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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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$49,830
25th Percentile Wage
$63,020
50th Percentile Wage
$81,100
75th Percentile Wage
$104,460
90th Percentile Wage
$130,200

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 $130,200. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $81,100. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $49,830. Take note 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 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of network and computer systems administrators from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$81,100
1.73% 10.53%
2016
$79,700
2.37% -
2015
$77,810
2.60% -
2014
$75,790
2.36% -
2013
$74,000
1.95% -
2012
$72,560
- -

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

The average salaries of network and computer systems administrators in 20 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 $93,430. The lowest paying sector is the accommodation and food services sector (annual salary $65,330).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Mining
$93,430
Information
$87,950
Utilities
$87,950
Finance and Insurance
$87,420
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$86,710
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$84,870
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$81,140
Transportation and Warehousing
$81,070
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$79,880
Manufacturing
$78,020
Wholesale Trade
$77,930
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$77,370
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$75,770
Health Care and Social Assistance
$74,790
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$74,710
Construction
$74,550
Federal, State, and Local Government
$74,030
Retail Trade
$73,080
Educational Services
$70,020
Accommodation and Food Services
$65,330

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 $42,970 to $100,960. The highest paying state for network and computer systems administrators is Maryland with a median annual salary of $100,960. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $42,970. 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
$100,960
District of Columbia
$95,030
New Jersey
$93,590
California
$92,290
Virginia
$89,990
New York
$88,770
Rhode Island
$88,560
Connecticut
$87,140
Massachusetts
$86,360
Texas
$86,170
Washington
$86,150
Illinois
$84,390
Georgia
$84,040
Minnesota
$83,520
North Carolina
$82,120
Hawaii
$81,710
Colorado
$81,690
Nevada
$80,690
Alaska
$79,970
New Hampshire
$77,760
Oregon
$77,740
Utah
$77,600
Arizona
$77,160
Missouri
$77,100
Tennessee
$75,760
Florida
$75,590
Nebraska
$75,150
Michigan
$74,690
Delaware
$74,070
Ohio
$73,240
Pennsylvania
$73,150
Kansas
$72,580
Mississippi
$71,560
Wisconsin
$70,850
New Mexico
$70,700
Alabama
$70,610
Iowa
$69,990
Vermont
$69,340
Indiana
$69,000
South Carolina
$67,920
Oklahoma
$67,530
Maine
$67,220
Virgin Islands
$65,320
Wyoming
$64,660
Arkansas
$64,070
North Dakota
$63,790
Idaho
$62,880
West Virginia
$61,500
Kentucky
$61,160
South Dakota
$60,340
Montana
$60,140
Louisiana
$60,040
Guam
$52,150
Puerto Rico
$42,970



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