Network and Computer Systems Administrator

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.

Fast Facts

Hourly Pay
Entry Level: $26.48/hr
Median: $33.21/hr
Experienced: $41.37/hr

Current Employment
1,116 (2016)

Projected Employment
1,174 (2025)

Growth for Network and Computer Systems Administrators

2015 Jobs2025 JobsChange (2015-2025)% Change (2015-2025)

Industries Employing Network and Computer Systems Administrators

IndustryOccupation Jobs in Industry (2016)% of Occupation in Industry (2016)% of Total Jobs in Industry (2016)
Computer Systems Design Services16014.3%4.2%
Custom Computer Programming Services958.5%4.1%
Corporate, Subsidiary, and Regional Managing Offices 615.5%1.2%
Local Government, Excluding Education and Hospitals403.6%0.3%
Temporary Help Services393.5%0.5%

Occupational Tasks

  • Maintain and administer computer networks and related computing environments including computer hardware, systems software, applications software, and all configurations.
  • Perform data backups and disaster recovery operations.
  • Diagnose, troubleshoot, and resolve hardware, software, or other network and system problems, and replace defective components when necessary.
  • Plan, coordinate, and implement network security measures to protect data, software, and hardware.
  • Configure, monitor, and maintain email applications or virus protection software.