Occupational Employment Statistics


15-1152 Computer Network Support Specialists

Analyze, test, troubleshoot, and evaluate existing network systems, such as local area network (LAN), wide area network (WAN), and Internet systems or a segment of a network system. Perform network maintenance to ensure networks operate correctly with minimal interruption. Excludes “Network and Computer Systems Administrators” (15-1142) and “Computer Network Architects” (15-1143).

Geography EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Northwest Minnesota 220104$31.23/hr$19.79/hr$22.85/hr$28.86/hr$36.80/hr$52.52/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Natural Resources and MiningN/AN/A
Trade, Transportation and Utilities350$29.90/hr
Financial Activities360$31.54/hr
Professional and Business Services1,330$27.02/hr
Education and Health Services330$27.21/hr
Leisure and Hospitality30$23.45/hr
Other Services30$26.98/hr
Public Administration200$29.70/hr
Geography EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Rochester MN MSA N/A$28.85/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Southwest Balance of State 50$27.52/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 50$30.79/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 70$28.43/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 90$29.25/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 100$28.73/hr6.9%
Duluth MN-WI MSA 110$28.77/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 140$29.09/hr3.9%
Northwest Balance of State 150$29.03/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 170$22.54/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 210$27.06/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 210$22.79/hr2.2%
Northwest Minnesota 220$28.86/hr17.3%
Fargo ND-MN MSA 260$31.10/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 340$27.29/hrN/A
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 3,040$29.88/hr10.3%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 3,110$29.85/hrN/A
Minnesota 3,970$29.16/hr10.8%

Occupations EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Network and Computer Systems Administrators 7,610$40.26/hr4.1%
Computer User Support Specialists 12,910$26.30/hr6.4%
Information Security Analysts 2,690$46.65/hr23.8%

  • Back up network data.
  • Document help desk requests and resolutions.
  • Maintain logs of network activity.
  • Provide telephone support related to networking or connectivity issues.
  • Analyze network data to determine network usage, disk space availability, or server function.
  • Research hardware or software products to meet technical networking or security needs.
  • Document network support activities.
  • Create or update technical documentation for network installations or changes to existing installations.
  • Configure security settings or access permissions for groups or individuals.
  • Evaluate local area network (LAN) or wide area network (WAN) performance data to ensure sufficient availability or speed, to identify network problems, or for disaster recovery purposes.