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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

15-1244 Network and Computer Systems Administrators

Install, configure, and maintain an organization's local area network (LAN), wide area network (WAN), data communications network, operating systems, and physical and virtual servers. Perform system monitoring and verify the integrity and availability of hardware, network, and server resources and systems. Review system and application logs and verify completion of scheduled jobs, including system backups. Analyze network and server resource consumption and control user access. Install and upgrade software and maintain software licenses. May assist in network modeling, analysis, planning, and coordination between network and data communications hardware and software. Excludes "Information Security Analysts" (15-1212), "Computer Network Support Specialists" (15-1231), and "Computer User Support Specialists" (15-1232).


National estimates for Network and Computer Systems Administrators
Industry profile for Network and Computer Systems Administrators
Geographic profile for Network and Computer Systems Administrators

National estimates for Network and Computer Systems Administrators: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Network and Computer Systems Administrators:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
339,560 0.8 % $ 43.01 $ 89,460 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for Network and Computer Systems Administrators:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 25.40 $ 31.89 $ 40.77 $ 51.74 $ 64.89
Annual Wage (2) $ 52,830 $ 66,340 $ 84,810 $ 107,610 $ 134,970


Industry profile for Network and Computer Systems Administrators: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Network and Computer Systems Administrators are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Network and Computer Systems Administrators, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Network and Computer Systems Administrators:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 65,260 2.97 $ 43.97 $ 91,460
Management of Companies and Enterprises 27,050 1.12 $ 44.33 $ 92,200
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 14,680 0.48 $ 39.20 $ 81,530
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 14,160 0.26 $ 40.11 $ 83,430
Telecommunications 12,990 1.88 $ 45.77 $ 95,200

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Network and Computer Systems Administrators:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 65,260 2.97 $ 43.97 $ 91,460
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services 8,760 2.44 $ 43.52 $ 90,530
Telecommunications 12,990 1.88 $ 45.77 $ 95,200
Cable and Other Subscription Programming 860 1.71 $ 51.74 $ 107,620
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing 2,260 1.41 $ 58.88 $ 122,480

Top paying industries for Network and Computer Systems Administrators:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing 2,260 1.41 $ 58.88 $ 122,480
Specialized Design Services 180 0.13 $ 54.00 $ 112,320
Personal Care Services 40 0.01 $ 53.95 $ 112,210
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities 4,590 0.49 $ 52.83 $ 109,880
Cable and Other Subscription Programming 860 1.71 $ 51.74 $ 107,620


Geographic profile for Network and Computer Systems Administrators: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Network and Computer Systems Administrators are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Network and Computer Systems Administrators, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in Network and Computer Systems Administrators:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Texas 34,410 2.84 1.16 $ 41.75 $ 86,840
California 31,430 1.91 0.78 $ 50.03 $ 104,060
New York 24,080 2.77 1.13 $ 47.82 $ 99,460
Virginia 18,060 4.88 2.00 $ 44.89 $ 93,380
Florida 17,730 2.10 0.86 $ 39.70 $ 82,570




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Network and Computer Systems Administrators:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Maryland 12,910 5.12 2.10 $ 54.73 $ 113,840
Virginia 18,060 4.88 2.00 $ 44.89 $ 93,380
Colorado 12,240 4.75 1.95 $ 44.00 $ 91,510
South Dakota 1,900 4.63 1.90 $ 31.61 $ 65,750
New Hampshire 2,290 3.69 1.51 $ 43.81 $ 91,130




Top paying states for Network and Computer Systems Administrators:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Maryland 12,910 5.12 2.10 $ 54.73 $ 113,840
California 31,430 1.91 0.78 $ 50.03 $ 104,060
New Jersey 10,380 2.74 1.12 $ 49.53 $ 103,030
District of Columbia 1,700 2.48 1.01 $ 48.16 $ 100,170
Connecticut 2,400 1.56 0.64 $ 48.03 $ 99,900





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Network and Computer Systems Administrators:

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 25,200 2.85 1.17 $ 50.99 $ 106,060
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 18,890 6.25 2.56 $ 49.25 $ 102,450
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 12,200 3.40 1.39 $ 43.23 $ 89,920
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 10,850 1.86 0.76 $ 46.74 $ 97,210
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 9,330 2.14 0.88 $ 43.67 $ 90,830
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 8,090 5.55 2.28 $ 46.05 $ 95,770
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 7,910 2.66 1.09 $ 46.20 $ 96,090
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 7,440 2.86 1.17 $ 48.82 $ 101,540
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 6,940 5.39 2.21 $ 56.17 $ 116,840
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 6,700 2.87 1.18 $ 51.30 $ 106,700




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Network and Computer Systems Administrators:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California-Lexington Park, MD 370 8.22 3.37 $ 48.16 $ 100,170
Jefferson City, MO 580 8.04 3.29 $ 22.12 $ 46,010
Boulder, CO 1,150 6.33 2.59 $ 44.95 $ 93,490
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 18,890 6.25 2.56 $ 49.25 $ 102,450
Sioux Falls, SD 910 5.91 2.42 $ 32.40 $ 67,390
State College, PA 380 5.86 2.40 $ 36.45 $ 75,820
Olympia-Tumwater, WA 620 5.72 2.34 $ 43.68 $ 90,860
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 8,090 5.55 2.28 $ 46.05 $ 95,770
Portsmouth, NH-ME 490 5.48 2.24 $ 49.35 $ 102,650
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 6,940 5.39 2.21 $ 56.17 $ 116,840