Network / System Administrator, General Office Salary

General Office Network Administrators in the United States take home an average $53K per year. Compensation ranges from $35K on the lower end to $77K per year on the higher end. In the world of General Office Network Administrators, total cash compensation can vary between $35K and $77K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $8K and $5K, respectively. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most General Office Network Administrators. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to over one-half. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$38,096 - $77,048

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$12.51 - $29.71

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$38,096 - $77,048  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,709  
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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$35,268 - $77,283  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 388
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$12.51 - $29.71  
   
Overtime
$12.04 - $44.73  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,709  
   
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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$35,268 - $77,283  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 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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Though not the most common occurrence, General Office Network Administrators sometimes become Network Engineers, where the average income is $64K per year.

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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 Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft Active Directory, Windows 2003 Server, and Microsoft Exchange are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Microsoft Word, Microsoft Office, and Linux. Most people who know 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.


The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $47K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $54K on average. General Office Network Administrators bring in $64K after working for 10 to 20 years. For some reason, General Office Network Administrators with more than two decades of experience report lower paychecks overall; the median sum in this group sits near $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
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Windows 2003 Server
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IT Security & Infrastructure
0%

National Average
$52,000

Network Management / Administration
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Cisco Networking
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VMware ESX
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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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Linux
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Microsoft Word
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 84 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

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: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 14%
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