The salary statistics of network and computer systems administrators are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of network and computer systems administrators within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The network and computer systems administrators annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage|| |
|25th Percentile Wage|| |
|50th Percentile Wage|| |
|75th Percentile Wage|| |
|90th Percentile Wage|| |
Table 1 shows the average annual salary for network and computer systems administrators. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) network and computer systems administrators is $127,610. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $79,700. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $48,870. It is noted that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 161% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.
The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of network and computer systems administrators from 2012 to 2016.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||4-Year Growth|
The average salaries of network and computer systems administrators in 19 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for network and computer systems administrators occupations is the mining sector with an annual salary $91,480. The lowest paying sector is the accommodation and food services sector (annual salary $66,730).
|Industry Sector||Median Annual Salary|
|Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services|| |
|Finance and Insurance|| |
|Management of Companies and Enterprises|| |
|Transportation and Warehousing|| |
|Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services|| |
|Real Estate and Rental and Leasing|| |
|Wholesale Trade|| |
|Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)|| |
|Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation|| |
|Federal, State, and Local Government|| |
|Health Care and Social Assistance|| |
|Retail Trade|| |
|Educational Services|| |
|Accommodation and Food Services|| |
From the above tables we note that not only network and computer systems administrators salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of network and computer systems administrators in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $45,470 to $99,810. The highest paying state for network and computer systems administrators is Maryland with a median annual salary of $99,810. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $45,470. For more salary information of network and computer systems administrators profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.
|State Name||Median Annual Salary|
|District of Columbia|| |
|New Jersey|| |
|Rhode Island|| |
|New York|| |
|North Carolina|| |
|New Hampshire|| |
|New Mexico|| |
|South Carolina|| |
|North Dakota|| |
|Virgin Islands|| |
|West Virginia|| |
|South Dakota|| |
|Puerto Rico|| |