Median pay for General Office Network Administrators in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $58K per year. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most General Office Network Administrators. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and the greater part earn dental coverage. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$39,280 - $77,057
$39K
$58K
$77K
MEDIAN: $58,104
10%
50%
90%

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$14.77 - $32.84
$15
$21
$33
MEDIAN: $21.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$39,280 - $77,057  
   
Bonus
$175.00 - $8,500  
Profit Sharing
$2,850  
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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$36,019 - $77,377  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 163
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$14.77 - $32.84  
   
Overtime
$4.56 - $43.98  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$175.00 - $8,500  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,850  
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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$36,019 - $77,377  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 61

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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

  • 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.
  • 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.

Common Career Paths for Network / System Administrator, General Office


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Many General Office Network Administrators transition into upper-level Network Engineer positions. Network Engineers earn a median of $65K per year.

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Popular Skills for Network / System Administrator, General Office


General Office Network Administrators seem to wield many skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Cisco Networking, Windows 2003 Server, Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking, and IT Security & Infrastructure are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 6 percent and 8 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Microsoft Word, Help Desk / Desktop Support, and Internet Information Server. 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.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $52K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $58K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $63K in this role. General Office Network Administrators with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $65K.

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Key Stats for Network / System Administrator, General Office

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 29 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
36%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
5%
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Experience Affects Network / System Administrator, General Office Salaries




National Average
$57,000


Skills That Affect Network / System Administrator, General Office Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 29 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
36%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
vision benefits
Vision: 59%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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