Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
174,490 1.3 % $31.80 $66,140 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $17.25 $22.22 $29.72 $39.33 $50.00
Annual Wage (2) $35,870 $46,220 $61,830 $81,800 $104,010


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 35,510 2.01 $32.16 $66,890
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 17,400 2.87 $35.27 $73,360
Management of Companies and Enterprises 9,840 0.45 $32.03 $66,630
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services 7,970 2.91 $34.21 $71,160
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 6,350 0.22 $27.01 $56,180

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 2,340 3.05 $30.69 $63,830
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services 7,970 2.91 $34.21 $71,160
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 17,400 2.87 $35.27 $73,360
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 35,510 2.01 $32.16 $66,890
Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite) 2,950 1.85 $34.98 $72,770

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oil and Gas Extraction 630 0.33 $42.93 $89,300
Securities and Commodity Exchanges 50 0.73 $41.82 $86,980
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage 1,700 0.38 $40.53 $84,290
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank 170 0.97 $37.80 $78,630
Natural Gas Distribution 140 0.13 $37.79 $78,600


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)
Texas 19,870 1.77 1.37 $32.72 $68,070
California 19,630 1.30 1.01 $36.97 $76,900
Florida 8,950 1.17 0.90 $27.26 $56,690
New York 8,890 1.01 0.78 $36.61 $76,140
Ohio 8,610 1.66 1.28 $26.37 $54,840



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 7,230 2.83 2.19 $33.51 $69,700
Arizona 5,230 2.07 1.60 $30.89 $64,260
Virginia 7,030 1.93 1.49 $35.75 $74,360
South Dakota 760 1.86 1.44 $23.48 $48,840
Rhode Island 850 1.84 1.42 $25.23 $52,480



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 1,050 1.56 1.21 $40.64 $84,530
New Jersey 4,530 1.17 0.91 $39.64 $82,460
Massachusetts 3,510 1.06 0.82 $39.07 $81,260
Connecticut 1,360 0.83 0.64 $38.02 $79,070
California 19,630 1.30 1.01 $36.97 $76,900




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)
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 6,610 2.95 2.29 $36.02 $74,930
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 6,380 2.68 2.08 $38.03 $79,110
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 6,130 1.14 0.88 $40.15 $83,520
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 5,340 2.24 1.73 $34.12 $70,960
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 4,990 1.33 1.03 $32.06 $66,690
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 4,420 2.42 1.88 $32.19 $66,950
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 4,350 1.53 1.19 $35.10 $73,000
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 4,280 1.05 0.82 $33.91 $70,530
Baltimore-Towson, MD 3,520 2.72 2.10 $34.51 $71,790
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 3,340 3.43 2.66 $44.83 $93,250