Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2003

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)
237,980 1.1 % $28.43 $59,140 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $17.18 $21.39 $26.95 $34.18 $42.52
Annual Wage (2) $35,740 $44,500 $56,050 $71,090 $88,440

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 36,470 $30.43 $63,290 1 25
Management of companies and enterprises 14,050 $29.73 $61,840 2 35
Elementary and secondary schools 11,700 $24.32 $50,580 3 189
Data processing and related services 8,380 $29.90 $62,190 4 31
Wired telecommunications carriers 8,090 $30.60 $63,640 5 24

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
Rail transportation 130 $35.64 $74,130 139 1
Employment services 2,820 $34.06 $70,850 21 2
Software publishers 4,400 $33.65 $69,990 14 3
Household appliance manufacturing 130 $33.63 $69,940 141 4
Water, sewage and other systems 60 $33.62 $69,920 196 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 2,390 $28.78 $59,860 0.402% 124
Virginia 10,710 $30.73 $63,920 0.315% 98
Colorado 6,610 $31.29 $65,070 0.313% 79
Washington 7,750 $27.87 $57,960 0.303% 142
Maryland 6,400 $30.04 $62,480 0.262% 100

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
New Jersey 7,380 $33.02 $68,680 0.191% 96
New York 13,920 $32.05 $66,670 0.169% 115
Connecticut 3,600 $32.02 $66,610 0.219% 95
Delaware 930 $31.91 $66,380 0.231% 53
Colorado 6,610 $31.29 $65,070 0.313% 79

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 790 $27.98 $58,210 0.503%
San Jose, CA PMSA 4,310 $36.84 $76,640 0.491%
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA PMSA 5,700 $28.88 $60,060 0.439%
Washington, DC-MD-VA-WV PMSA 11,780 $31.51 $65,530 0.437%
Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill, NC MSA 2,700 $33.20 $69,060 0.407%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
New Orleans, LA MSA 730 $38.16 $79,380 0.122%
San Jose, CA PMSA 4,310 $36.84 $76,640 0.491%
Stamford-Norwalk, CT PMSA 690 $36.60 $76,120 0.345%
New York, NY PMSA 7,610 $35.74 $74,330 0.191%
Newark, NJ PMSA 1,960 $34.78 $72,340 0.203%

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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).

Percentile wage estimates show the percentage of workers in an occupation that earn less than a given wage and the percentage that earn more. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate—50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include 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: May 7, 2004

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