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Highest Paying Industries for Computer Network Architects

The top 100 highest paying industries for computer network architects (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 $179,780, specialized design services is the highest paying industry for computer network architects. It is followed by research and development in the social sciences and humanities industry (average annual salary $143,310). 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 computer network architects in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Industries for Computer Network Architects

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Specialized Design Services
$179,780
n/a
2 Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities
$143,310
90
3 Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing
$131,820
30
4 Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing
$125,890
950
5 Other Information Services
$125,560
1,140
6 Other Financial Investment Activities
$120,910
920
7 Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities
$120,520
2,230
8 Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage
$119,660
1,230
9 Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing
$118,390
90
10 Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
$117,550
2,910
11 Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing
$116,550
620
12 Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing
$116,270
40
13 Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing
$116,180
880
14 Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing
$115,790
n/a
15 Monetary Authorities-Central Bank
$115,560
150
16 Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing
$113,520
190
17 Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries
$113,200
40
18 Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
$113,160
320
19 Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$112,680
230
20 Natural Gas Distribution
$112,050
240
21 Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite)
$111,800
2,740
22 Software Publishers
$111,410
1,690
23 Depository Credit Intermediation
$111,300
2,030
24 Machinery Manufacturing
$111,300
290
25 Scientific Research and Development Services
$111,070
2,970
26 Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$110,720
2,880
27 Newspaper Publishers
$110,420
80
28 Furniture and Home Furnishing Merchant Wholesalers
$109,800
n/a
29 Publishing Industries (except Internet)
$109,300
2,140
30 Credit Intermediation and Related Activities
$109,180
4,530
31 Manufacturing
$109,170
7,070
32 Rail Transportation
$108,920
160
33 Chemical Manufacturing
$108,790
430
34 Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers
$108,270
130
35 Rental and Leasing Services
$107,930
70
36 Household Appliances and Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers
$107,900
820
37 Other Nondepository Credit Intermediation
$107,760
550
38 Nondepository Credit Intermediation
$107,760
1,070
39 Activities Related to Credit Intermediation
$107,240
1,430
40 Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$107,040
40
41 Satellite Telecommunications
$107,020
180
42 Finance and Insurance
$107,010
13,970
43 Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$106,770
3,570
44 Support Activities for Mining
$106,540
40
45 Direct Health and Medical Insurance Carriers
$106,530
1,910
46 Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods
$106,290
4,680
47 Information
$105,930
25,530
48 Motion Picture and Sound Recording Industries
$105,650
130
49 Motion Picture and Video Industries
$105,530
130
50 Telecommunications
$105,470
16,740
51 Electronics and Appliance Stores
$105,370
200
52 Wholesale Trade
$105,250
5,860
53 Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing
$104,950
n/a
54 Manufacturing and Reproducing Magnetic and Optical Media
$104,570
30
55 Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$104,470
2,480
56 Employment Services
$104,340
3,320
57 Wired Telecommunications Carriers
$104,320
12,680
58 Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services
$104,290
560
59 Temporary Help Services
$104,030
2,850
60 Insurance Carriers
$103,850
6,110
61 Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services
$103,790
4,810
62 Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$103,650
5,930
63 Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction
$103,550
40
64 Other Telecommunications
$103,350
1,140
65 Insurance Carriers and Related Activities
$103,060
7,010
66 Scheduled Air Transportation
$102,900
470
67 Air Transportation
$102,840
490
68 Communications Equipment Manufacturing
$102,430
390
69 Direct Insurance (except Life, Health, and Medical) Carriers
$102,210
2,680
70 Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$102,000
190
71 Insurance Agencies and Brokerages
$101,800
320
72 Food Manufacturing
$101,720
100
73 Mining
$101,370
160
74 Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods
$100,770
310
75 Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$100,690
4,890
76 Administrative and Support Services
$100,680
4,890
77 Utilities
$100,560
700
78 Transportation and Warehousing
$100,450
860
79 Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers
$100,420
50
80 Oil and Gas Extraction
$100,340
120
81 Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing
$100,220
50
82 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$100,200
51,430
83 Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers
$100,060
450
84 Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers
$99,850
860
85 Engineering Services
$99,820
2,110
86 Office Administrative Services
$99,380
730
87 Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$99,030
37,240
88 Grantmaking and Giving Services
$98,900
180
89 Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations
$98,780
250
90 Television Broadcasting
$98,740
80
91 Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing
$98,410
90
92 Cable and Other Subscription Programming
$98,180
470
93 Real Estate
$98,060
100
94 Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations
$97,960
520
95 Broadcasting (except Internet)
$97,950
560
96 Retail Trade
$97,720
980
97 Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$97,690
2,370
98 Management of Companies and Enterprises
$97,460
9,690
99 Automotive Equipment Rental and Leasing
$97,200
50
100 Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers
$96,470
30
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