Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

15-1143 Computer Network Architects

Design and implement computer and information networks, such as local area networks (LAN), wide area networks (WAN), intranets, extranets, and other data communications networks. Perform network modeling, analysis, and planning. May also design network and computer security measures. May research and recommend network and data communications hardware and software. Excludes "Information Security Analysts" (15-1122), "Network and Computer Systems Administrators" (15-1142), and "Computer Network Support Specialists" (15-1152).


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic 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)
141,270 1.7 % $46.97 $97,700 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $25.92 $34.65 $45.85 $57.54 $70.05
Annual Wage (2) $53,920 $72,070 $95,380 $119,690 $145,700


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 (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 38,170 2.25 $48.21 $100,280
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 13,540 2.26 $48.76 $101,420
Management of Companies and Enterprises 9,220 0.43 $45.47 $94,580
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 6,080 0.53 $49.45 $102,850
Insurance Carriers 5,840 0.50 $48.29 $100,450

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 13,540 2.26 $48.76 $101,420
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 38,170 2.25 $48.21 $100,280
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services 5,390 2.05 $50.65 $105,360
Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite) 2,520 1.64 $50.22 $104,450
Other Telecommunications 1,200 1.52 $47.71 $99,240

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Information Services 1,060 0.56 $60.88 $126,630
Automotive Equipment Rental and Leasing 40 0.02 $59.60 $123,960
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 950 0.25 $59.24 $123,220
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage 960 0.22 $57.35 $119,290
Other Financial Investment Activities 760 0.19 $56.95 $118,460


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

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





States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 15,810 1.07 1.01 $54.12 $112,570
Florida 15,520 2.08 1.95 $33.20 $69,050
Texas 11,770 1.08 1.01 $48.44 $100,750
Virginia 10,510 2.89 2.72 $53.17 $110,590
New York 6,220 0.72 0.68 $52.82 $109,860




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Virginia 10,510 2.89 2.72 $53.17 $110,590
Maryland 5,350 2.11 1.98 $50.73 $105,530
Florida 15,520 2.08 1.95 $33.20 $69,050
Washington 5,100 1.80 1.69 $48.48 $100,830
Colorado 3,670 1.60 1.50 $46.59 $96,910




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oregon 1,270 0.78 0.73 $58.73 $122,150
California 15,810 1.07 1.01 $54.12 $112,570
New Jersey 5,030 1.32 1.24 $54.03 $112,380
Massachusetts 4,870 1.50 1.40 $53.90 $112,120
Virginia 10,510 2.89 2.72 $53.17 $110,590





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 9,670 4.08 3.83 $54.55 $113,450
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 4,510 1.13 1.07 $46.49 $96,690
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 4,480 0.85 0.80 $56.68 $117,890
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 4,430 2.06 1.93 $47.47 $98,740
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 4,150 1.12 1.05 $52.34 $108,860
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 3,880 1.68 1.58 $47.74 $99,290
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 3,420 1.96 1.84 $54.68 $113,730
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 3,310 2.87 2.70 $37.02 $77,000
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 3,270 2.26 2.12 $52.63 $109,460
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 2,990 1.08 1.02 $48.52 $100,930




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Olympia, WA 1,360 14.14 13.28 $39.61 $82,380
Tallahassee, FL 1,020 6.51 6.11 $29.45 $61,260
Gainesville, FL 720 6.01 5.64 $27.59 $57,390
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 9,670 4.08 3.83 $54.55 $113,450
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO 810 3.89 3.65 $40.82 $84,900
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division 1,760 3.13 2.94 $53.82 $111,950
Framingham, MA NECTA Division 480 2.99 2.80 $55.79 $116,050
Boulder, CO 470 2.89 2.71 $42.16 $87,700
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 3,310 2.87 2.70 $37.02 $77,000
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 2,670 2.87 2.70 $65.49 $136,210




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Gary, IN Metropolitan Division 60 0.24 0.23 $75.11 $156,220
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 2,670 2.87 2.70 $65.49 $136,210
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 800 0.96 0.90 $62.30 $129,570
Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, MA-NH NECTA Division 220 1.88 1.76 $60.46 $125,760
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 1,140 1.11 1.04 $60.32 $125,470
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 1,780 1.70 1.60 $59.56 $123,880
Columbus, IN 40 0.81 0.76 $59.04 $122,810
Salem, OR 60 0.41 0.39 $57.62 $119,850
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 1,870 1.87 1.75 $57.13 $118,830
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 4,480 0.85 0.80 $56.68 $117,890

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs