Network / System Administrator, General Office Salary

General Office Network Administrators in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $57K per year. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$38,908 - $76,708
$39K
$57K
$77K
MEDIAN: $57,320
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50%
90%

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$14.98 - $32.99
$15
$22
$33
MEDIAN: $21.84
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$38,908 - $76,708  
   
Bonus
$240.88 - $8,243  
Profit Sharing
$2,035  
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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$36,648 - $77,373  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 152
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$14.98 - $32.99  
   
Overtime
$4.50 - $44.19  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$240.88 - $8,243  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,035  
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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$36,648 - $77,373  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 57
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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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Moving into a Network Engineer position seems to be a popular career progression. Median pay for this job is $65K annually.

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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 Cisco Networking, Windows 2003 Server, IT Security & Infrastructure, and Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking 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 familiar with Microsoft Active Directory also tend to know 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.


General Office Network Administrators with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $52K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $57K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $64K in this role. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of 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 30 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
36%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
6%
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Experience Affects Network / System Administrator, General Office Salaries

▲16%

▲13%

▲1%

National Average
$57,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect Network / System Administrator, General Office Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 30 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
36%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
vision benefits
Vision: 58%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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