Network / System Administrator, General Office Salary

Pay for General Office Network Administrators in the United States sits in the ballpark of $53K annually. Pay ranges from $35K on the low end to $78K per year on the high end. Total cash compensation for General Office Network Administrators runs from $35K to $78K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $8K and profit sharing that can reach almost $5K. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$37,588 - $77,432
(Median)
$38K
$53K
$77K
MEDIAN: $52,999
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$12.51 - $29.71
(Median)
$13
$19
$30
MEDIAN: $18.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$37,588 - $77,432  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,946  
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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$35,012 - $77,712  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 384
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 - $7,946  
   
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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$35,012 - $77,712  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 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 might see a strong upturn in salary after transitioning into upper-level roles such as Network Engineer, a seemingly popular career choice. People currently working in the latter position report a noticeably higher median income of $64K per year.

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Popular Skills for Network / System Administrator, General Office


General Office Network Administrators seem to require a rather large skill set. 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 pay less than market rate include Microsoft Office, Linux, and Microsoft Word. 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.


Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $46K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $54K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $64K in this role. 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
up arrow 3%

National Average
$52,000


Skills That Affect Network / System Administrator, General Office Salaries

Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 6%

Microsoft Active Directory
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Exchange
up arrow 1%

IT Security & Infrastructure
0%

National Average
$52,000

Network Management / Administration
up arrow 1%

Windows 2003 Server
up arrow 1%

Cisco Networking
up arrow 2%

Internet Information Server (IIS)
up arrow 2%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 3%

Help Desk / Desktop Support (Tier 2)
up arrow 4%

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 4%

Linux
up arrow 5%

Microsoft Word
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 87 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
27%
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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