Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2008

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).

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)
327,850 0.7 % $33.45 $69,570 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $19.71 $24.85 $31.88 $40.44 $50.03
Annual Wage (2) $41,000 $51,690 $66,310 $84,110 $104,070


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 Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 50,070 $35.48 $73,810
Management of Companies and Enterprises 22,280 $34.61 $71,990
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 16,030 $33.94 $70,590
Elementary and Secondary Schools 13,670 $28.18 $58,610
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 13,230 $29.05 $60,430

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Rail Transportation 260 $43.90 $91,320
Securities and Commodity Exchanges 100 $42.91 $89,260
Offices of Dentists 100 $41.92 $87,190
Other Investment Pools and Funds 560 $41.38 $86,060
Postal Service 80 $40.42 $84,070


State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest published employment concentrations and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all States with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

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 4,520 $36.50 $75,920 0.711%
Virginia 18,550 $37.11 $77,200 0.505%
Minnesota 10,330 $33.74 $70,180 0.382%
Maryland 9,640 $37.20 $77,380 0.376%
Colorado 8,250 $35.28 $73,390 0.358%

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment
New Jersey 11,100 $39.21 $81,550 0.278%
New York 18,680 $37.66 $78,330 0.216%
California 34,640 $37.40 $77,800 0.228%
Maryland 9,640 $37.20 $77,380 0.376%
Virginia 18,550 $37.11 $77,200 0.505%


Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest published employment concentrations and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all Metropolitan areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

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

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 18,280 $38.46 $80,000 0.786%
Bethesda-Gaithersburg-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division 3,160 $40.87 $85,010 0.556%
Boulder, CO 820 $37.70 $78,430 0.499%
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 7,130 $37.64 $78,280 0.491%
Colorado Springs, CO 1,250 $34.05 $70,830 0.491%

Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 3,630 $46.96 $97,670 0.393%
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 4,610 $43.84 $91,180 0.454%
Fairbanks, AK 60 $43.65 $90,780 0.164%
Edison, NJ Metropolitan Division 3,920 $41.01 $85,290 0.385%
Bethesda-Gaithersburg-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division 3,160 $40.87 $85,010 0.556%


About May 2008 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and nonmetropolitan 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.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2008 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2008 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2008 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2008 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: May 04, 2009

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