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

The average General System Administrator in the United States earns approximately $49,991 annually. Compensation ranges from $32,969 on the low end to $74,309 per year on the high end. Total cash earnings range from $35,121 on the low end to $74,175 on the high end and can include bonus and profit sharing proceeds as high as $6,787 and $5,152, respectively. The majority in this profession are lucky enough to receive benefits; most get medical and dental insurance, and more than half get vision plans, too. Men make up the vast majority of General System Administrators (85 percent). Work is enjoyable for the better half of General System Administrators who claim high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
Network / System Administrator, General Office Salary (?
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.
)
$35,121 - $74,175
(Median)
35K
51K
61K
74K
MEDIAN: $50,576
10%
50%
75%
90%
Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px
Network / System Administrator, General Office Salary (?
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.
)
$12.54 - $28.35
(Median)
13
15
19
23
28
MEDIAN: $19.00
10%
25%
50%
75%
90%
Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

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.
)
$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$35,121 - $74,175  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,787  
Profit Sharing
$342.55 - $5,152  
Commission
$0.00 - $4,000  
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).
)
$32,969 - $74,309  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 468
National Hourly Rate 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$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.54 - $28.35  
   
Overtime
$16.14 - $40.38  
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$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,787  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $4,000  
Profit Sharing
$342.55 - $5,152  
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).
)
$32,969 - $74,309  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 118
Is Network / System Administrator, General Office your job title? Get a personalized salary report!
Location:
United States (change)
Years in Field/Career:

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.
Read More...
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

Add this chart to your site:   640px 640px    300px 300px   Copy and paste this HTML:
As General System Administrators transition into upper-level roles, they usually see a strong upturn in salary. For instance, it is not uncommon for a Windows Server System Administrator to earn an extra $10,082 per year than his or her lower-level colleagues.

Network / System Administrator, General Office Job Listings

Search for more jobs:
job title / company
location

Popular Skills for Network / System Administrator, General Office

General System Administrators report exploiting a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Microsoft SQL Server, IT Security & Infrastructure, Microsoft Active Directory, and Linux are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts of 10 percent, 5 percent, 4 percent, and 4 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Microsoft Office. 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.
After five to 10 years, pay—which begins at $45K—can reach $51K. After 10 to 20 years, compensation comes in at $60K. After 20 years on the job, salaries actually take a dive for General System Administrators, averaging around $53K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 27 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise 1 percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than five. More than half of respondents report having between one and nine years of experience in this field.

Related Job Salaries

Experience Affects Network / System Administrator, General Office Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 6%
National Average
$50,000

Skills That Affect Network / System Administrator, General Office Salaries

Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 10%
Microsoft Active Directory
up arrow 4%
Linux
up arrow 2%
Help Desk / Desktop Support (Tier 2)
up arrow 1%
Microsoft Exchange
up arrow 1%
Cisco Networking
up arrow 1%
Network Management / Administration
0%
Microsoft Word
0%
National Average
$50,000
Internet Information Server (IIS)
up arrow 1%
Windows 2003 Server
up arrow 2%
Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 2%
Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied Image
Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5 based on 143 votes.

Gender

Female
15%
female alumni
 
Male
85%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 13%
Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid
Job Title:
Years in Field/Career:
Location:
United States (change)
- OR -