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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

15-1244 Network and Computer Systems Administrators

Install, configure, and maintain an organization’s local area network (LAN), wide area network (WAN), data communications network, operating systems, and physical and virtual servers. Perform system monitoring and verify the integrity and availability of hardware, network, and server resources and systems. Review system and application logs and verify completion of scheduled jobs, including system backups. Analyze network and server resource consumption and control user access. Install and upgrade software and maintain software licenses. May assist in network modeling, analysis, planning, and coordination between network and data communications hardware and software. Excludes “Information Security Analysts” (15-1212), “Computer Network Support Specialists” (15-1231), and “Computer User Support Specialists” (15-1232).


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)
354,450 0.8 % $42.51 $88,410 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $25.18 $31.47 $40.15 $51.11 $63.71
Annual Wage (2) $52,370 $65,460 $83,510 $106,310 $132,520


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 67,150 3.09 $44.22 $91,980
Management of Companies and Enterprises 27,660 1.12 $43.46 $90,390
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 14,470 0.26 $39.08 $81,290
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 14,180 0.46 $38.32 $79,700
Telecommunications 14,140 1.97 $45.46 $94,570

Industries with the highest concentration 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 67,150 3.09 $44.22 $91,980
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services 8,730 2.60 $43.89 $91,280
Telecommunications 14,140 1.97 $45.46 $94,570
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank 310 1.63 $49.73 $103,440
Cable and Other Subscription Programming 870 1.63 $49.00 $101,920

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oil and Gas Extraction 1,180 0.84 $55.43 $115,290
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities 5,040 0.54 $54.09 $112,510
Specialized Design Services 200 0.14 $49.73 $103,440
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank 310 1.63 $49.73 $103,440
Water, Sewage and Other Systems 30 0.06 $49.57 $103,100


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 35,890 2.89 1.20 $42.71 $88,840
California 33,630 1.93 0.80 $47.83 $99,480
New York 25,910 2.72 1.13 $47.03 $97,820
Virginia 18,510 4.77 1.98 $44.58 $92,720
Florida 17,930 2.04 0.84 $39.22 $81,570




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 14,850 5.50 2.28 $53.31 $110,890
Virginia 18,510 4.77 1.98 $44.58 $92,720
Colorado 12,580 4.70 1.95 $42.37 $88,130
South Dakota 1,850 4.36 1.81 $30.53 $63,510
Kansas 5,510 3.96 1.64 $36.67 $76,260




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Maryland 14,850 5.50 2.28 $53.31 $110,890
New Jersey 11,140 2.72 1.13 $49.64 $103,240
District of Columbia 1,780 2.47 1.02 $48.56 $101,000
California 33,630 1.93 0.80 $47.83 $99,480
New York 25,910 2.72 1.13 $47.03 $97,820





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)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 27,140 2.81 1.16 $50.51 $105,050
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 19,890 6.26 2.59 $48.80 $101,510
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 12,610 3.45 1.43 $43.71 $90,930
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 11,850 1.90 0.79 $44.83 $93,250
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 9,460 2.02 0.84 $42.64 $88,690
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 8,560 2.80 1.16 $47.94 $99,710
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 8,320 5.50 2.28 $44.37 $92,290
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 7,710 2.76 1.14 $47.31 $98,390
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 7,670 5.58 2.31 $54.29 $112,910
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 7,340 2.67 1.11 $43.27 $90,010