Network and Computer Systems Administrators (15-1142)

Occupation description:  Install, configure, and support an organizations 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. Excludes Information Security Analysts(15-1122), Computer User Support Specialists (15-1151), and Computer Network Support Specialists (15-1152).

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Employment and Job Openings

  Average employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska 720748 3.93 912
United States 382,600412,800 7.93,020 4,9207,940

Job outlook

  • Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with moderate employment opportunities. Read more.


2016 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 40.6323.5029.75 38.3249.2361.35
Alaska 40.9626.6132.15 38.9947.5160.99
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 41.5426.7431.90 39.2848.0064.58
Fairbanks North Star Borough 38.3222.4131.61 37.2544.2749.53
Southeast Region 35.6723.6630.69 34.8940.8248.20
Balance of State 43.4430.9935.54 42.2852.0060.28

Labor Force Indicators

2015 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
78669 8.842.7 28.0
2015 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation173
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation71
UI claimants previously working in occupation13
2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 279
Number of job position postings 100
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 2.8

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: Bachelor’s degree Work experience: None On-the-job training: None

Training Resources

 Degree
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University   (JBER)
Cybersecurity Management & Policy BS
Information Assurance Certificate

 Degree
University of Alaska Anchorage   (Anchorage)
Computer Science Bac

 Degree
University of Alaska Fairbanks   (Fairbanks)
Computer Science Bac
Computer Science Mas

Alaska Economic Trends articles

Alaska’s IT Workers (April 2013)