Network / System Administrator, General Office Salary
Men account for the majority of General Office Network Administrators in the United States. The overall average income for this group is approximately $57K annually. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most enjoy medical while the larger part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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.Read More...
Network/system administrator jobs generally require a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field or equivalent experience. At least four years' experience working with Microsoft applications is needed as well. Network/system administrators must be familiar with WAN and LAN network environments and have a working knowledge of Microsoft active directory services. Strong knowledge of enterprise level back up systems is a plus, and excellent organizational, communication, and multitasking skills are required.
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.
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Popular Skills for Network / System Administrator, General Office
General Office Network Administrators report using a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Cisco Networking, Windows 2003 Server, VMware ESX, and IT Security & Infrastructure are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 6 percent and 8 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Microsoft Word, Internet Information Server, and Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking. 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.
General Office Network Administrators do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. 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. General Office Network Administrators with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $63K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $64K.