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   (click here for the 10-year forecast)

  Employment Average annual openings
  2016 estimate2026 projectionPercent change Labor force exitsOccupation transfersTotal
Alaska 778798 2.611 3750
United States 391,300415,300 6.15,700 19,00027,100

Job outlook

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


2017 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 41.5123.9630.30 38.9950.2262.60
Alaska 40.2726.0930.66 38.4547.4960.13
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 40.5926.3229.90 37.9948.0962.51
Fairbanks North Star Borough 38.0322.8932.53 38.1745.2750.80
Southeast Region 37.7627.8132.79 36.1543.2149.81
Balance of State 42.5228.8936.17 42.8548.3957.56

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
74668 9.142.2 27.6
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation180
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation84
UI claimants previously working in occupation22
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 284
Number of job position postings 98
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 2.9

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)
Technical Support OEC

 Degree
University of Alaska Anchorage, Kodiak   (Kodiak)
Computer Systems Technology AAS

 Degree
University of Alaska Anchorage, Mat-Su   (Palmer)
Computer Systems Technology AAS

 Degree
University of Alaska Southeast, Juneau   (Juneau)
Network and System Administration OEC

 Degree
University of Alaska Southeast, Ketchikan   (Ketchikan)
Network and System Administration OEC

 Degree
University of Alaska Southeast, Sitka   (Sitka)
Network and System Administration OEC

Alaska Economic Trends articles

Alaska’s IT Workers (April 2013)