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. May also design network and computer security measures. May research and recommend network and data communications hardware and software.

Fast Facts

Hourly Pay
Entry Level: $36.30/hr
Median: $47.14/hr
Experienced: $59.63/hr

Current Employment
306 (2019)

Projected Employment
346 (2030)

Growth for Computer Network Architects

2019 Jobs2030 JobsChange (2019-2030)% Change (2019-2030)

Industries Employing Computer Network Architects

IndustryOccupation Jobs in Industry (2019)% of Occupation in Industry (2019)% of Total Jobs in Industry (2019)
Computer Systems Design Services6621.4%1.5%
Custom Computer Programming Services3712.2%1.4%
Corporate, Subsidiary, and Regional Managing Offices206.5%0.4%
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 185.8%1.5%
Direct Health and Medical Insurance Carriers144.6%0.4%

Occupational Tasks

  • Adjust network sizes to meet volume or capacity demands.
  • Communicate with customers, sales staff, or marketing staff to determine customer needs.
  • Communicate with system users to ensure accounts are set up properly or to diagnose and solve operational problems.
  • Coordinate installation of new equipment.
  • Coordinate network operations, maintenance, repairs, or upgrades.