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Network / System Administrator, General Office Salary

Pay for General Office Network Administrators in the United States sits in the ballpark of $53K annually. Earnings generally vary between $35K and $78K per year. Total cash compensation to General Office Network Administrators bottoms out near $35K and approaches $78K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $8K from bonuses and almost $5K from profit sharing. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. General Office Network Administrators who took the survey are largely men, dominating at 89 percent. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$37,448 - $77,358
(Median)
$37K
$53K
$77K
MEDIAN: $53,030
10%
50%
90%

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$12.51 - $30.28
(Median)
$13
$19
$30
MEDIAN: $19.00
10%
50%
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
$37,448 - $77,358  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,000  
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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$34,966 - $77,902  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 391
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$12.51 - $30.28  
   
Overtime
$15.64 - $44.98  
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.
)
$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,000  
   
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).
)
$34,966 - $77,902  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 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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Moving into a Windows Server System Administrator position seems to be a popular career progression. Median pay for this job 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, Microsoft Exchange, and Windows 2003 Server are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Office, Linux, and Microsoft Word. Those familiar with Microsoft Active Directory also tend to 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 median compensation for relatively untried workers is $46K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $54K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $64K. Survey respondents who have worked for more than 20 years actually report somewhat lower incomes 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
up arrow 5%

Microsoft Active Directory
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Exchange
0%

Windows 2003 Server
0%

National Average
$52,000

Network Management / Administration
up arrow 1%

IT Security & Infrastructure
up arrow 1%

Help Desk / Desktop Support (Tier 2)
up arrow 3%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 3%

Cisco Networking
up arrow 3%

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 3%

Internet Information Server (IIS)
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 5%


Linux
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 89 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: 84% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 14%
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