Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, November 2004

15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts

Analyze, design, test, and evaluate network systems, such as local area networks (LAN), wide area networks (WAN), Internet, intranet, and other data communications systems. Perform network modeling, analysis, and planning. Research and recommend network and data communications hardware and software. Include telecommunications specialists who deal with the interfacing of computer and communications equipment. May supervise computer programmers.

National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
State profile for this occupation
Metropolitan area 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)
176,840 1.6 % $30.81 $64,080 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $17.70 $22.63 $29.45 $37.98 $45.92
Annual Wage (2) $36,820 $47,060 $61,250 $78,990 $95,510

Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Computer systems design and related services 29,750 $32.33 $67,250
Management of companies and enterprises 12,360 $31.95 $66,450
Wired telecommunications carriers 8,020 $32.48 $67,560
State government (OES designation) 6,400 $24.86 $51,700
Management and technical consulting services 5,950 $35.09 $72,980

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Apparel and piece goods merchant wholesalers 100 $39.73 $82,640
Other financial investment activities 1,270 $37.71 $78,430
Securities and commodity exchanges 230 $37.22 $77,420
Computer and peripheral equipment mfg. 1,120 $37.16 $77,300
Securities and commodity contracts brokerage 2,040 $36.87 $76,690

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
District of Columbia 1,730 $33.21 $69,070 0.284%
Maryland 6,730 $33.74 $70,170 0.272%
Virginia 9,320 $33.23 $69,110 0.267%
Colorado 4,620 $31.64 $65,810 0.217%
Massachusetts 6,300 $35.81 $74,490 0.201%

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment
Massachusetts 6,300 $35.81 $74,490 0.201%
New Jersey 5,960 $34.54 $71,850 0.153%
New York 11,370 $34.01 $70,740 0.137%
California 18,900 $33.92 $70,560 0.129%
Maryland 6,730 $33.74 $70,170 0.272%

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 900 $22.69 $47,190 0.575%
Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill, NC MSA 3,420 $31.25 $65,000 0.496%
Washington, DC-MD-VA-WV PMSA 11,620 $35.29 $73,400 0.415%
Boulder-Longmont, CO PMSA 580 $35.69 $74,240 0.377%
Charleston-North Charleston, SC MSA 990 $25.92 $53,910 0.373%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
San Francisco, CA PMSA 2,760 $40.66 $84,580 0.290%
Rochester, MN MSA 130 $39.57 $82,310 0.149%
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Lompoc, CA MSA 220 $38.51 $80,100 0.128%
San Jose, CA PMSA 2,270 $37.73 $78,470 0.266%
Olympia, WA PMSA 120 $37.45 $77,890 0.136%

About November 2004 National, State, and Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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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November 2004 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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Last Modified Date: November 9, 2005

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