Network / System Administrator, General Office Salary

An average General Office Network Administrator in the United States can expect to take home roughly $53K per year. Lower pay rates hover around $35K, and the higher rates verge on $77K per year. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $8K and $5K, respectively — total cash payment to General Office Network Administrators can bottom out near $35K or peak near $77K depending on individual performance. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most General Office Network Administrators. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$37,627 - $76,826
(Median)
$38K
$53K
$77K
MEDIAN: $52,824
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$12.51 - $29.71
(Median)
$13
$19
$30
MEDIAN: $19.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$37,627 - $76,826  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,745  
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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$35,033 - $77,032  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 386
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$12.51 - $29.71  
   
Overtime
$11.98 - $44.86  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,745  
   
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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$35,033 - $77,032  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 86
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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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General Office Network Administrators who advance into the role of a Network Engineer are fairly uncommon. Network Engineers on average earn $64K per year.

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Popular Skills for Network / System Administrator, General Office


Survey results imply that General Office Network Administrators deploy a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft Active Directory, Microsoft Exchange, and IT Security & Infrastructure are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include VMware ESX, Microsoft Office, and Linux. Most people experienced in Microsoft Active Directory also 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.


People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $47K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $54K. General Office Network Administrators bring in $64K after working for 10 to 20 years. General Office Network Administrators who claim more than two decades of experience actually make somewhat smaller average paychecks of $53K.

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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
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Microsoft Active Directory
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Microsoft Exchange
0%

IT Security & Infrastructure
0%

Windows 2003 Server
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National Average
$52,000

Network Management / Administration
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Cisco Networking
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Help Desk / Desktop Support (Tier 2)
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Windows Operating System General Use
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Internet Information Server (IIS)
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Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
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Microsoft Word
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Linux
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VMware ESX
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 86 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
35%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 14%
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