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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

15-1152 Computer Network Support Specialists

Analyze, test, troubleshoot, and evaluate existing network systems, such as local area network (LAN), wide area network (WAN), and Internet systems or a segment of a network system. Perform network maintenance to ensure networks operate correctly with minimal interruption. Excludes "Network and Computer Systems Administrators" (15-1142) and "Computer Network Architects" (15-1143).


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)
186,230 1.2 % $32.46 $67,510 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $17.77 $22.85 $29.97 $39.42 $50.59
Annual Wage (2) $36,960 $47,530 $62,340 $82,000 $105,230


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 33,210 1.65 $32.93 $68,490
Telecommunications 26,330 3.37 $34.97 $72,740
Management of Companies and Enterprises 12,650 0.54 $32.33 $67,240
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services 7,700 2.51 $34.64 $72,060
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 6,420 0.21 $29.05 $60,430

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Telecommunications 26,330 3.37 $34.97 $72,740
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services 7,700 2.51 $34.64 $72,060
Cable and Other Subscription Programming 980 1.84 $27.04 $56,250
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 33,210 1.65 $32.93 $68,490
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 6,300 1.02 $32.69 $68,000

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Support Activities for Mining 50 0.02 $61.37 $127,640
Natural Gas Distribution 130 0.12 $48.39 $100,660
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods (4241, 4247, and 4249 only) 350 0.06 $44.19 $91,920
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 470 0.10 $40.96 $85,200
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank 90 0.52 $40.69 $84,640


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)
California 17,420 1.04 0.80 $36.94 $76,830
Texas 16,890 1.42 1.09 $34.58 $71,940
New York 13,650 1.48 1.14 $36.39 $75,690
Florida 9,570 1.14 0.87 $27.93 $58,090
Illinois 9,390 1.58 1.21 $34.10 $70,940




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 8,310 3.12 2.39 $34.65 $72,070
Rhode Island 1,380 2.90 2.22 $25.69 $53,430
Missouri 5,910 2.12 1.62 $26.49 $55,100
Nebraska 1,930 1.99 1.52 $26.74 $55,620
Virginia 7,330 1.93 1.48 $36.65 $76,240




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 660 0.93 0.71 $44.26 $92,060
Massachusetts 3,240 0.92 0.70 $39.24 $81,620
New Jersey 6,200 1.55 1.18 $38.94 $81,000
Connecticut 1,000 0.60 0.46 $38.84 $80,780
Washington 3,690 1.16 0.89 $37.00 $76,970



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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-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 10,150 1.52 1.16 $39.86 $82,910
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 6,810 1.86 1.42 $35.42 $73,670
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 6,070 2.44 1.86 $39.82 $82,830
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 5,960 2.36 1.81 $40.99 $85,250
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 5,520 2.11 1.61 $34.13 $70,980
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 4,280 3.15 2.41 $35.24 $73,300
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 4,180 2.11 1.62 $32.84 $68,310
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 3,990 0.90 0.69 $36.56 $76,050
St. Louis, MO-IL 3,220 2.38 1.82 $27.32 $56,820
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 3,000 1.02 0.78 $35.94 $74,750


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Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Jefferson City, MO 490 6.64 5.08 $21.06 $43,800
Ames, IA 190 4.22 3.23 $27.40 $57,000
Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, MD Metropolitan Division 2,330 3.99 3.05 $34.43 $71,620
California-Lexington Park, MD 180 3.97 3.04 $40.70 $84,660
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL 790 3.82 2.93 $25.56 $53,160
Rochester, NY 1,870 3.67 2.81 $24.32 $50,580
Sierra Vista-Douglas, AZ 110 3.54 2.71 $38.71 $80,520
Iowa City, IA 310 3.34 2.55 $26.87 $55,890
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO 790 3.31 2.53 $20.61 $42,880
Lincoln, NE 560 3.17 2.43 $26.71 $55,550