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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

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)
176,200 1.8 % $ 34.30 $ 71,350 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for Computer Network Support Specialists:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 18.54 $ 23.51 $ 30.17 $ 38.57 $ 49.24
Annual Wage (2) $ 38,560 $ 48,900 $ 62,760 $ 80,220 $ 102,410


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 33,800 1.49 $ 33.22 $ 69,100
Telecommunications 23,900 3.61 $ 36.47 $ 75,860
Management of Companies and Enterprises 9,670 0.38 $ 35.87 $ 74,610
Elementary and Secondary Schools 9,110 0.11 $ 29.50 $ 61,350
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 6,820 0.23 $ 30.49 $ 63,430

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 23,900 3.61 $ 36.47 $ 75,860
Cable and Other Subscription Programming 1,630 3.43 $ 33.40 $ 69,470
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services 5,640 1.49 $ 35.47 $ 73,780
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 33,800 1.49 $ 33.22 $ 69,100
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank 230 1.09 $ 41.96 $ 87,280

Top paying industries for Computer Network Support Specialists:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing 100 0.10 $ 50.28 $ 104,580
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities 1,180 0.12 $ 50.14 $ 104,290
Other Information Services 1,520 0.42 $ 50.08 $ 104,170
Religious Organizations 150 0.09 $ 46.87 $ 97,480
Oil and Gas Extraction 130 0.12 $ 45.50 $ 94,630


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.



Map of employment of computer network support specialists by state, May 2021


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 14,020 1.15 0.92 $ 34.52 $ 71,800
California 13,330 0.81 0.65 $ 35.85 $ 74,570
Illinois 13,250 2.36 1.89 $ 34.20 $ 71,140
New York 11,350 1.31 1.05 $ 39.32 $ 81,780
Florida 10,660 1.24 0.99 $ 32.57 $ 67,740


Map of location quotient of computer network support specialists by state, May 2021


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)
Minnesota 8,320 3.04 2.43 $ 34.00 $ 70,720
Rhode Island 1,310 2.87 2.29 (8) (8)
Maryland 7,210 2.83 2.26 $ 36.60 $ 76,120
Illinois 13,250 2.36 1.89 $ 34.20 $ 71,140
North Dakota 850 2.16 1.73 $ 30.18 $ 62,760


Map of annual mean wages of computer network support specialists by state, May 2021


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 4,910 1.28 1.02 $ 43.44 $ 90,350
Washington 3,270 1.02 0.82 $ 42.83 $ 89,090
Massachusetts 3,530 1.04 0.83 $ 42.47 $ 88,340
Connecticut 720 0.46 0.37 $ 42.25 $ 87,870
District of Columbia 830 1.26 1.00 $ 41.77 $ 86,880



Map of employment of computer network support specialists by area, May 2021


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 10,900 1.26 1.00 $ 44.32 $ 92,190
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 9,500 2.24 1.79 $ 35.35 $ 73,530
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 6,890 2.35 1.88 $ 40.08 $ 83,370
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 5,610 3.08 2.46 $ 36.19 $ 75,280
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 5,330 1.48 1.19 $ 38.27 $ 79,590
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 4,440 0.78 0.62 $ 34.31 $ 71,350
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 3,880 1.50 1.20 $ 34.44 $ 71,640
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 3,500 1.43 1.14 $ 32.74 $ 68,090
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 3,490 2.78 2.22 $ 36.31 $ 75,520
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 3,340 1.26 1.01 $ 35.93 $ 74,740


Map of location quotient of computer network support specialists by area, May 2021


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)
Champaign-Urbana, IL 370 3.81 3.05 $ 32.37 $ 67,320
Carbondale-Marion, IL 170 3.36 2.69 $ 28.15 $ 58,540
Bloomington, IL 270 3.30 2.64 $ 31.13 $ 64,750
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 5,610 3.08 2.46 $ 36.19 $ 75,280
Lincoln, NE 510 3.00 2.40 $ 28.61 $ 59,520
Ames, IA 130 2.90 2.31 $ 34.55 $ 71,860
Iowa City, IA 250 2.87 2.29 $ 29.24 $ 60,830
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 3,490 2.78 2.22 $ 36.31 $ 75,520
Madison, WI 1,040 2.74 2.19 $ 34.51 $ 71,780
Springfield, IL 260 2.71 2.17 $ 32.53 $ 67,660