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Network / System Administrator, General Office Salary

Median pay for General Office Network Administrators in the United States is around $53K per year. In the world of General Office Network Administrators, overall income ranges from $34K near the bottom to $77K at the top; this can include more than $8K from bonuses and more than $5K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. The vast majority of General Office Network Administrators (87 percent) survey respondents are men. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$37,195 - $77,307
(Median)
$37K
$53K
$77K
MEDIAN: $52,732
10%
50%
90%

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$12.16 - $27.10
(Median)
$12
$19
$27
MEDIAN: $18.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$37,195 - $77,307  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,790  
Profit Sharing
$304.10 - $5,051  
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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$34,205 - $77,226  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 392
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$12.16 - $27.10  
   
Overtime
$12.67 - $42.96  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,790  
   
Profit Sharing
$304.10 - $5,051  
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).
)
$34,205 - $77,226  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 93

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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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Many General Office Network Administrators move into Windows Server System Administrator roles, in which average pay is a slightly higher $60K per year.

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Popular Skills for Network / System Administrator, General Office


Survey takers working as General Office Network Administrators report using a large range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft Active Directory, IT Security & Infrastructure, and Microsoft Exchange are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Microsoft Office, Microsoft Word, and Linux. For most people, competency in Microsoft Active Directory indicates knowledge of 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 earns $47K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $53K. For General Office Network Administrators, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $62K. Respondents who boast more than 20 years of experience can't seem to boast paychecks reflecting that extensive experience, though; veteran General Office Network Administrators report making only $53K on average.

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Experience Affects Network / System Administrator, General Office Salaries



Late-Career
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National Average
$52,000


Skills That Affect Network / System Administrator, General Office Salaries

Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 7%

Microsoft Active Directory
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IT Security & Infrastructure
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Microsoft Exchange
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Windows 2003 Server
0%

National Average
$52,000

Network Management / Administration
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Help Desk / Desktop Support (Tier 2)
up arrow 1%

Cisco Networking
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Windows Operating System General Use
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Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
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Linux
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Internet Information Server (IIS)
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Microsoft Word
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 98 votes.

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
87 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 14%