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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

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 Network and Computer Systems Administrators
Industry profile for Network and Computer Systems Administrators
Geographic profile for Network and Computer Systems Administrators

National estimates for Network and Computer Systems Administrators:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Network and Computer Systems Administrators:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
316,760 1.1 % $ 43.87 $ 91,250 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for Network and Computer Systems Administrators:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 23.83 $ 30.27 $ 38.75 $ 49.38 $ 62.90
Annual Wage (2) $ 49,560 $ 62,970 $ 80,600 $ 102,720 $ 130,830


Industry profile for Network and Computer Systems Administrators:

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Network and Computer Systems Administrators are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Network and Computer Systems Administrators, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Network and Computer Systems Administrators:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 56,820 2.51 $ 44.00 $ 91,520
Management of Companies and Enterprises 27,370 1.08 $ 46.76 $ 97,250
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 15,040 0.50 $ 39.94 $ 83,070
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 14,600 0.27 $ 40.69 $ 84,630
Elementary and Secondary Schools 12,450 0.15 $ 36.23 $ 75,360

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Network and Computer Systems Administrators:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 56,820 2.51 $ 44.00 $ 91,520
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services 9,480 2.50 $ 44.40 $ 92,360
Telecommunications 11,240 1.70 $ 47.66 $ 99,120
Cable and Other Subscription Programming 650 1.37 $ 56.84 $ 118,220
Management of Companies and Enterprises 27,370 1.08 $ 46.76 $ 97,250

Top paying industries for Network and Computer Systems Administrators:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing 1,430 0.92 $ 67.26 $ 139,910
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities 3,580 0.37 $ 62.42 $ 129,830
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank 180 0.88 $ 59.26 $ 123,260
Natural Gas Distribution 160 0.15 $ 58.78 $ 122,270
Cable and Other Subscription Programming 650 1.37 $ 56.84 $ 118,220


Geographic profile for Network and Computer Systems Administrators:

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Network and Computer Systems Administrators are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Network and Computer Systems Administrators, see the Create Customized Tables function.



Map of employment of network and computer systems administrators by state, May 2021


States with the highest employment level in Network and Computer Systems Administrators:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Texas 30,810 2.52 1.12 $ 43.09 $ 89,630
California 28,790 1.74 0.77 $ 50.85 $ 105,770
New York 23,060 2.66 1.18 $ 49.27 $ 102,480
Florida 20,100 2.34 1.04 $ 39.34 $ 81,840
Virginia 15,410 4.11 1.83 $ 47.50 $ 98,810


Map of location quotient of network and computer systems administrators by state, May 2021


States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Network and Computer Systems Administrators:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Colorado 11,610 4.43 1.97 $ 44.98 $ 93,550
South Dakota 1,830 4.35 1.93 $ 33.13 $ 68,900
Virginia 15,410 4.11 1.83 $ 47.50 $ 98,810
Maryland 9,470 3.72 1.65 $ 51.19 $ 106,480
Alaska 1,010 3.42 1.52 $ 41.94 $ 87,240


Map of annual mean wages of network and computer systems administrators by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Network and Computer Systems Administrators:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Jersey 10,170 2.64 1.17 $ 52.34 $ 108,860
Maryland 9,470 3.72 1.65 $ 51.19 $ 106,480
California 28,790 1.74 0.77 $ 50.85 $ 105,770
District of Columbia 1,410 2.13 0.95 $ 50.24 $ 104,490
Massachusetts 7,170 2.11 0.94 $ 49.51 $ 102,990



Map of employment of network and computer systems administrators by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Network and Computer Systems Administrators:

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 23,220 2.68 1.19 $ 53.33 $ 110,930
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 13,470 4.59 2.04 $ 52.13 $ 108,430
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 11,100 3.09 1.38 $ 46.83 $ 97,400
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 8,490 1.48 0.66 $ 46.28 $ 96,250
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 7,450 5.09 2.26 $ 46.41 $ 96,530
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 7,050 1.67 0.74 $ 45.98 $ 95,640
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 6,690 2.59 1.15 $ 46.73 $ 97,200
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 6,560 2.93 1.30 $ 55.95 $ 116,370
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 6,360 2.46 1.09 $ 50.60 $ 105,240
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 5,880 2.03 0.90 $ 43.70 $ 90,890


Map of location quotient of network and computer systems administrators by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Network and Computer Systems Administrators:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Boulder, CO 1,210 6.68 2.97 $ 45.72 $ 95,090
California-Lexington Park, MD 290 6.29 2.80 $ 49.65 $ 103,270
Olympia-Tumwater, WA 620 5.51 2.45 $ 45.87 $ 95,420
Ithaca, NY 250 5.42 2.41 $ 48.19 $ 100,230
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 7,450 5.09 2.26 $ 46.41 $ 96,530
Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL 580 5.04 2.24 $ 35.25 $ 73,330
Madison, WI 1,850 4.89 2.18 $ 39.95 $ 83,090
Sioux Falls, SD 760 4.88 2.17 $ 33.79 $ 70,280
Huntsville, AL 1,120 4.87 2.17 $ 41.84 $ 87,020
Colorado Springs, CO 1,370 4.77 2.12 $ 43.42 $ 90,310