Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
375,040 0.8 % $41.51 $86,340 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $23.96 $30.30 $38.99 $50.22 $62.60
Annual Wage (2) $49,830 $63,020 $81,100 $104,460 $130,200


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 71,630 3.56 $44.43 $92,410
Management of Companies and Enterprises 27,540 1.18 $42.66 $88,740
Telecommunications 18,000 2.30 $44.55 $92,670
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 14,020 0.46 $36.64 $76,210
Elementary and Secondary Schools 14,000 0.17 $33.65 $70,000

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 71,630 3.56 $44.43 $92,410
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services 8,380 2.73 $43.50 $90,480
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank 420 2.30 $47.35 $98,490
Telecommunications 18,000 2.30 $44.55 $92,670
Cable and Other Subscription Programming 810 1.52 $44.54 $92,640

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities 5,150 0.56 $52.50 $109,190
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation 140 0.40 $51.51 $107,140
Oil and Gas Extraction 890 0.65 $50.88 $105,840
Insurance and Employee Benefit Funds 30 0.68 $50.47 $104,970
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing 1,350 0.84 $48.40 $100,680


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 40,700 2.44 0.93 $46.35 $96,420
Texas 32,660 2.75 1.04 $43.91 $91,340
New York 25,290 2.75 1.04 $44.86 $93,310
Virginia 19,510 5.15 1.96 $45.37 $94,380
Florida 18,970 2.25 0.86 $38.15 $79,360




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 15,400 5.78 2.20 $51.56 $107,240
Virginia 19,510 5.15 1.96 $45.37 $94,380
Vermont 1,490 4.88 1.85 $34.88 $72,560
Colorado 10,600 4.15 1.58 $40.41 $84,060
Rhode Island 1,960 4.12 1.57 $43.55 $90,590




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Maryland 15,400 5.78 2.20 $51.56 $107,240
New Jersey 11,850 2.96 1.12 $48.18 $100,220
District of Columbia 2,450 3.47 1.32 $47.12 $98,020
California 40,700 2.44 0.93 $46.35 $96,420
Virginia 19,510 5.15 1.96 $45.37 $94,380



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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 20,670 3.09 1.17 $49.18 $102,300
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 16,800 6.67 2.53 $48.91 $101,720
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 10,080 4.05 1.54 $45.34 $94,310
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 9,850 2.22 0.84 $43.90 $91,310
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 9,460 2.58 0.98 $44.07 $91,660
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 8,830 3.37 1.28 $43.50 $90,480
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 8,420 2.88 1.09 $49.11 $102,150
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 7,980 5.87 2.23 $52.43 $109,050
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 7,070 3.66 1.39 $42.38 $88,160
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 6,740 4.67 1.77 $42.14 $87,650


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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)
California-Lexington Park, MD 670 14.80 5.63 $51.07 $106,220
Jefferson City, MO 680 9.19 3.49 $28.56 $59,410
Burlington-South Burlington, VT 850 6.88 2.61 $36.54 $75,990
Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, MD Metropolitan Division 3,920 6.71 2.55 $50.72 $105,500
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 16,800 6.67 2.53 $48.91 $101,720
State College, PA 440 6.40 2.43 $34.10 $70,930
Sierra Vista-Douglas, AZ 190 5.91 2.25 $34.32 $71,390
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 7,980 5.87 2.23 $52.43 $109,050
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 6,270 5.76 2.19 $53.30 $110,870
Sioux Falls, SD 850 5.62 2.14 $30.64 $63,730