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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

15-1143 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. May also design network and computer security measures. May research and recommend network and data communications hardware and software. Excludes "Information Security Analysts" (15-1122), "Network and Computer Systems Administrators" (15-1142), and "Computer Network Support Specialists" (15-1152).


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)
152,670 1.6 % $53.43 $111,130 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $29.00 $39.40 $52.41 $66.26 $78.98
Annual Wage (2) $60,310 $81,960 $109,020 $137,820 $164,280


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 42,960 2.05 $54.11 $112,540
Telecommunications 17,370 2.30 $54.30 $112,940
Management of Companies and Enterprises 12,440 0.52 $55.11 $114,640
Employment Services 7,050 0.19 $54.37 $113,090
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services 5,210 1.63 $57.25 $119,080

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 17,370 2.30 $54.30 $112,940
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 42,960 2.05 $54.11 $112,540
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services 5,210 1.63 $57.25 $119,080
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank 250 1.38 $58.94 $122,600
Cable and Other Subscription Programming 600 1.12 $50.80 $105,670

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nonresidential Building Construction 110 0.01 $68.31 $142,090
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 800 0.22 $64.40 $133,950
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing 1,420 0.91 $63.69 $132,470
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities 1,910 0.21 $62.82 $130,660
Other Information Services 1,720 0.58 $62.13 $129,240


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 16,650 0.98 0.93 $61.30 $127,500
Texas 12,560 1.04 0.98 $57.37 $119,340
Florida 10,280 1.19 1.13 $43.84 $91,180
Virginia 9,700 2.53 2.40 $59.16 $123,050
New York 8,660 0.92 0.87 $54.47 $113,300




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)
Virginia 9,700 2.53 2.40 $59.16 $123,050
Colorado 6,040 2.31 2.19 $55.44 $115,300
Maryland 5,340 1.99 1.88 $58.52 $121,720
Washington 5,800 1.78 1.69 $53.83 $111,960
Massachusetts 6,000 1.68 1.59 $58.51 $121,700




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 16,650 0.98 0.93 $61.30 $127,500
Delaware 630 1.40 1.33 $61.05 $126,990
New Jersey 5,160 1.27 1.21 $59.77 $124,310
New Hampshire 420 0.64 0.60 $59.29 $123,310
District of Columbia 1,010 1.42 1.35 $59.23 $123,200





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 10,370 1.09 1.04 $58.82 $122,350
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 9,800 3.13 2.96 $60.41 $125,660
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 5,720 1.60 1.52 $60.54 $125,920
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 5,590 2.03 1.92 $59.15 $123,040
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 5,340 0.87 0.83 $56.89 $118,330
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 4,750 1.77 1.68 $55.70 $115,860
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 4,620 1.00 0.94 $55.41 $115,260
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 4,530 3.06 2.90 $57.08 $118,730
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 4,090 1.44 1.36 $53.64 $111,580
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 3,890 1.61 1.52 $61.07 $127,030




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)
Olympia-Tumwater, WA 1,710 15.18 14.39 $42.79 $89,010
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 3,740 3.35 3.17 $70.06 $145,730
California-Lexington Park, MD 150 3.25 3.08 $52.18 $108,530
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 9,800 3.13 2.96 $60.41 $125,660
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 4,530 3.06 2.90 $57.08 $118,730
Boulder, CO 530 2.91 2.76 $54.35 $113,050
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL 510 2.37 2.25 $41.26 $85,820
Raleigh, NC 1,410 2.24 2.12 $47.40 $98,600
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 1,070 2.18 2.07 $48.25 $100,350
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 2,940 2.14 2.03 $62.94 $130,900