Network & computer systems administrators

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Total Workforce

210k

Average Age

42.2

Average Salary

$75,398

Average Male Salary

$78,153

Average Female Salary

$64,200

About

Network & computer systems administrators are most often employed by the Computer Systems Design industry. The average yearly wage for Network & computer systems administrators was $75,398 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Network & computer systems administrators by wage are Geological & petroleum technicians, & nuclear technicians, Accountants & auditors, and Real estate brokers & sales agents.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Network & computer systems administrators are Dale City, Lake Ridge & Woodbridge PUMA, VA, Allen, Murphy, Plano (East) & Parker Cities PUMA, TX, and Arlington County (North) PUMA, VA. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Network & computer systems administrators are Allen, Murphy, Plano (East) & Parker Cities PUMA, TX, Arlington County (North) PUMA, VA, and Dale City, Lake Ridge & Woodbridge PUMA, VA.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Network & computer systems administrators and on wages and locations for those in the field. Computer Systems Design is the industry that employs the most Network & computer systems administrators, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Network & computer systems administrators, by average wage, is Communications, & audio & video equipment manufacturing. Network & computer systems administrators are paid most in Austin City (South) PUMA, TX but are relatively concentrated in Allen, Murphy, Plano (East) & Parker Cities PUMA, TX.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$75,398

AVERAGE SALARY

± $2,133

In 2017, Network & computer systems administrators earned an average of $75,398, $23,334 more than than the average national salary of $52,065.

Geological & petroleum technicians, & nuclear technicians make somewhat more than Network & computer systems administrators while Accountants & auditors make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Network & computer systems administrators as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.258

WAGE GINI

In 2017, Network & computer systems administrators had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.258, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Network & computer systems administrators (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Network & computer systems administrators.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Network & computer systems administrators

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Network & computer systems administrators.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Network & computer systems administrators, by number of employees, are Computer Systems Design, Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges, and Hospitals.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Network & computer systems administrators, by average wage, are Communications, & audio & video equipment manufacturing, Management of companies & enterprises, and Electric power generation, transmission & distribution.

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Industries by Share

210k

2017 Workforce

± 11,235

-2.3%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 7.71%

The number of people employed as Network & computer systems administrators has been declining at a rate of -2.3%, from 214,629 people in 2016 to 209,698 people in 2017.

This graphic shows the share of Network & computer systems administrators employed by various industries. Computer Systems Design employs the largest share of Network & computer systems administrators at  21.9%, followed by Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges with 6.81% and Hospitals with 4.11%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Network & computer systems administrators in the US. The average age of male Network & computer systems administrators in the workforce is 42 and of female Network & computer systems administrators is 42.9, and the most common race/ethnicity for Network & computer systems administrators is White.

Gender Composition

168k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 10,066

41.4k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 4,995

80.3% of Network & computer systems administrators are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Network & computer systems administrators.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Network & computer systems administrators

  1. White

  2. Asian

  3. Black

75% of Network & computer systems administrators are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 11.2% of Network & computer systems administrators, Asian is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Network & computer systems administrators.

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Age by Gender

42

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 0.693

42.9

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 1.42

The median age of Network & computer systems administrators is 42.2, and Male employees are generally 0.92 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Network & computer systems administrators from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Network & computer systems administrators is Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services but a relatively high number of Network & computer systems administrators hold a major in Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services.

Majors

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Network & computer systems administrators from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Network & computer systems administrators need many skills, but most especially Reading Comprehension, Systems Evaluation, and Systems Analysis. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Network & computer systems administrators need more than the average amount of Installation, Programming, and Equipment Maintenance.

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