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Network / System Administrator, General Office Salary (United States)

For General Office Network Administrators, annual average wages total $51K per year. In the world of General Office Network Administrators, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $8K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $5K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $33K and $75K. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Male General Office Network Administrators far outnumber their female contemporaries among those who completed the questionnaire. For the most part, General Office Network Administrators enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Network / System Administrator, General Office Salary (?
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$35,578 - $75,329
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51K
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MEDIAN: $50,997
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Network / System Administrator, General Office Salary (?
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$12.41 - $29.32
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National Salary Data

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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$35,578 - $75,329  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,603  
Profit Sharing
$306.39 - $5,034  
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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$33,352 - $75,411  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 432
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$12.41 - $29.32  
   
Overtime
$15.72 - $42.74  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,603  
   
Profit Sharing
$306.39 - $5,034  
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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$33,352 - $75,411  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 106
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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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A typical career transition for a General Office Network Administrator is to move to a Windows Server System Administrator position, an upper-level role, where median pay is $60K annually.

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Popular Skills for Network / System Administrator, General Office

Survey results imply that General Office Network Administrators deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. Most notably, skills in Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft Active Directory, IT Security & Infrastructure, and Microsoft Exchange are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Microsoft Office, Windows Operating System General Use, and Windows 2003 Server. 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 $45K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $52K. General Office Network Administrators claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median 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 $51K on average.

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Experience Affects Network / System Administrator, General Office Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$50,000

Skills That Affect Network / System Administrator, General Office Salaries

Microsoft SQL Server
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Microsoft Exchange
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IT Security & Infrastructure
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Linux
0%
National Average
$50,000
Network Management / Administration
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Microsoft Word
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Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
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Internet Information Server (IIS)
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Help Desk / Desktop Support (Tier 2)
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Cisco Networking
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Windows 2003 Server
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 123 votes.

Gender

Female
13%
female alumni
 
Male
87%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 12%