Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, 2002

15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators

Install, configure, and support an organization's local area network (LAN), wide area network (WAN), and Internet system or a segment of a network system. Maintain network hardware and software. Monitor network to ensure network availability to all system users and perform necessary maintenance to support network availability. May supervise other network support and client server specialists and plan, coordinate, and implement network security measures. Exclude "Computer Support Specialists" (15-1041).

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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)
232,560 1.3 % $27.70 $57,620 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $16.57 $20.81 $26.35 $33.43 $41.56
Annual Wage (2) $34,460 $43,290 $54,810 $69,530 $86,440

Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
Computer systems design and related services 38,050 $29.45 $61,260 1 25
Management of companies and enterprises 13,230 $28.81 $59,920 2 38
Elementary and secondary schools 10,510 $23.83 $49,570 3 197
Data processing and related services 8,150 $28.61 $59,510 4 42
Wired telecommunications carriers 7,800 $29.12 $60,560 5 33

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
Employment services 3,240 $33.54 $69,760 19 1
Software publishers 4,300 $32.92 $68,480 13 2
Securities and commodity contracts brokerage 2,270 $32.73 $68,090 25 3
Natural gas distribution 390 $32.58 $67,770 73 4
Management and technical consulting services 4,220 $31.78 $66,110 15 5

State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
District of Columbia 2,040 $28.35 $58,970 0.343% 112
Colorado 6,580 $30.79 $64,040 0.309% 72
Virginia 9,830 $28.84 $59,990 0.290% 95
Washington 6,910 $27.55 $57,290 0.270% 126
Massachusetts 7,800 $29.85 $62,090 0.244% 101

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
New Jersey 7,430 $32.72 $68,060 0.193% 93
New York 13,370 $31.21 $64,920 0.161% 107
Delaware 960 $31.02 $64,520 0.239% 59
Colorado 6,580 $30.79 $64,040 0.309% 72
Connecticut 3,050 $30.70 $63,860 0.186% 97

Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Tallahassee, FL MSA 880 $28.45 $59,170 0.564%
San Jose, CA PMSA 4,000 $35.62 $74,090 0.448%
Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill, NC MSA 2,900 $31.31 $65,120 0.439%
Washington, DC-MD-VA-WV PMSA 10,820 $29.92 $62,230 0.406%
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA PMSA 4,880 $28.78 $59,850 0.376%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
New Orleans, LA MSA 690 $39.81 $82,810 0.118%
San Jose, CA PMSA 4,000 $35.62 $74,090 0.448%
Stamford-Norwalk, CT PMSA 650 $34.99 $72,770 0.325%
New York, NY PMSA 7,470 $34.76 $72,290 0.187%
Middlesex-Somerset-Hunterdon, NJ PMSA 1,610 $34.38 $71,520 0.257%

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These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia. The top five employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable Excel files(XLS).

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(1) Data for detailed occupations does not sum to the totals because the totals include data for occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

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Last Modified Date: November 26, 2003

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