Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
376,820 0.8 % $40.63 $84,500 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $23.50 $29.75 $38.32 $49.23 $61.35
Annual Wage (2) $48,870 $61,870 $79,700 $102,400 $127,610


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 70,490 3.58 $43.74 $90,980
Management of Companies and Enterprises 26,910 1.17 $41.83 $87,010
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 14,810 2.58 $44.02 $91,560
Elementary and Secondary Schools 14,310 0.17 $33.14 $68,940
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 14,050 0.47 $35.59 $74,030

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Satellite Telecommunications 240 4.03 $40.48 $84,210
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 70,490 3.58 $43.74 $90,980
Other Telecommunications 2,120 2.88 $40.89 $85,060
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank 490 2.79 $48.48 $100,840
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services 7,710 2.60 $41.67 $86,680

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Securities and Commodity Exchanges 80 1.72 $54.58 $113,530
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage 2,610 0.58 $51.78 $107,700
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil (8) (8) $50.90 $105,870
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation 220 0.55 $49.94 $103,880
Other Financial Investment Activities 2,800 0.61 $49.85 $103,680


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 42,450 2.66 0.99 $45.44 $94,520
Texas 32,090 2.73 1.02 $42.21 $87,790
New York 24,600 2.70 1.01 $43.35 $90,170
Virginia 19,470 5.18 1.93 $45.35 $94,330
Florida 17,420 2.12 0.79 $38.91 $80,920




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 14,340 5.43 2.02 $50.96 $106,000
Virginia 19,470 5.18 1.93 $45.35 $94,330
Vermont 1,360 4.46 1.66 $34.71 $72,190
Colorado 10,880 4.34 1.62 $40.13 $83,470
South Dakota 1,650 3.95 1.47 $29.60 $61,570




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Maryland 14,340 5.43 2.02 $50.96 $106,000
District of Columbia 2,710 3.85 1.44 $46.30 $96,290
New Jersey 11,620 2.94 1.09 $45.61 $94,870
California 42,450 2.66 0.99 $45.44 $94,520
Virginia 19,470 5.18 1.93 $45.35 $94,330





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 19,970 3.03 1.13 $47.11 $97,980
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 16,570 6.65 2.48 $48.98 $101,870
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 9,950 4.10 1.53 $43.86 $91,230
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 9,930 2.35 0.88 $43.10 $89,640
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 9,910 2.72 1.02 $42.58 $88,560
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 9,080 3.55 1.32 $43.56 $90,610
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 8,430 2.87 1.07 $46.24 $96,170
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 7,740 5.76 2.15 $51.31 $106,720
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 7,570 3.96 1.48 $42.22 $87,820
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 6,970 4.92 1.83 $42.15 $87,670