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Network / System Administrator, General Office Salary (United States)

General Office Network Administrators in the United States ordinarily take home approximately $51K annually. Total incomes of General Office Network Administrators incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $7K from bonuses and close to $5K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $33K and $74K. Medical benefits are awarded to the greater part, and most earn dental coverage. Men make up the vast majority of General Office Network Administrators (85 percent). For the most part, General Office Network Administrators enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Network / System Administrator, General Office Salary (?
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$35,121 - $74,175
(Median)
35K
51K
61K
74K
MEDIAN: $50,576
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Network / System Administrator, General Office Salary (?
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$12.54 - $28.35
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$35,121 - $74,175  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,787  
Profit Sharing
$342.55 - $5,152  
Commission
$0.00 - $4,000  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$32,969 - $74,309  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 468
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.54 - $28.35  
   
Overtime
$16.14 - $40.38  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,787  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $4,000  
Profit Sharing
$342.55 - $5,152  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$32,969 - $74,309  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 118
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Job Description for Network / System Administrator, General Office

The network/system administrator (general office) is responsible for working to administer the organization’s network, file servers, and print servers. Their main objective is to keep all business networks, servers, and computer systems running and in good working order. Network/system administrators are responsible for the day-to-day maintenance and operation of all network and system servers and related processes. This includes creating network users and groups, assigning security groups and clearances to individual users, installing applications on to file servers, maintaining print servers, and scheduling application installations for individual systems. Additionally, network/system administrators handles all security issues, including patches, updates, and virus protection. Individuals in this position generally work full time in an office setting, although occasional overnight or weekend work may be required during specific application installations and deployments. They typically report to a department lead or manager.
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Network / System Administrator, General Office Tasks
  • Monitor network and systems for performance, security,and other issues.
  • Install, configure, maintain, upgrade, and troubleshoot file, email, and authentication servers, as well as Internet access and other networked services.
  • Assist users with software, hardware, and connectivity issues.
  • Recommend, install, configure, maintain, and upgrade all computer and networking software and hardware for use in an office, department, or small company.

Common Career Paths for Network / System Administrator, General Office

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Additional career progression can often lead to a hefty increase in pay for General Office Network Administrators. Many move into a Windows Server System Administrator role where pay averages at $60K per year.

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Popular Skills for Network / System Administrator, General Office

General Office Network Administrators seem to exploit a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Microsoft SQL Server, IT Security & Infrastructure, Microsoft Active Directory, and Linux are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts of 10 percent, 5 percent, 4 percent, and 4 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Microsoft Office. Those educated in Microsoft Active Directory tend to be well versed in Help Desk / Desktop Support (Tier 2) and IT Security & Infrastructure.

Pay by Experience Level for Network / System Administrator, General Office

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $45K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $51K on average. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $60K in this role. Survey respondents who have worked for more than 20 years actually report somewhat lower incomes of $53K. Age distribution in this workforce is concentrated between one and nine years of experience; a majority of respondents fall in this range. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up nearly one in four of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than two percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than five percent.

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Experience Affects Network / System Administrator, General Office Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 6%
National Average
$50,000

Skills That Affect Network / System Administrator, General Office Salaries

Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 10%
Microsoft Active Directory
up arrow 4%
Linux
up arrow 2%
Help Desk / Desktop Support (Tier 2)
up arrow 1%
Microsoft Exchange
up arrow 1%
Cisco Networking
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Network Management / Administration
0%
Microsoft Word
0%
National Average
$50,000
Internet Information Server (IIS)
up arrow 1%
Windows 2003 Server
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Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 2%
Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 143 votes.

Gender

Female
15%
female alumni
 
Male
85%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 13%