Network and Computer Systems Administrator Salary in Sector of Information

The salary statistics of network and computer systems administrators in the industry sector of information are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare network and computer systems administrator salaries in different industries within the information sector.

Average Annual Salary of Network and Computer Systems Administrators

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$51,030
25th Percentile Wage
$64,880
50th Percentile Wage
$85,960
75th Percentile Wage
$112,270
90th Percentile Wage
$135,140

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for network and computer systems administrators in the industry sector of information. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) network and computer systems administrators is $135,140. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $85,960. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid network and computer systems administrators is $51,030.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of network and computer systems administrators in the industry sector of information from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201685,9602.55%10.11%
201583,7703.12%-
201481,1601.89%-
201379,6302.96%-
201277,270--

Compare Network and Computer Systems Administrator Salary in Different Industries within the Information Sector

The average salaries of network and computer systems administrators in 21 industries in the information sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for network and computer systems administrator occupations is the wireless telecommunications carriers (except satellite) industry with an annual salary $91,450. The lowest paying industry is the newspaper publishers industry (annual salary $69,600). For detailed network and computer systems administrator salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite)
$91,450
Other Information Services
$90,450
Other Information Services
$90,450
Cable and Other Subscription Programming
$89,910
Wired Telecommunications Carriers
$88,640
Telecommunications
$87,810
Software Publishers
$87,110
Motion Picture and Video Industries
$85,080
Motion Picture and Sound Recording Industries
$84,980
Publishing Industries (except Internet)
$84,140
Sound Recording Industries
$84,080
Broadcasting (except Internet)
$84,030
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services
$82,600
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services
$82,600
Satellite Telecommunications
$80,270
Other Telecommunications
$80,080
Television Broadcasting
$79,480
Radio and Television Broadcasting
$79,330
Radio Broadcasting
$78,390
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers
$78,130
Newspaper Publishers
$69,600

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].



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