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Highest Paying Industries for Network and Computer Systems Administrators

The top 100 highest paying industries for network and computer systems administrators (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment in those industries are also shown. As shown in the table, with an average annual salary of $116,970, pipeline transportation of crude oil is the highest paying industry for network and computer systems administrators. It is followed by oil and gas extraction industry (average annual salary $101,470). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2015 [1]. For more information about salaries of network and computer systems administrators in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Industries for Network and Computer Systems Administrators

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil
$116,970
120
2 Oil and Gas Extraction
$101,470
2,010
3 Pipeline Transportation
$100,860
260
4 Mining
$97,710
2,890
5 Support Activities for Mining
$96,290
700
6 Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage
$95,750
2,020
7 Monetary Authorities-Central Bank
$95,480
410
8 Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities
$92,070
4,890
9 Specialty hospitals - State government owned
$91,580
60
10 Postal Service (federal government)
$90,700
250
11 Other Financial Investment Activities
$89,720
2,820
12 Nondepository Credit Intermediation
$89,650
2,440
13 Couriers and Express Delivery Services
$88,920
70
14 Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing
$88,480
2,260
15 Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
$88,250
90
16 Other Furniture Related Product Manufacturing
$88,190
50
17 Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation
$88,150
250
18 Other Information Services
$88,070
2,800
19 Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$87,940
6,100
20 Scientific Research and Development Services
$87,370
6,640
21 Scheduled Air Transportation
$87,220
840
22 Federal government, including USPS
$87,200
370
23 Satellite Telecommunications
$86,850
240
24 Water Transportation
$86,820
260
25 Insurance and Employee Benefit Funds
$86,500
n/a
26 Funds, Trusts, and Other Financial Vehicles
$86,470
90
27 Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers
$86,260
40
28 Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite)
$86,120
2,290
29 Automotive Equipment Rental and Leasing
$86,030
110
30 Specialized Freight Trucking
$85,800
180
31 Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing
$85,580
1,280
32 Activities Related to Credit Intermediation
$85,130
1,770
33 Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$85,080
40
34 Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas
$85,030
130
35 Couriers and Messengers
$84,890
90
36 Rail Transportation
$84,870
1,050
37 Air Transportation
$84,670
940
38 Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing
$84,140
1,110
39 Other Nondepository Credit Intermediation
$84,070
1,480
40 Wired Telecommunications Carriers
$83,930
14,050
41 Support Activities for Water Transportation
$83,870
70
42 Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$83,690
9,900
43 Telecommunications
$83,460
18,850
44 Natural Gas Distribution
$83,360
500
45 Offices of All Other Health Practitioners
$83,260
150
46 Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
$83,120
1,010
47 Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
$83,030
6,410
48 Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$82,500
130
49 Amusement Parks and Arcades
$82,460
140
50 Engineering Services
$81,660
6,730
51 Direct Insurance (except Life, Health, and Medical) Carriers
$81,540
2,670
52 Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$81,360
120
53 Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors
$81,330
360
54 Information
$81,160
40,390
55 Insurance Carriers
$81,080
8,220
56 Land Subdivision
$81,040
50
57 Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$81,010
8,290
58 Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing
$80,930
50
59 Basic Chemical Manufacturing
$80,630
360
60 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$80,610
97,750
61 Cable and Other Subscription Programming
$80,560
1,290
62 Communications Equipment Manufacturing
$80,460
650
63 Labor Unions and Similar Labor Organizations
$80,290
120
64 Chemical Manufacturing
$80,240
2,180
65 Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$80,080
62,130
66 Insurance Carriers and Related Activities
$80,050
12,120
67 Testing Laboratories
$79,810
630
68 Other Insurance Related Activities
$79,720
2,340
69 Finance and Insurance
$79,710
28,990
70 Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals
$79,600
400
71 Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services
$79,400
8,510
72 Clothing Stores
$79,320
180
73 Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing
$79,300
2,280
74 Utilities
$78,800
2,480
75 Software Publishers
$78,780
4,450
76 Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers
$78,750
3,500
77 Broadcasting (except Internet)
$78,580
2,620
78 Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing
$78,560
250
79 Jewelry, Luggage, and Leather Goods Stores
$78,530
60
80 Transportation and Warehousing
$78,510
5,960
81 Coal Mining
$78,440
40
82 Management of Companies and Enterprises
$78,410
23,900
83 Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing
$78,370
400
84 Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities
$78,320
540
85 Television Broadcasting
$78,300
1,060
86 Residential Building Construction
$77,940
340
87 Motion Picture and Video Industries
$77,930
810
88 Motion Picture and Sound Recording Industries
$77,890
860
89 Pesticide, Fertilizer, and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing
$77,860
50
90 Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations
$77,830
1,960
91 Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution
$77,810
1,940
92 Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
$77,780
490
93 Temporary Help Services
$77,760
13,780
94 Legal Services
$77,760
3,630
95 Direct Health and Medical Insurance Carriers
$77,680
3,130
96 Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$77,650
1,590
97 Employment Services
$77,640
15,790
98 Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing
$77,530
110
99 Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction
$77,470
120
100 Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities
$77,450
3,910
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