|Quick Facts: Network and Computer Systems Administrators|
|2012 Median Pay||
$72,560 per year
$34.88 per hour
|Entry-Level Education||Bachelor’s degree|
|Work Experience in a Related Occupation||None|
|Number of Jobs, 2012||366,400|
|Job Outlook, 2012-22||12% (As fast as average)|
|Employment Change, 2012-22||42,900|
Computer networks are critical parts of almost every organization. Network and computer systems administrators are responsible for the day-to-day operation of these networks.
Network and computer systems administrators work with the physical computer networks of a variety of organizations and therefore are employed in many industries.
Although some employers require a postsecondary certificate, most require a bachelor’s degree in a field related to computer or information science.
The median annual wage for network and computer systems administrators was $72,560 in May 2012.
Employment of network and computer systems administrators is projected to grow 12 percent from 2012 to 2022, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Growth will be highest at firms that provide cloud computing technology.
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