Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
362,310 0.8 % $37.46 $77,910 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $21.76 $27.67 $35.58 $45.17 $56.32
Annual Wage (2) $45,270 $57,560 $74,000 $93,950 $117,150


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 61,090 3.61 $39.39 $81,940
Management of Companies and Enterprises 23,650 1.11 $37.87 $78,780
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 16,110 0.55 $32.26 $67,100
Elementary and Secondary Schools 14,920 0.18 $30.76 $63,970
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 14,290 2.39 $41.51 $86,330

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services 9,830 3.73 $38.52 $80,120
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 61,090 3.61 $39.39 $81,940
Other Telecommunications 2,560 3.26 $38.13 $79,320
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 14,290 2.39 $41.51 $86,330
Satellite Telecommunications 200 1.86 $40.08 $83,370

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oil and Gas Extraction 2,080 1.08 $51.79 $107,730
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing 750 0.68 $48.76 $101,430
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 60 0.11 $46.82 $97,390
Other Financial Investment Activities 2,430 0.60 $46.55 $96,830
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage 1,700 0.38 $45.85 $95,360


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 41,110 2.79 1.02 $41.14 $85,580
Texas 32,070 2.94 1.08 $38.83 $80,770
New York 22,550 2.61 0.96 $40.62 $84,480
Virginia 20,770 5.72 2.09 $43.24 $89,950
Pennsylvania 15,730 2.80 1.02 $36.67 $76,280




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 20,770 5.72 2.09 $43.24 $89,950
District of Columbia 3,420 5.14 1.88 $42.60 $88,610
Vermont 1,450 4.85 1.77 $35.45 $73,730
Maryland 11,230 4.43 1.62 $44.26 $92,050
Colorado 10,090 4.40 1.61 $37.96 $78,960




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Maryland 11,230 4.43 1.62 $44.26 $92,050
Virginia 20,770 5.72 2.09 $43.24 $89,950
New Jersey 10,120 2.65 0.97 $42.80 $89,030
District of Columbia 3,420 5.14 1.88 $42.60 $88,610
Connecticut 3,630 2.22 0.81 $41.78 $86,910





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 18,170 7.68 2.81 $45.90 $95,480
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 14,840 2.83 1.04 $43.97 $91,470
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 9,960 2.69 0.98 $38.14 $79,330
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 9,950 4.63 1.69 $40.41 $84,050
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 9,950 2.50 0.92 $39.16 $81,460
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 9,080 3.29 1.21 $44.47 $92,500
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 8,350 3.62 1.32 $39.34 $81,830
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 6,590 5.14 1.88 $38.90 $80,910
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 6,520 3.64 1.33 $37.77 $78,570
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 6,290 3.60 1.32 $40.09 $83,390