" (15-1241) and "Network and Computer Systems Administrators" (15-1244).


National estimates for Computer Network Support Specialists
Industry profile for Computer Network Support Specialists
Geographic profile for Computer Network Support Specialists

National estimates for Computer Network Support Specialists:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Computer Network Support Specialists:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
184,220 1.4 % $ 34.16 $ 71,040 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for Computer Network Support Specialists:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 19.53 $ 24.39 $ 31.47 $ 41.31 $ 53.10
Annual Wage (2) $ 40,620 $ 50,730 $ 65,450 $ 85,930 $ 110,450


Industry profile for Computer Network Support Specialists:

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Computer Network Support Specialists:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 38,920 1.77 $ 34.74 $ 72,260
Telecommunications 22,360 3.23 $ 37.27 $ 77,510
Management of Companies and Enterprises 10,900 0.45 $ 34.38 $ 71,510
Elementary and Secondary Schools 8,020 0.10 $ 29.75 $ 61,870
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 7,330 0.24 $ 30.87 $ 64,200

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Computer Network Support Specialists:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Telecommunications 22,360 3.23 $ 37.27 $ 77,510
Cable and Other Subscription Programming 1,230 2.45 $ 32.74 $ 68,110
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 38,920 1.77 $ 34.74 $ 72,260
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services 6,240 1.74 $ 35.91 $ 74,690
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank 220 1.11 $ 39.59 $ 82,340

Top paying industries for Computer Network Support Specialists:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities 1,410 0.15 $ 42.09 $ 87,550
Oil and Gas Extraction 350 0.28 $ 41.25 $ 85,800
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 740 0.19 $ 40.14 $ 83,490
Natural Gas Distribution 100 0.09 $ 40.12 $ 83,450
Scientific Research and Development Services 1,330 0.18 $ 39.88 $ 82,940


Geographic profile for Computer Network Support Specialists:

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





States with the highest employment level in Computer Network Support Specialists:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Texas 17,570 1.45 1.10 $ 37.00 $ 76,950
California 15,390 0.94 0.71 $ 36.33 $ 75,570
Illinois 12,960 2.30 1.74 $ 31.96 $ 66,470
New York 12,170 1.40 1.06 $ 38.02 $ 79,080
Florida 8,910 1.05 0.80 $ 31.75 $ 66,030




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Computer Network Support Specialists:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Maryland 7,310 2.90 2.19 $ 36.56 $ 76,040
Rhode Island 1,060 2.39 1.81 $ 30.14 $ 62,690
Illinois 12,960 2.30 1.74 $ 31.96 $ 66,470
Nebraska 2,010 2.14 1.61 $ 28.58 $ 59,450
Virginia 7,720 2.09 1.58 $ 36.31 $ 75,520




Top paying states for Computer Network Support Specialists:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Jersey 5,090 1.35 1.02 $ 43.15 $ 89,760
Washington 3,500 1.10 0.83 $ 42.83 $ 89,080
Massachusetts 4,490 1.34 1.01 $ 42.76 $ 88,940
Connecticut 760 0.50 0.37 $ 38.30 $ 79,670
New York 12,170 1.40 1.06 $ 38.02 $ 79,080





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Computer Network Support Specialists:

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 11,710 1.33 1.00 $ 42.51 $ 88,430
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 10,520 2.41 1.82 $ 32.77 $ 68,160
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 7,400 2.45 1.85 $ 37.58 $ 78,170
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 7,310 2.04 1.54 $ 43.08 $ 89,610
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 5,360 0.92 0.70 $ 34.27 $ 71,280
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 4,950 1.88 1.42 $ 34.62 $ 72,020
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 4,640 1.72 1.30 $ 36.88 $ 76,720
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 4,240 1.63 1.23 $ 42.85 $ 89,130
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 4,020 3.12 2.36 $ 37.66 $ 78,330
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 3,980 2.15 1.62 $ 35.87 $ 74,620




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Computer Network Support Specialists:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Jefferson City, MO 410 5.70 4.31 $ 23.13 $ 48,100
California-Lexington Park, MD 200 4.34 3.28 $ 33.72 $ 70,150
Champaign-Urbana, IL 380 4.02 3.04 $ 30.61 $ 63,670
Ames, IA 170 3.80 2.87 $ 26.06 $ 54,200
Carbondale-Marion, IL 170 3.44 2.59 $ 26.87 $ 55,880
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 4,020 3.12 2.36 $ 37.66 $ 78,330
Bloomington, IL 250 3.01 2.27 $ 28.89 $ 60,090
Raleigh, NC 1,850 2.97 2.24 $ 36.45 $ 75,820
Lincoln, NE 510 2.94 2.22 $ 27.60 $ 57,410
Austin-Round Rock, TX 3,010 2.86 2.16 $ 30.52 $ 63,480