Computer network architects

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Total Workforce

103k

Average Age

43.1

Average Salary

$102,256

Average Male Salary

$103,653

Average Female Salary

$87,724

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Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Computer network architects and on wages and locations for those in the field. Computer Systems Design is the industry that employs the most Computer network architects, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Computer network architects, by average wage, is Electronic component & product manufacturing, n.e.c. . Computer network architects are paid most in Ashburn (Southwest/Belmont Ridge) & Dulles Airport PUMA, VA but are relatively concentrated in Allen, Murphy, Plano (East) & Parker Cities PUMA, TX.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$102,256

AVERAGE SALARY

± $3,936

In 2017, Computer network architects earned an average of $102,256, $50,191 more than than the average national salary of $52,065.

Computer hardware engineers make somewhat more than Computer network architects while Marketing & sales managers make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Computer network architects as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.252

WAGE GINI

In 2017, Computer network architects had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.252, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Computer network architects (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

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Spatial Concentration

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Computer network architects.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Computer network architects, by number of employees, are Computer Systems Design, Wired telecommunications carriers, and Telecommunications, except wired telecommunications carriers .

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Industries by Share

103k

2017 Workforce

± 7,886

3.81%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 10.5%

The number of people employed as Computer network architects has been growing at a rate of 3.81%, from 99,451 people in 2016 to 103,238 people in 2017.

This graphic shows the share of Computer network architects employed by various industries. Computer Systems Design employs the largest share of Computer network architects at  30.2%, followed by Wired telecommunications carriers with 8.02% and Telecommunications, except wired telecommunications carriers  with 5.83%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Computer network architects in the US. The average age of male Computer network architects in the workforce is 43.4 and of female Computer network architects is 40.3, and the most common race/ethnicity for Computer network architects is White.

Gender Composition

94.2k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 7,532

9.05k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 2,336

91.2% of Computer network architects are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Computer network architects.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Computer network architects

  1. White

  2. Asian

  3. Black

72.5% of Computer network architects are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 16.5% of Computer network architects, Asian is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Computer network architects.

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Age by Gender

43.4

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 0.831

40.3

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 3.09

The median age of Computer network architects is 43.1, and Male employees are generally 3.12 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Computer network architects from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Computer network architects is Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services but a relatively high number of Computer network architects 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 Computer network architects from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Computer network architects need many skills, but most especially Active Listening. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Computer network architects need more than the average amount of Installation, Programming, and Technology Design.

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