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Occupational Employment Statistics


15-1231 Computer Network Support Specialists

Analyze, test, troubleshoot, and evaluate existing network systems, such as local area networks (LAN), wide area networks (WAN), cloud networks, servers, and other data communications networks. Perform network maintenance to ensure networks operate correctly with minimal interruption. Excludes “Computer Network Architects” (15-1241) and “Network and Computer Systems Administrators” (15-1244).

Geography Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Northeast Minnesota 16016$35.28/hr$23.89/hr$30.11/hr$35.19/hr$38.46/hr$46.73/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Trade, Transportation and Utilities750$32.31/hr
Financial Activities190$43.90/hr
Professional and Business Services1,320$37.56/hr
Education and Health Services1,400$34.50/hr
Leisure and Hospitality10$30.40/hr
Other Services40$46.36/hr
Public Administration520$36.77/hr
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Northeast Balance of State 30$34.06/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 70$32.25/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 90$34.01/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 90$34.33/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 120$37.12/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 140$35.19/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 150$33.57/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 160$35.19/hr9.6%
Southeast Balance of State 200$35.67/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 210$36.53/hr-2.3%
Northwest Balance of State 260$33.63/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 270$31.44/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 300$33.68/hr1.7%
Central Minnesota 310$35.12/hr1.3%
Rochester MN MSA 310$37.56/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 470$37.56/hr6.4%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 3,300$36.44/hr5.0%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 3,410$36.44/hrN/A
Minnesota 5,180$36.19/hr5.0%

Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Network and Computer Systems Administrators 4,290$49.01/hr3.1%
Computer Network Architects 2,360$63.97/hr2.8%
Computer User Support Specialists 13,000$31.04/hr5.3%

  • 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.