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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

15-1241 Computer Network Architects

Design and implement computer and information networks, such as local area networks (LAN), wide area networks (WAN), intranets, extranets, and other data communications networks. Perform network modeling, analysis, and planning, including analysis of capacity needs for network infrastructures. May also design network and computer security measures. May research and recommend network and data communications hardware and software. Excludes "Information Security Analysts" (15-1212), "Computer Network Support Specialists" (15-1231), and "Network and Computer Systems Administrators" (15-1244).


National estimates for Computer Network Architects
Industry profile for Computer Network Architects
Geographic profile for Computer Network Architects

National estimates for Computer Network Architects: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Computer Network Architects:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
159,350 1.6 % $ 57.32 $ 119,230 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for Computer Network Architects:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 32.31 $ 42.37 $ 56.14 $ 70.90 $ 84.41
Annual Wage (2) $ 67,190 $ 88,120 $ 116,780 $ 147,480 $ 175,570


Industry profile for Computer Network Architects: Top

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Computer Network Architects:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 44,930 2.04 $ 58.95 $ 122,610
Telecommunications 15,760 2.28 $ 54.83 $ 114,040
Management of Companies and Enterprises 14,040 0.58 $ 56.26 $ 117,010
Employment Services 6,970 0.22 $ 56.28 $ 117,060
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 6,680 0.44 $ 57.90 $ 120,430

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Computer Network Architects:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Telecommunications 15,760 2.28 $ 54.83 $ 114,040
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 44,930 2.04 $ 58.95 $ 122,610
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services 5,610 1.56 $ 59.04 $ 122,810
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank 230 1.16 $ 60.28 $ 125,370
Communications Equipment Manufacturing 790 0.94 $ 59.62 $ 124,010

Top paying industries for Computer Network Architects:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing (8) (8) $ 75.38 $ 156,790
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities 2,170 0.23 $ 70.02 $ 145,630
Other Information Services 1,660 0.48 $ 66.76 $ 138,860
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 700 0.19 $ 64.04 $ 133,200
Software Publishers 3,170 0.65 $ 63.82 $ 132,750


Geographic profile for Computer Network Architects: Top

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





States with the highest employment level in Computer Network Architects:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 19,650 1.20 1.04 $ 64.41 $ 133,970
Texas 15,360 1.27 1.11 $ 58.61 $ 121,910
New York 8,850 1.02 0.89 $ 60.82 $ 126,510
Virginia 8,390 2.27 1.98 $ 63.79 $ 132,670
Florida 7,630 0.90 0.79 $ 52.03 $ 108,220




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

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Maryland 6,850 2.71 2.37 $ 62.29 $ 129,560
Colorado 6,360 2.47 2.15 $ 60.11 $ 125,030
Virginia 8,390 2.27 1.98 $ 63.79 $ 132,670
District of Columbia 1,470 2.13 1.86 $ 61.95 $ 128,850
Kansas 2,190 1.65 1.44 $ 44.56 $ 92,690




Top paying states for Computer Network Architects:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts 4,980 1.49 1.30 $ 65.02 $ 135,230
California 19,650 1.20 1.04 $ 64.41 $ 133,970
Virginia 8,390 2.27 1.98 $ 63.79 $ 132,670
Maryland 6,850 2.71 2.37 $ 62.29 $ 129,560
District of Columbia 1,470 2.13 1.86 $ 61.95 $ 128,850





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Computer Network Architects:

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 10,770 1.22 1.06 $ 63.27 $ 131,600
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 9,270 3.07 2.68 $ 65.57 $ 136,390
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 7,260 2.02 1.77 $ 58.66 $ 122,020
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 5,650 2.15 1.87 $ 59.85 $ 124,490
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 5,240 0.90 0.79 $ 57.07 $ 118,710
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 5,150 1.18 1.03 $ 62.12 $ 129,220
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 4,680 1.80 1.57 $ 65.56 $ 136,370
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 4,550 1.95 1.70 $ 71.27 $ 148,250
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 4,530 3.10 2.71 $ 61.30 $ 127,510
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 4,370 3.96 3.46 $ 77.86 $ 161,950




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

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California-Lexington Park, MD 190 4.22 3.68 $ 54.02 $ 112,370
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 4,370 3.96 3.46 $ 77.86 $ 161,950
Columbus, IN 160 3.45 3.01 $ 48.95 $ 101,810
Boulder, CO 620 3.42 2.99 $ 59.11 $ 122,950
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 4,160 3.23 2.82 $ 64.11 $ 133,350
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 4,530 3.10 2.71 $ 61.30 $ 127,510
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 9,270 3.07 2.68 $ 65.57 $ 136,390
Colorado Springs, CO 850 3.04 2.66 $ 58.23 $ 121,110
Cedar Rapids, IA 370 2.68 2.34 $ 42.81 $ 89,050
Austin-Round Rock, TX 2,740 2.60 2.27 $ 65.49 $ 136,230




Top paying metropolitan areas for Computer Network Architects:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 4,370 3.96 3.46 $ 77.86 $ 161,950
Dover-Durham, NH-ME (8) (8) (8) $ 73.10 $ 152,060
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 4,550 1.95 1.70 $ 71.27 $ 148,250
Binghamton, NY 100 1.12 0.97 $ 65.87 $ 137,010
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 9,270 3.07 2.68 $ 65.57 $ 136,390
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 4,680 1.80 1.57 $ 65.56 $ 136,370
Austin-Round Rock, TX 2,740 2.60 2.27 $ 65.49 $ 136,230
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 2,870 1.46 1.28 $ 64.82 $ 134,830
Bloomington, IL 150 1.83 1.60 $ 64.54 $ 134,240
Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA 40 0.46 0.40 $ 64.32 $ 133,790

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Computer Network Architects:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 210 0.56 0.49 $ 34.29 $ 71,320
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 170 0.95 0.83 $ 51.31 $ 106,730
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 160 1.16 1.01 (8) (8)
Northeast Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 130 1.15 1.01 $ 54.05 $ 112,420
Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 130 0.76 0.66 $ 27.51 $ 57,230

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Computer Network Architects:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 110 1.39 1.22 $ 51.95 $ 108,060
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 160 1.16 1.01 (8) (8)
Northeast Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 130 1.15 1.01 $ 54.05 $ 112,420
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 170 0.95 0.83 $ 51.31 $ 106,730
Maryland nonmetropolitan area 40 0.80 0.70 $ 36.92 $ 76,790

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Computer Network Architects:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West Central-Southwest New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 30 0.33 0.29 $ 56.87 $ 118,300
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 80 0.29 0.25 $ 54.64 $ 113,650
Northeast Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 130 1.15 1.01 $ 54.05 $ 112,420
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 40 0.24 0.21 $ 54.02 $ 112,360
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $ 53.85 $ 112,010


About May 2020 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate—50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2020 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2021