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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 $100,960, Maryland is the highest paying state for network and computer systems administrators. It is followed by District of Columbia (average annual salary $95,030). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2018 [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
$100,960
$62,750 15,400
2 District of Columbia
$95,030
$64,110 2,450
3 New Jersey
$93,590
$59,040 11,850
4 California
$92,290
$53,680 40,700
5 Virginia
$89,990
$55,970 19,510
6 New York
$88,770
$52,300 25,290
7 Rhode Island
$88,560
$62,440 1,960
8 Connecticut
$87,140
$57,450 3,140
9 Massachusetts
$86,360
$56,190 9,310
10 Texas
$86,170
$52,950 32,660
11 Washington
$86,150
$53,560 9,200
12 Illinois
$84,390
$53,440 13,210
13 Georgia
$84,040
$48,160 10,820
14 Minnesota
$83,520
$54,530 8,540
15 North Carolina
$82,120
$50,480 11,550
16 Hawaii
$81,710
$54,700 1,190
17 Colorado
$81,690
$50,400 10,600
18 Nevada
$80,690
$53,070 1,490
19 Alaska
$79,970
$54,270 1,020
20 New Hampshire
$77,760
$52,110 1,990
21 Oregon
$77,740
$52,840 3,440
22 Utah
$77,600
$50,070 3,450
23 Arizona
$77,160
$46,930 7,480
24 Missouri
$77,100
$47,570 8,420
25 Tennessee
$75,760
$45,810 5,490
26 Florida
$75,590
$45,370 18,970
27 Nebraska
$75,150
$45,860 3,140
28 Michigan
$74,690
$48,360 8,250
29 Delaware
$74,070
$51,140 1,360
30 Ohio
$73,240
$47,240 13,340
31 Pennsylvania
$73,150
$47,560 13,700
32 Kansas
$72,580
$45,400 5,510
33 Mississippi
$71,560
$45,060 1,250
34 Wisconsin
$70,850
$44,480 6,760
35 New Mexico
$70,700
$46,610 1,760
36 Alabama
$70,610
$44,990 4,230
37 Iowa
$69,990
$47,050 3,340
38 Vermont
$69,340
$41,500 1,490
39 Indiana
$69,000
$42,850 7,220
40 South Carolina
$67,920
$40,460 5,810
41 Oklahoma
$67,530
$42,440 2,840
42 Maine
$67,220
$48,260 1,250
43 Virgin Islands
$65,320
$46,860 40
44 Wyoming
$64,660
$40,740 530
45 Arkansas
$64,070
$42,840 2,720
46 North Dakota
$63,790
$44,310 620
47 Idaho
$62,880
$37,630 1,330
48 West Virginia
$61,500
$40,710 1,230
49 Kentucky
$61,160
$39,100 3,160
50 South Dakota
$60,340
$43,510 1,640
51 Montana
$60,140
$38,830 640
52 Louisiana
$60,040
$36,100 2,790
53 Guam
$52,150
$35,740 80
54 Puerto Rico
$42,970
$26,480 940
See also: Highest paying industries for network and computer systems administrators, Top Paying Jobs in America.