Network / System Administrator, General Office Salary

A sizeable majority of General Office Network Administrators in the United States are men. In this role, average pay is around $54K annually. Total cash earnings of General Office Network Administrators range from $36K on the low end to $77K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $8K and $5K, respectively. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Job satisfaction for General Office Network Administrators is high. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$38,007 - $76,927
(Median)
$38K
$54K
$77K
MEDIAN: $53,696
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$12.93 - $30.77
(Median)
$13
$20
$31
MEDIAN: $19.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$38,007 - $76,927  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,644  
Profit Sharing
$40.55 - $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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$35,607 - $77,497  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 382
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$12.93 - $30.77  
   
Overtime
$12.15 - $44.48  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,644  
   
Profit Sharing
$40.55 - $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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$35,607 - $77,497  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 90
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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 some General Office Network Administrators move into positions like Network Engineer (where the average salary is $64K), this progression is not the norm.

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Popular Skills for Network / System Administrator, General Office


Survey respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. Most notably, skills in Windows 2003 Server, Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft Active Directory, and Cisco Networking are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Microsoft Word, Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking, 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.


Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $47K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $54K. On average, General Office Network Administrators make $63K following one to two decades on the job. Survey participants with more than two decades under their belts actually report earning less than people with less experience; the former take home only $61K on average.

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Experience Affects Network / System Administrator, General Office Salaries




National Average
$53,000


Skills That Affect Network / System Administrator, General Office Salaries


Microsoft SQL Server
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Microsoft Active Directory
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IT Security & Infrastructure
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Microsoft Exchange
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Cisco Networking
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National Average
$53,000

VMware ESX
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Network Management / Administration
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Help Desk / Desktop Support (Tier 2)
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Microsoft Office
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Internet Information Server (IIS)
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Microsoft Word
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 79 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

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%
medical benefits
Vision: 57%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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