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Occupational Employment Statistics


DETAILED OCCUPATION DATA

15-1241 Computer Network Architects



Design and implement computer and information networks, such as local area networks (LAN), wide area networks (WAN), intranets, extranets, and other data communications networks. Perform network modeling, analysis, and planning, including analysis of capacity needs for network infrastructures. May also design network and computer security measures. May research and recommend network and data communications hardware and software. Excludes “Information Security Analysts” (15-1212), “Computer Network Support Specialists” (15-1231), and “Network and Computer Systems Administrators” (15-1244).

Geography Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
Northwest Minnesota 407$57.58/hr$35.19/hr$44.54/hr$55.32/hr$62.57/hr$92.01/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
ConstructionN/AN/A
Manufacturing70$59.57/hr
Trade, Transportation and Utilities140$70.62/hr
Information330$60.06/hr
Financial Activities310$67.54/hr
Professional and Business Services910$63.39/hr
Education and Health Services310$44.01/hr
Leisure and HospitalityN/AN/A
Other ServicesN/AN/A
Public Administration280$66.85/hr
 
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Northeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 10$57.95/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 10$48.58/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 20$60.06/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 30$59.01/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 40$57.43/hr-5.0%
Northwest Minnesota 40$55.32/hr-9.1%
Duluth MN-WI MSA 40$57.43/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 40$52.08/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 40$47.54/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 50$51.23/hr-5.1%
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 60$51.97/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 90$79.01/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 120$79.01/hr-4.8%
Fargo ND-MN MSA 180$53.11/hrN/A
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 1,990$65.17/hr3.7%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 2,020$65.06/hrN/A
Minnesota 2,360$63.97/hr2.8%


Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 990$52.84/hr6.8%
Information Security Analysts 2,900$61.61/hr29.0%
Computer Network Support Specialists 5,180$36.19/hr5.0%
Network and Computer Systems Administrators 4,290$49.01/hr3.1%


  • Maintain networks by performing activities such as file addition, deletion, or backup.
  • Instruct in use of voice, video, and data communications systems.
  • Communicate with system users to ensure accounts are set up properly or to diagnose and solve operational problems.
  • Explain design specifications to integration or test engineers.
  • Develop and implement solutions for network problems.
  • Supervise engineers or other staff in the design or implementation of network solutions.
  • Keep abreast of changes in industry practices and emerging telecommunications technology by reviewing current literature, talking with colleagues, participating in educational programs, attending meetings or workshops, or participating in professional organizations or conferences.
  • Communicate with telecommunications vendors to obtain pricing and technical specifications for available hardware, software, or services.
  • Keep abreast of changes in industry practices and emerging telecommunications technology by reviewing current literature, talking with colleagues, participating in educational programs, attending meetings or workshops, or participating in professional organizations or conferences.
  • Manage user access to systems and equipment through account management and password administration.