Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
146,600 1.5 % $49.57 $103,100 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $27.03 $36.17 $48.19 $60.95 $74.64
Annual Wage (2) $56,230 $75,220 $100,240 $126,780 $155,250


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 40,390 2.14 $50.38 $104,800
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 13,200 2.24 $51.48 $107,080
Management of Companies and Enterprises 10,110 0.45 $49.62 $103,220
Insurance Carriers 5,850 0.50 $51.09 $106,260
Employment Services 5,410 0.15 $50.48 $105,000

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 13,200 2.24 $51.48 $107,080
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 40,390 2.14 $50.38 $104,800
Satellite Telecommunications 150 2.10 $46.63 $97,000
Other Telecommunications 1,380 1.81 $50.68 $105,410
Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite) 2,440 1.79 $54.30 $112,940

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) $79.92 $166,240
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 660 0.18 $71.83 $149,400
Manufacturing and Reproducing Magnetic and Optical Media 30 0.21 $64.53 $134,210
Other Information Services 1,440 0.62 $63.60 $132,300
Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing 70 0.34 $61.61 $128,160


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 16,030 2.02 1.90 $35.68 $74,220
California 14,320 0.92 0.87 $61.05 $126,990
Texas 12,200 1.05 0.99 $53.08 $110,400
Virginia 9,330 2.53 2.38 $53.00 $110,250
New York 7,700 0.86 0.81 $54.93 $114,250




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 9,330 2.53 2.38 $53.00 $110,250
District of Columbia 1,480 2.19 2.06 $49.75 $103,490
Maryland 5,290 2.04 1.92 $50.69 $105,430
Florida 16,030 2.02 1.90 $35.68 $74,220
Washington 6,000 2.01 1.89 $47.86 $99,560




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 14,320 0.92 0.87 $61.05 $126,990
Oregon 970 0.56 0.52 $57.91 $120,460
Massachusetts 4,260 1.25 1.18 $56.78 $118,110
New Jersey 6,210 1.59 1.50 $56.62 $117,770
Alaska 70 0.21 0.19 $55.69 $115,840





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 8,660 3.58 3.37 $54.53 $113,420
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 7,220 1.11 1.05 $59.77 $124,320
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 4,990 2.14 2.02 $50.72 $105,510
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 4,580 1.85 1.74 $52.85 $109,930
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 3,880 2.53 2.38 $51.67 $107,480
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 3,520 1.87 1.76 $47.60 $99,010
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 3,460 0.97 0.91 $54.70 $113,780
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 3,170 3.14 2.95 $69.55 $144,670
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 3,120 2.56 2.41 $38.67 $80,430
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 3,090 1.75 1.65 $57.51 $119,620




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-Tumwater, WA 1,480 14.62 13.75 $39.65 $82,470
Tallahassee, FL 1,180 7.35 6.92 $30.15 $62,710
Gainesville, FL 550 4.36 4.10 $29.77 $61,920
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 8,660 3.58 3.37 $54.53 $113,420
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 3,170 3.14 2.95 $69.55 $144,670
Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, MD Metropolitan Division 1,600 2.79 2.62 $55.39 $115,210
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 770 2.68 2.52 $46.63 $97,000
Austin-Round Rock, TX 2,490 2.68 2.52 $57.80 $120,220
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 3,120 2.56 2.41 $38.67 $80,430
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 3,880 2.53 2.38 $51.67 $107,480