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Network and Computer Systems Administrator Salary in Sector of Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

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

Average Annual Salary of Network and Computer Systems Administrators

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$51,930
25th Percentile Wage
$66,150
50th Percentile Wage
$85,550
75th Percentile Wage
$110,920
90th Percentile Wage
$135,950

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for network and computer systems administrators in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services. 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 $135,950. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $85,550. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid network and computer systems administrators is $51,930.

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 professional, scientific, and technical services from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201685,5502.59%10.20%
201583,3303.26%-
201480,6103.03%-
201378,1701.73%-
201276,820--

Compare Network and Computer Systems Administrator Salary in Different Industries within the Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services Sector

The average salaries of network and computer systems administrators in 16 industries in the professional, scientific, and technical services 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 research and development in the physical, engineering, and life sciences industry with an annual salary $91,660. The lowest paying industry is the veterinary services industry (annual salary $58,500). For detailed network and computer systems administrator salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$91,660
Scientific Research and Development Services
$90,870
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$86,440
Engineering Services
$86,250
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$85,710
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$85,550
Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$85,490
Legal Services
$84,380
Testing Laboratories
$81,120
Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities
$80,540
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services
$80,380
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services
$80,350
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$79,600
Specialized Design Services
$75,400
Photographic Services
$61,320
Veterinary Services
$58,500

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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