Computer network architects

Detailed Occupation

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2020 Workforce
107k
Average Age
43.2
Average Salary
$105,510
Average Male Salary
$106,384
Average Female Salary
$94,920

About

Computer network architects are most often employed by the Computer Systems Design industry. The average yearly wage for Computer network architects was $105,510 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Computer network architects by wage are Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers, Information security analysts, and Veterinarians.

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 Restaurants & Food Services. Computer network architects are paid most in Napa City PUMA, CA but are relatively concentrated in Plano City (West) PUMA, TX.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$105,510
AVERAGE SALARY
± $4,159

In 2020, Computer network architects earned an average of $105,510, $49,556 more than than the average national salary of $55,954.

Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers make somewhat more than Computer network architects while Information security analysts 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

0.258
WAGE GINI

In 2019, Computer network architects had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.258, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. 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

Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Computer network architects, by average wage, are Restaurants & Food Services, Oil & gas extraction, and Internet publishing, broadcasting & web search portals.

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Industries by Share

107k
2020 Workforce
± 8,038
1.36%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 10.5%

The number of people employed as Computer network architects has been growing at a rate of 1.36%, from 105,815 people in 2019 to 107,253 people in 2020.

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  32%, followed by Wired telecommunications carriers with 8.2% and Telecommunications, except wired telecommunications carriers  with 5.08%.

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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 43.3 and of female Computer network architects is 42, and the most common race/ethnicity for Computer network architects is White (Non-Hispanic).

Composition by Sex

99.1k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 7,725
8.17k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 2,219

92.4% of Computer network architects are Male, making them the more common sex in the occupation. This chart shows the sex breakdown of Computer network architects.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Computer network architects
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
  3. Black (Non-Hispanic)

65% of Computer network architects are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 14.1% of Computer network architects, Asian (Non-Hispanic) 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 Sex

43.3
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 0.827
42
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 3.15

The median age of Computer network architects is 43.2, and Male employees are generally 1.33 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.

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