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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

15-1241 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, including analysis of capacity needs for network infrastructures. May also design network and computer security measures. May research and recommend network and data communications hardware and software. Excludes “Information Security Analysts” (15-1212), “Computer Network Support Specialists” (15-1231), and “Network and Computer Systems Administrators” (15-1244).


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)
152,420 1.5 % $55.34 $115,110 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $31.14 $41.01 $54.18 $68.56 $80.96
Annual Wage (2) $64,770 $85,290 $112,690 $142,610 $168,390


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 42,280 1.94 $56.39 $117,300
Telecommunications 15,860 2.21 $54.03 $112,390
Management of Companies and Enterprises 13,020 0.53 $55.55 $115,550
Employment Services 7,610 0.21 $54.93 $114,250
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 5,820 0.39 $56.64 $117,820

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Telecommunications 15,860 2.21 $54.03 $112,390
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 42,280 1.94 $56.39 $117,300
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services 5,290 1.57 $57.51 $119,620
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank 290 1.51 $56.68 $117,880
Cable and Other Subscription Programming 530 0.99 $55.15 $114,720

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 2,090 0.22 $67.99 $141,410
Other Information Services 1,860 0.57 $66.83 $139,000
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing 1,350 0.85 $64.77 $134,720
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 560 0.15 $64.25 $133,640
Software Publishers 2,710 0.63 $63.34 $131,750


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 18,210 1.05 1.01 $61.59 $128,100
Texas 13,080 1.05 1.01 $56.76 $118,060
Florida 8,410 0.96 0.92 $50.95 $105,980
New York 8,350 0.88 0.85 $59.02 $122,760
Virginia 8,030 2.07 1.99 $61.79 $128,530




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)
Colorado 6,790 2.53 2.44 $58.19 $121,040
Maryland 6,360 2.35 2.27 $59.27 $123,270
Virginia 8,030 2.07 1.99 $61.79 $128,530
District of Columbia 1,400 1.94 1.87 $61.36 $127,620
Massachusetts 5,810 1.61 1.55 $61.13 $127,140




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Virginia 8,030 2.07 1.99 $61.79 $128,530
Rhode Island 340 0.70 0.68 $61.68 $128,300
California 18,210 1.05 1.01 $61.59 $128,100
District of Columbia 1,400 1.94 1.87 $61.36 $127,620
New Hampshire 410 0.63 0.60 $61.18 $127,250





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-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 10,120 1.05 1.01 $62.45 $129,900
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 8,920 2.81 2.70 $62.70 $130,410
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 5,710 0.92 0.88 $56.06 $116,610
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 5,690 1.56 1.50 $59.33 $123,400
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 5,440 1.94 1.87 $61.77 $128,490
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 5,040 3.33 3.21 $59.99 $124,780
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 4,960 1.81 1.74 $55.30 $115,030
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 4,250 1.72 1.66 $66.21 $137,720
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 4,250 0.91 0.88 $60.14 $125,100
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 4,130 1.44 1.38 $59.35 $123,440




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 1,030 9.06 8.73 $42.10 $87,570
California-Lexington Park, MD 170 3.53 3.40 $50.76 $105,580
Boulder, CO 650 3.49 3.36 $55.96 $116,400
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 5,040 3.33 3.21 $59.99 $124,780
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 3,330 2.92 2.82 $73.27 $152,400
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 8,920 2.81 2.70 $62.70 $130,410
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 3,770 2.74 2.64 $62.93 $130,890
Huntsville, AL 530 2.28 2.20 $53.73 $111,760
Colorado Springs, CO 650 2.26 2.17 $53.15 $110,550
Raleigh, NC 1,410 2.17 2.09 $49.68 $103,340