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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

15-1142 Network and Computer Systems Administrators

Install, configure, and support an organization's local area network (LAN), wide area network (WAN), and Internet systems or a segment of a network system. Monitor network to ensure network availability to all system users and may perform necessary maintenance to support network availability. May monitor and test Web site performance to ensure Web sites operate correctly and without interruption. May assist in network modeling, analysis, planning, and coordination between network and data communications hardware and software. May supervise computer user support specialists and computer network support specialists. May administer network security measures. Excludes "Information Security Analysts"(15-1122), "Computer User Support Specialists" (15-1151), 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)
366,250 0.8 % $41.86 $87,070 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $24.51 $30.78 $39.45 $50.47 $62.85
Annual Wage (2) $50,990 $64,010 $82,050 $104,970 $130,720


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 68,130 3.25 $44.01 $91,530
Management of Companies and Enterprises 27,610 1.16 $42.98 $89,400
Telecommunications 15,280 2.02 $45.11 $93,830
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 14,580 0.48 $37.38 $77,740
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 14,260 0.26 $38.46 $79,990

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 68,130 3.25 $44.01 $91,530
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services 9,040 2.84 $42.80 $89,030
Telecommunications 15,280 2.02 $45.11 $93,830
Cable and Other Subscription Programming 820 1.53 $46.77 $97,290
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank 280 1.51 $50.88 $105,830

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 0.83 $55.08 $114,570
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities 5,570 0.60 $51.47 $107,060
Insurance and Employee Benefit Funds 40 0.68 $51.07 $106,230
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank 280 1.51 $50.88 $105,830
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 100 0.01 $49.52 $102,990


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 36,900 2.17 0.86 $47.02 $97,810
Texas 35,100 2.90 1.14 $43.03 $89,500
New York 25,940 2.76 1.09 $45.64 $94,940
Florida 18,780 2.18 0.86 $38.02 $79,070
Virginia 18,520 4.83 1.91 $45.13 $93,860




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 16,220 6.04 2.39 $52.01 $108,190
Virginia 18,520 4.83 1.91 $45.13 $93,860
Colorado 11,610 4.43 1.75 $40.46 $84,170
Kansas 5,820 4.23 1.67 $36.51 $75,940
Vermont 1,290 4.22 1.67 $36.14 $75,170




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Maryland 16,220 6.04 2.39 $52.01 $108,190
District of Columbia 1,960 2.76 1.09 $48.04 $99,920
New Jersey 12,370 3.05 1.21 $47.63 $99,070
California 36,900 2.17 0.86 $47.02 $97,810
New York 25,940 2.76 1.09 $45.64 $94,940





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 28,220 2.97 1.17 $48.81 $101,510
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 20,230 6.45 2.55 $49.03 $101,980
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 13,220 2.16 0.85 $44.56 $92,690
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 13,000 3.64 1.44 $44.08 $91,690
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 9,710 2.09 0.83 $42.26 $87,900
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 8,380 6.11 2.41 $53.60 $111,490
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 8,140 2.73 1.08 $48.33 $100,530
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 8,110 3.02 1.19 $43.27 $90,010
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 8,000 2.90 1.15 $45.10 $93,800
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 7,520 2.64 1.04 $40.02 $83,240