There are currently an estimated 391,300 computer systems administrators in the United States. The computer systems administrator job market is expected to grow by 6.1% between 2016 and 2026.

How employable are computer systems administrators?

CareerExplorer rates computer systems administrators with a B- employability rating, meaning this career should provide good employment opportunities for the foreseeable future. Over the next 10 years, it is expected the US will need 28,700 computer systems administrators. That number is based on 24,000 additional computer systems administrators, and the retirement of 4,700 existing computer systems administrators.

What’s the supply of computer systems administrators?

The computer systems administrator industry is concentrated in California, Texas, New York

Computer Systems Administrator job market by state

State Name Employed Computer Systems Administrators
California 40,700
Texas 32,660
New York 25,290
Virginia 19,510
Florida 18,970
Maryland 15,400
Pennsylvania 13,700
Ohio 13,340
Illinois 13,210
New Jersey 11,850
North Carolina 11,550
Georgia 10,820
Colorado 10,600
Massachusetts 9,310
Washington 9,200
Minnesota 8,540
Missouri 8,420
Michigan 8,250
Arizona 7,480
Indiana 7,220
Wisconsin 6,760
South Carolina 5,810
Kansas 5,510
Tennessee 5,490
Alabama 4,230
Utah 3,450
Oregon 3,440
Iowa 3,340
Kentucky 3,160
Connecticut 3,140
Nebraska 3,140
Oklahoma 2,840
Louisiana 2,790
Arkansas 2,720
District of Columbia 2,450
New Hampshire 1,990
Rhode Island 1,960
New Mexico 1,760
South Dakota 1,640
Vermont 1,490
Nevada 1,490
Delaware 1,360
Idaho 1,330
Maine 1,250
Mississippi 1,250
West Virginia 1,230
Hawaii 1,190
Alaska 1,020
Puerto Rico 940
Montana 640
North Dakota 620
Wyoming 530
Guam 80
Virgin Islands 40