Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
140,080 1.4 % $48.42 $100,710 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $26.52 $35.65 $47.32 $59.57 $72.34
Annual Wage (2) $55,160 $74,160 $98,430 $123,900 $150,460


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 37,240 2.11 $49.08 $102,080
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 12,680 2.09 $50.68 $105,410
Management of Companies and Enterprises 9,690 0.44 $47.94 $99,720
Insurance Carriers 6,110 0.52 $49.16 $102,260
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 5,930 0.49 $50.41 $104,850

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Satellite Telecommunications 180 2.18 $50.48 $105,010
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 37,240 2.11 $49.08 $102,080
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 12,680 2.09 $50.68 $105,410
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services 4,810 1.76 $51.05 $106,180
Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite) 2,740 1.72 $55.73 $115,920

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Specialized Design Services (8) (8) $74.34 $154,620
Other Information Services 1,140 0.55 $61.55 $128,020
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 950 0.26 $60.33 $125,480
Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing 30 0.18 $59.89 $124,580
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage 1,230 0.28 $59.47 $123,700


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)
Florida 15,800 2.06 1.99 $34.83 $72,440
California 13,990 0.93 0.89 $57.97 $120,590
Texas 11,180 1.00 0.96 $50.42 $104,880
Virginia 8,980 2.46 2.37 $54.06 $112,430
New York 6,740 0.76 0.74 $53.96 $112,240




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 8,980 2.46 2.37 $54.06 $112,430
Maryland 5,430 2.12 2.05 $55.06 $114,530
Florida 15,800 2.06 1.99 $34.83 $72,440
Colorado 4,200 1.77 1.71 $48.48 $100,850
Minnesota 4,790 1.75 1.69 $44.82 $93,230




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oregon 1,170 0.69 0.67 $60.69 $126,230
California 13,990 0.93 0.89 $57.97 $120,590
New Jersey 5,540 1.43 1.38 $56.43 $117,370
Massachusetts 4,390 1.32 1.27 $55.66 $115,760
Maryland 5,430 2.12 2.05 $55.06 $114,530





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 8,410 3.54 3.41 $55.56 $115,560
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 4,860 0.90 0.87 $58.29 $121,250
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 4,410 1.97 1.90 $49.02 $101,970
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 4,100 1.72 1.66 $51.14 $106,360
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 3,940 1.05 1.01 $53.15 $110,560
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 3,750 2.05 1.98 $44.56 $92,680
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 3,300 1.84 1.78 $56.68 $117,900
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 3,300 2.79 2.70 $37.45 $77,900
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 3,100 0.76 0.74 $54.26 $112,860
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 2,930 2.21 2.13 $49.56 $103,090




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 1,400 14.30 13.80 $39.70 $82,580
Tallahassee, FL 1,230 7.76 7.48 $30.28 $62,990
Gainesville, FL 530 4.34 4.19 $29.29 $60,930
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 8,410 3.54 3.41 $55.56 $115,560
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division 1,760 3.12 3.01 (8) (8)
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 2,780 2.85 2.75 $66.13 $137,550
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 3,300 2.79 2.70 $37.45 $77,900
Boulder, CO 450 2.68 2.58 $43.11 $89,660
Colorado Springs, CO 620 2.44 2.35 $48.15 $100,160
Jacksonville, FL 1,420 2.36 2.28 $37.74 $78,490




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)
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 2,780 2.85 2.75 $66.13 $137,550
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 1,030 0.97 0.94 $62.58 $130,170
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 1,810 1.67 1.61 $62.49 $129,980
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 2,160 2.16 2.08 $61.94 $128,830
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 1,610 1.57 1.52 $59.55 $123,870
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 4,860 0.90 0.87 $58.29 $121,250
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX 1,790 2.02 1.95 $57.88 $120,390
Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, MA-NH NECTA Division 180 1.50 1.45 $57.41 $119,400
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 520 0.61 0.59 $57.26 $119,100
Framingham, MA NECTA Division 360 2.20 2.12 $57.09 $118,750

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 380 2.19 2.12 $45.06 $93,720
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 220 1.26 1.22 $32.78 $68,180
West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 190 1.19 1.15 $27.61 $57,440
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 140 0.47 0.45 $39.00 $81,120
Northeast Florida nonmetropolitan area 130 0.95 0.92 $24.96 $51,910

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

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northeastern Virginia nonmetropolitan area 120 2.54 2.45 (8) (8)
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 380 2.19 2.12 $45.06 $93,720
Southeast Arizona nonmetropolitan area 100 1.61 1.55 $46.47 $96,660
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 220 1.26 1.22 $32.78 $68,180
Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 90 1.23 1.18 $35.20 $73,220

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 30 0.18 0.17 $48.85 $101,600
St. Mary's County, Maryland nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $47.58 $98,970
Southeast Arizona nonmetropolitan area 100 1.61 1.55 $46.47 $96,660
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 380 2.19 2.12 $45.06 $93,720
East Idaho nonmetropolitan area 40 0.78 0.76 $44.21 $91,950


About May 2014 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. 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.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2014 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 25, 2015