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Network and Computer Systems Administrator Salary Information

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 [1].

Table 1. Network and Computer Systems Administrator Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$48,870
25th Percentile Wage
$61,870
50th Percentile Wage
$79,700
75th Percentile Wage
$102,400
90th Percentile Wage
$127,610

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.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201679,7002.37%8.96%
201577,8102.60%-
201475,7902.36%-
201374,0001.95%-
201272,560--

Table 2. Network and Computer Systems Administrator Salary by Industry Sector

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
Mining
$91,480
Information
$85,960
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$85,550
Finance and Insurance
$84,850
Utilities
$83,550
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$83,210
Transportation and Warehousing
$80,190
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$79,590
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$77,470
Construction
$76,420
Manufacturing
$76,150
Wholesale Trade
$76,100
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$76,080
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$73,950
Federal, State, and Local Government
$73,940
Health Care and Social Assistance
$73,370
Retail Trade
$70,780
Educational Services
$68,510
Accommodation and Food Services
$66,730

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Network and Computer Systems Administrators by States

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
Maryland
$99,810
District of Columbia
$93,320
California
$91,520
Virginia
$91,190
New Jersey
$89,540
Rhode Island
$86,370
Washington
$86,160
Massachusetts
$85,700
New York
$84,960
Georgia
$83,750
Connecticut
$83,650
Texas
$82,590
Illinois
$82,300
Minnesota
$82,280
Colorado
$81,870
Alaska
$81,100
North Carolina
$80,010
Nevada
$78,060
Florida
$77,130
Delaware
$76,310
New Hampshire
$76,270
Arizona
$75,630
Oregon
$75,610
Missouri
$74,870
Hawaii
$74,540
Tennessee
$74,300
Utah
$73,770
Pennsylvania
$72,980
Michigan
$72,930
Ohio
$71,730
Nebraska
$71,520
New Mexico
$71,300
Kansas
$69,290
Vermont
$68,820
Wisconsin
$68,460
Alabama
$68,270
Indiana
$67,650
South Carolina
$67,420
Iowa
$67,160
Arkansas
$66,420
Wyoming
$64,980
Mississippi
$64,960
Maine
$64,050
Oklahoma
$63,480
Idaho
$63,440
North Dakota
$63,230
Virgin Islands
$61,490
West Virginia
$60,230
Louisiana
$60,050
South Dakota
$59,860
Montana
$59,740
Kentucky
$59,130
Guam
$54,380
Puerto Rico
$45,470



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