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Occupational Employment Statistics


DETAILED OCCUPATION DATA

15-1244 Network and Computer Systems Administrators



Install, configure, and maintain an organization’s local area network (LAN), wide area network (WAN), data communications network, operating systems, and physical and virtual servers. Perform system monitoring and verify the integrity and availability of hardware, network, and server resources and systems. Review system and application logs and verify completion of scheduled jobs, including system backups. Analyze network and server resource consumption and control user access. Install and upgrade software and maintain software licenses. May assist in network modeling, analysis, planning, and coordination between network and data communications hardware and software. Excludes “Information Security Analysts” (15-1212), “Computer Network Support Specialists” (15-1231), and “Computer User Support Specialists” (15-1232).

Geography Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
Southeast Minnesota 29026$42.75/hr$28.20/hr$33.18/hr$40.26/hr$51.11/hr$58.11/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Natural Resources and MiningN/AN/A
Construction20$44.29/hr
Manufacturing490$40.72/hr
Trade, Transportation and Utilities500$40.19/hr
Information460$40.98/hr
Financial Activities830$50.21/hr
Professional and Business Services1,530$48.48/hr
Education and Health Services590$40.66/hr
Leisure and Hospitality20$38.29/hr
Other Services70$35.22/hr
Public Administration480$40.65/hr
 
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 40$39.21/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State 50$39.21/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 60$39.21/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 80$39.20/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 110$39.20/hr-2.0%
St Cloud MN MSA 120$36.64/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 140$42.57/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 170$38.16/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 170$39.04/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 180$39.78/hr1.1%
Duluth MN-WI MSA 180$39.51/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 210$39.20/hr-3.7%
Fargo ND-MN MSA 210$39.78/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 230$39.42/hr2.3%
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 280$38.83/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 290$40.26/hr-1.8%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 3,820$49.72/hr3.4%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 3,970$48.48/hrN/A
Minnesota 5,010$43.95/hr3.1%


Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 1,180$49.87/hr6.8%
Computer Network Support Specialists 8,320$31.79/hr5.0%
Computer Network Architects 3,380$55.06/hr2.8%
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technologists and Technicians 1,730$31.57/hr-1.2%


  • 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.
  • Implement and provide technical support for voice services and equipment, such as private branch exchange, voice mail system, and telecom system.
  • 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.