Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

15-1152 Computer Network Support Specialists

Analyze, test, troubleshoot, and evaluate existing network systems, such as local area network (LAN), wide area network (WAN), and Internet systems or a segment of a network system. Perform network maintenance to ensure networks operate correctly with minimal interruption. Excludes "Network and Computer Systems Administrators" (15-1142) and "Computer Network Architects" (15-1143).


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)
188,740 1.3 % $32.58 $67,770 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $17.81 $22.86 $30.13 $39.69 $50.92
Annual Wage (2) $37,040 $47,550 $62,670 $82,560 $105,910


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 36,290 1.84 $32.91 $68,450
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 19,360 3.37 $36.51 $75,930
Management of Companies and Enterprises 11,650 0.51 $32.41 $67,410
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services 8,800 2.97 $35.40 $73,620
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 7,810 1.26 $33.97 $70,660

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Telecommunications 3,420 4.65 $34.00 $70,730
Satellite Telecommunications 240 4.15 $42.31 $88,000
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 19,360 3.37 $36.51 $75,930
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services 8,800 2.97 $35.40 $73,620
Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite) 2,750 2.28 $32.66 $67,930

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Natural Gas Distribution 170 0.15 $50.29 $104,590
Support Activities for Mining 60 0.02 $46.74 $97,220
Other Financial Investment Activities 1,040 0.23 $43.19 $89,830
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage 1,630 0.36 $42.51 $88,420
Securities and Commodity Exchanges (8) (8) $42.43 $88,260


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 19,320 1.21 0.90 $37.35 $77,690
Texas 17,730 1.51 1.12 $34.40 $71,560
New York 10,940 1.20 0.89 $36.97 $76,900
Illinois 9,810 1.66 1.24 $33.80 $70,300
Ohio 9,630 1.80 1.34 $28.48 $59,240




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 8,120 3.08 2.29 $34.97 $72,730
Rhode Island 1,180 2.47 1.84 $24.14 $50,220
Arizona 5,530 2.08 1.55 $32.69 $67,990
Virginia 7,390 1.97 1.46 $36.34 $75,580
Missouri 5,340 1.93 1.44 $27.61 $57,430




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 780 1.10 0.82 $43.01 $89,460
Massachusetts 2,620 0.76 0.56 $40.10 $83,410
New Jersey 6,330 1.60 1.19 $40.03 $83,260
Connecticut 1,130 0.68 0.51 $38.27 $79,600
California 19,320 1.21 0.90 $37.35 $77,690





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 8,300 1.26 0.94 $41.32 $85,950
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 7,380 2.03 1.51 $35.05 $72,900
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 6,310 2.60 1.93 $39.40 $81,950
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 6,270 2.52 1.87 $39.81 $82,800
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 6,260 2.45 1.82 $35.55 $73,930
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 4,650 2.40 1.79 $33.52 $69,720
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 4,270 3.18 2.36 $36.51 $75,940
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 4,230 1.00 0.75 $36.03 $74,940
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 3,180 2.63 1.96 $32.23 $67,030
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 3,110 2.97 2.21 $43.83 $91,160