Network and Computer Systems Administrator Salary Information in California

The average annual and hourly salaries for network and computer systems administrators in the state of California are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of network and computer systems administrators among California areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Network and Computer Systems Administrators in California

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$51,560
25th Percentile Wage
$69,300
50th Percentile Wage
$91,520
75th Percentile Wage
$117,920
90th Percentile Wage
$144,130

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for network and computer systems administrators in California in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $144,130. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $91,520. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $51,560.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$24.79
25th Percentile Wage
$33.32
50th Percentile Wage
$44.00
75th Percentile Wage
$56.69
90th Percentile Wage
$69.30

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for network and computer systems administrators in California in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $69.30. The median hourly salary is $44.00. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $24.79.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of network and computer systems administrators from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201691,5202.94%11.18%
201588,8303.73%-
201485,5203.61%-
201382,4301.38%-
201281,290--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Network and Computer Systems Administrators in California Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of network and computer systems administrators in some California cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of network and computer systems administrators in state of California ranges from $49,160 to $113,120. The highest paying area for network and computer systems administrators in California is San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City with a median annual salary of $113,120. The second highest paying city/area in California State is San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont (mean annual salary $107,100). The lowest paying area is North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $49,160.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$113,120
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$107,100
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$101,820
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$100,260
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$87,860
Yuba City
$87,670
Vallejo-Fairfield
$86,730
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$86,600
Salinas
$86,350
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$86,020
Bakersfield-Delano
$84,140
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles
$82,510
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$82,420
Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$82,130
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$81,650
Napa
$81,180
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta
$81,010
Stockton
$80,670
Modesto
$80,660
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura
$80,420
Merced
$78,290
Redding
$77,900
Chico
$76,320
Visalia-Porterville
$73,960
El Centro
$73,650
Madera-Chowchilla
$72,500
Santa Cruz-Watsonville
$72,030
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$70,920
Fresno
$70,540
Santa Rosa-Petaluma
$68,330
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$53,380
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$49,160


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