Occupational Employment Statistics


15-1142 Network and Computer Systems Administrators

Install, configure, and support an organization’s local area network (LAN), wide area network (WAN), and Internet systems or a segment of a network system. Monitor network to ensure network availability to all system users and may perform necessary maintenance to support network availability. May monitor and test Web site performance to ensure Web sites operate correctly and without interruption. May assist in network modeling, analysis, planning, and coordination between network and data communications hardware and software. May supervise computer user support specialists and computer network support specialists. May administer network security measures. Excludes “Information Security Analysts”(15-1122), “Computer User Support Specialists” (15-1151), and “Computer Network Support Specialists” (15-1152).

Geography EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Northwest Minnesota 44077$34.62/hr$23.64/hr$27.63/hr$33.59/hr$40.48/hr$48.37/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Trade, Transportation and Utilities1,060$38.80/hr
Financial Activities950$46.18/hr
Professional and Business Services2,590$40.48/hr
Education and Health Services870$36.08/hr
Leisure and Hospitality60$30.84/hr
Other Services70$33.90/hr
Public Administration700$45.10/hr
Geography EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Northeast Balance of State 40$32.54/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 50$32.01/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 80$35.21/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 160$34.86/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 160$30.96/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 170$35.61/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 170$34.63/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 210$34.33/hr-3.0%
Southeast Balance of State 220$35.20/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 260$35.52/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 270$35.25/hr-4.3%
Northwest Balance of State 310$33.30/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 370$36.13/hr1.4%
Fargo ND-MN MSA 380$31.71/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 440$33.59/hr5.0%
Central Minnesota 480$35.78/hr6.0%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 5,990$42.00/hr4.1%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 6,170$41.74/hrN/A
Minnesota 7,610$40.26/hr4.1%

Occupations EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Computer Network Support Specialists 3,970$29.16/hr10.8%
Computer Network Architects 3,150$53.14/hr5.3%
Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 1,070$45.58/hr11.0%

  • Perform data backups and disaster recovery operations.
  • Operate master consoles to monitor the performance of computer systems and networks, and to coordinate computer network access and use.
  • Configure, monitor, and maintain email applications or virus protection software.
  • Maintain and administer computer networks and related computing environments including computer hardware, systems software, applications software, and all configurations.
  • Load computer tapes and disks, and install software and printer paper or forms.
  • Monitor network performance to determine whether adjustments need to be made, and to determine where changes will need to be made in the future.
  • Maintain and administer computer networks and related computing environments including computer hardware, systems software, applications software, and all configurations.
  • Maintain logs related to network functions, as well as maintenance and repair records.
  • Diagnose, troubleshoot, and resolve hardware, software, or other network and system problems, and replace defective components when necessary.
  • Analyze equipment performance records to determine the need for repair or replacement.