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Highest Paying States for Network and Computer Systems Administrators

The highest paying states 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 of network and computer systems administrators in those states are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with an annual salary of $99,810, Maryland is the highest paying state for network and computer systems administrators. It is followed by District of Columbia (average annual salary $93,320). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2017 [1]. For more salary information of network and computer systems administrators in a specific state, use the links in the table.

Table 1. Highest Paying States for Network and Computer Systems Administrators

Rank State Average Salary i Entry Level
Salary i
# of
Empl. i
1 Maryland
$99,810
$62,790 14,340
2 District of Columbia
$93,320
$62,630 2,710
3 California
$91,520
$51,560 42,450
4 Virginia
$91,190
$55,280 19,470
5 New Jersey
$89,540
$58,520 11,620
6 Rhode Island
$86,370
$58,790 1,750
7 Washington
$86,160
$54,020 9,080
8 Massachusetts
$85,700
$54,810 10,260
9 New York
$84,960
$51,710 24,600
10 Georgia
$83,750
$49,920 11,310
11 Connecticut
$83,650
$57,470 3,530
12 Texas
$82,590
$51,880 32,090
13 Illinois
$82,300
$52,800 14,170
14 Minnesota
$82,280
$53,680 9,180
15 Colorado
$81,870
$48,730 10,880
16 Alaska
$81,100
$55,340 1,010
17 North Carolina
$80,010
$49,310 11,740
18 Nevada
$78,060
$46,350 1,330
19 Florida
$77,130
$48,690 17,420
20 Delaware
$76,310
$51,080 1,230
21 New Hampshire
$76,270
$49,030 1,940
22 Arizona
$75,630
$44,820 7,060
23 Oregon
$75,610
$48,160 3,220
24 Missouri
$74,870
$46,940 8,180
25 Hawaii
$74,540
$52,230 1,390
26 Tennessee
$74,300
$45,010 5,430
27 Utah
$73,770
$46,240 3,560
28 Pennsylvania
$72,980
$47,830 14,010
29 Michigan
$72,930
$46,330 8,450
30 Ohio
$71,730
$47,210 13,760
31 Nebraska
$71,520
$45,770 2,920
32 New Mexico
$71,300
$43,810 1,970
33 Kansas
$69,290
$43,780 5,040
34 Vermont
$68,820
$39,820 1,360
35 Wisconsin
$68,460
$43,210 7,010
36 Alabama
$68,270
$45,170 4,410
37 Indiana
$67,650
$42,440 7,590
38 South Carolina
$67,420
$41,190 5,160
39 Iowa
$67,160
$43,940 3,590
40 Arkansas
$66,420
$43,520 3,140
41 Wyoming
$64,980
$41,960 530
42 Mississippi
$64,960
$37,730 1,140
43 Maine
$64,050
$45,660 1,510
44 Oklahoma
$63,480
$39,460 2,680
45 Idaho
$63,440
$35,520 1,440
46 North Dakota
$63,230
$45,840 690
47 Virgin Islands
$61,490
$40,790 60
48 West Virginia
$60,230
$39,610 1,110
49 Louisiana
$60,050
$35,750 2,780
50 South Dakota
$59,860
$43,390 1,650
51 Montana
$59,740
$38,340 650
52 Kentucky
$59,130
$38,080 3,280
53 Guam
$54,380
$35,680 80
54 Puerto Rico
$45,470
$26,400 820
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