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Computer Network Architects in California

Is California a good place for you to work as a Computer Network Architect?

12.0% Jobs Projection
$123,690 Median Salary
1,310 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Computer Network Architects in California are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Computer Network Architects in California is growing faster than average.

  • Computer Network Architects in California earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Computer Network Architects Work in California?

16,650 people worked as Computer Network Architects in 2018 in this state.

There were 16,900 Computer Network Architects employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 250 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


The typical state has 1,240 Computer Network Architects working in it, which means California has more Computer Network Architects than average.


Job Projections for California

Jobs for Computer Network Architects in this state are growing at a rate of 12.0% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 6.5%.


California Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 1,310 annual Computer Network Architects job openings in California, and 18,600 total jobs in the year 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 11,700 annual jobs and 173,200 total jobs in 2026.

What do Computer Network Architects Make in California?

In 2018 wages for Computer Network Architects ranged from $64,400 to $194,090 with $123,690 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $30.96 to $93.31. The median hourly rate was $59.47.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $60.19 an hour.

The hourly rate declined by $0.72.

The median salary in California is higher than the nationwide median salary.


Top California Metros for Computer Network Architects

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Computer Network Architects.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 5,340 $115,570
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 3,890 $126,680
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 3,740 $146,640
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 1,520 $124,510
Sacramento–Roseville–Arden-Arcade, CA 640 $118,900
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 410 $104,220
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 160 $111,810
Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA 150 $98,760
Bakersfield, CA 130 $87,600
Santa Rosa, CA 70 $113,600
Fresno, CA 60 $108,940
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, CA 40 $112,970

Top States for Computer Network Architects Employment

View the list below to see where most Computer Network Architects work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
California 16,650 $123,690
Texas 12,560 $120,820
Florida 10,280 $86,810
Virginia 9,700 $121,390
New York 8,660 $111,280
Pennsylvania 7,120 $99,860
Colorado 6,040 $113,970
Massachusetts 6,000 $121,050
Washington 5,800 $99,410
Georgia 5,390 $114,350
Maryland 5,340 $126,540
Illinois 5,310 $116,620
New Jersey 5,160 $125,020
Ohio 4,780 $96,530
North Carolina 4,730 $106,170
Indiana 3,620 $82,660
Michigan 3,300 $104,340
Minnesota 3,150 $108,640
Missouri 2,880 $98,100
Arizona 2,550 $100,440

Below are the states where Computer Network Architects get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
Delaware $133,680
Maryland $126,540
New Jersey $125,020
New Hampshire $124,500
California $123,690
District of Columbia $123,590
Connecticut $121,500
Virginia $121,390
Massachusetts $121,050
Texas $120,820

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