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Network / System Administrator, General Office Salary

The average General Office Network Administrator in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $53K annually. Compensation ranges from $35K on the lower end to $78K per year on the higher end. Overall cash earnings for General Office Network Administrators stretch from $35K on the lower end to $78K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $8K from bonuses and $5K from profit sharing. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most General Office Network Administrators. The vast majority of General Office Network Administrators (88 percent) survey respondents are men. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$37,298 - $77,358
(Median)
$37K
$53K
$77K
MEDIAN: $52,953
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$12.49 - $29.18
(Median)
$12
$19
$29
MEDIAN: $19.00
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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
$37,298 - $77,358  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,876  
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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$34,849 - $77,930  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 391
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$12.49 - $29.18  
   
Overtime
$15.72 - $44.86  
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 - $7,876  
   
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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$34,849 - $77,930  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 85

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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 participants wield an impressively varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft Active Directory, Microsoft Exchange, and Windows 2003 Server are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Microsoft Office, Linux, and Microsoft Word. Those educated in Microsoft Active Directory tend to be well versed in 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. General Office Network Administrators bring in $63K 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
0%

IT Security & Infrastructure
0%

Windows 2003 Server
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National Average
$52,000

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

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 90 votes.

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

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: 84% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 14%
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