Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

15-1143 Computer Network Architects

Design and implement computer and information networks, such as local area networks (LAN), wide area networks (WAN), intranets, extranets, and other data communications networks. Perform network modeling, analysis, and planning. May also design network and computer security measures. May research and recommend network and data communications hardware and software. Excludes "Information Security Analysts" (15-1122), "Network and Computer Systems Administrators" (15-1142), 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)
157,070 1.5 % $50.12 $104,240 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $26.74 $36.04 $48.66 $61.93 $76.25
Annual Wage (2) $55,610 $74,970 $101,210 $128,820 $158,590


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 42,510 2.16 $51.44 $106,990
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 13,120 2.28 $52.36 $108,910
Management of Companies and Enterprises 11,390 0.49 $51.00 $106,070
Employment Services 6,510 0.18 $52.39 $108,960
Insurance Carriers 5,690 0.49 $50.61 $105,270

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 180 3.14 $49.84 $103,660
Other Telecommunications 1,980 2.70 $50.53 $105,100
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 13,120 2.28 $52.36 $108,910
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 42,510 2.16 $51.44 $106,990
Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite) 2,260 1.87 $55.81 $116,080

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Specialized Design Services (8) (8) $84.57 $175,900
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 830 0.22 $68.14 $141,740
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing 110 0.12 $61.81 $128,570
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 380 0.08 $61.65 $128,230
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage 1,060 0.24 $61.42 $127,760


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)
Florida 16,770 2.04 1.82 $36.08 $75,040
California 16,250 1.02 0.91 $60.26 $125,340
Texas 11,620 0.99 0.88 $54.26 $112,850
Virginia 10,270 2.73 2.44 $54.35 $113,050
New York 8,180 0.90 0.80 $51.97 $108,090




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)
Virginia 10,270 2.73 2.44 $54.35 $113,050
Florida 16,770 2.04 1.82 $36.08 $75,040
Washington 6,180 2.01 1.80 $48.70 $101,290
Maryland 4,990 1.89 1.69 $53.23 $110,710
Minnesota 5,040 1.79 1.60 $48.04 $99,920




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 16,250 1.02 0.91 $60.26 $125,340
Oregon 1,100 0.61 0.55 $58.29 $121,250
New Jersey 6,550 1.66 1.48 $57.77 $120,150
Delaware 660 1.50 1.34 $57.44 $119,480
Massachusetts 4,350 1.26 1.12 $56.33 $117,160





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)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 9,040 3.63 3.25 $56.30 $117,110
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 7,240 1.10 0.98 $58.06 $120,770
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 4,690 1.84 1.64 $56.34 $117,190
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 4,670 1.92 1.72 $54.78 $113,950
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 4,440 1.22 1.09 $52.68 $109,570
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 4,180 2.19 1.96 $47.77 $99,360
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 4,150 2.61 2.33 $52.63 $109,460
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 4,030 3.85 3.44 $66.60 $138,540
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 3,510 2.78 2.48 $39.06 $81,240
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 3,080 1.71 1.53 $58.05 $120,740




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)
Olympia-Tumwater, WA 1,460 14.14 12.64 $40.14 $83,490
Tallahassee, FL 1,240 7.57 6.77 $27.25 $56,680
Gainesville, FL 530 4.18 3.73 $29.76 $61,890
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 4,030 3.85 3.44 $66.60 $138,540
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 9,040 3.63 3.25 $56.30 $117,110
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL 630 3.13 2.80 $36.89 $76,730
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 3,510 2.78 2.48 $39.06 $81,240
Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, MD Metropolitan Division 1,530 2.64 2.36 $58.69 $122,080
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 3,050 2.63 2.35 $55.48 $115,390
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 4,150 2.61 2.33 $52.63 $109,460