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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

15-1231 Computer Network Support Specialists

Analyze, test, troubleshoot, and evaluate existing network systems, such as local area networks (LAN), wide area networks (WAN), cloud networks, servers, and other data communications networks. Perform network maintenance to ensure networks operate correctly with minimal interruption. Excludes “Computer Network Architects” (15-1241) and “Network and Computer Systems Administrators” (15-1244).


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)
185,430 1.3 % $33.10 $68,860 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $18.75 $23.63 $30.51 $40.01 $51.17
Annual Wage (2) $38,990 $49,160 $63,460 $83,230 $106,420


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 37,520 1.73 $34.05 $70,830
Telecommunications 22,130 3.08 $36.24 $75,370
Management of Companies and Enterprises 12,260 0.50 $32.43 $67,460
Elementary and Secondary Schools 8,510 0.10 $30.08 $62,560
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services 6,820 2.03 $35.36 $73,560

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 22,130 3.08 $36.24 $75,370
Cable and Other Subscription Programming 1,330 2.50 $30.47 $63,370
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services 6,820 2.03 $35.36 $73,560
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 37,520 1.73 $34.05 $70,830
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank 200 1.05 $37.97 $78,980

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Specialized Design Services 40 0.03 $42.09 $87,540
Oil and Gas Extraction 410 0.29 $41.78 $86,890
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities 1,730 0.18 $40.75 $84,770
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 280 0.05 $39.13 $81,380
Scientific Research and Development Services 1,290 0.18 $38.89 $80,900


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 16,860 0.97 0.77 $36.13 $75,150
Texas 15,530 1.25 0.99 $34.39 $71,530
New York 13,710 1.44 1.14 $37.40 $77,790
Illinois 11,130 1.85 1.46 $30.80 $64,070
Florida 8,900 1.01 0.80 $31.26 $65,030




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 8,530 3.16 2.50 $35.30 $73,410
Rhode Island 1,190 2.46 1.95 $28.90 $60,110
Missouri 5,830 2.07 1.64 $28.26 $58,780
Nebraska 1,990 2.03 1.61 $28.25 $58,760
South Dakota 820 1.92 1.52 $22.97 $47,770




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Jersey 5,350 1.31 1.04 $42.82 $89,060
Washington 3,520 1.06 0.84 $41.78 $86,900
Massachusetts 4,740 1.31 1.04 $40.50 $84,240
District of Columbia 280 0.38 0.30 $40.42 $84,080
New York 13,710 1.44 1.14 $37.40 $77,790





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 13,450 1.39 1.10 $41.56 $86,440
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 9,120 1.95 1.54 $31.49 $65,500
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 7,300 2.29 1.82 $37.86 $78,750
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 5,880 0.94 0.75 $33.90 $70,510
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 5,450 1.99 1.57 $34.78 $72,340
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 5,300 1.45 1.15 $37.94 $78,920
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 4,480 3.26 2.58 $35.37 $73,580
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 4,430 1.54 1.22 $35.63 $74,120
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 4,300 1.54 1.22 $40.81 $84,880
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 4,070 1.92 1.52 $27.40 $57,000