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 amongst California metropolitan 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$53,680
25th Percentile Wage
$71,040
50th Percentile Wage
$92,290
75th Percentile Wage
$118,910
90th Percentile Wage
$148,280

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 $148,280. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $92,290. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $53,680.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of network and computer systems administrators from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$92,290
0.83% 11.92%
2016
$91,520
2.94% -
2015
$88,830
3.73% -
2014
$85,520
3.61% -
2013
$82,430
1.38% -
2012
$81,290
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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 $61,990 to $107,100. 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 $107,100. The second highest paying city/area in California State is San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont (mean annual salary $104,760). The lowest paying area is North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $61,990.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$107,100
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$104,760
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$103,100
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$102,480
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$89,470
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$89,110
Yuba City
$87,670
Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$86,790
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$86,600
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$86,400
Salinas
$86,350
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura
$85,520
Vallejo-Fairfield
$84,370
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$81,650
Visalia-Porterville
$81,150
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta
$81,010
Napa
$81,000
Chico
$80,970
Redding
$80,680
Merced
$80,600
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles
$80,390
Santa Rosa-Petaluma
$80,240
Bakersfield-Delano
$79,330
Stockton
$79,120
Modesto
$78,010
Fresno
$75,790
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$75,330
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$75,210
El Centro
$73,860
Santa Cruz-Watsonville
$72,030
Madera-Chowchilla
$71,080
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$61,990




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