Network Administrator, IT Salary

Male IT Network Administrators number significantly more than their female counterparts, and average earnings in this role come out to $55K per year in the United States. In the world of IT Network Administrators, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $6K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $8K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $35K and $79K. Geography and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Work is enjoyable for IT Network Administrators, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$39,439 - $77,586
$39K
$55K
$78K
MEDIAN: $55,284
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$12.79 - $34.94
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$35
MEDIAN: $20.91
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$39,439 - $77,586  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,185  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $8,000  
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).
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$34,935 - $78,565  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,026
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$12.79 - $34.94  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.31  
Overtime
$18.38 - $52.47  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,185  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $8,000  
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).
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$34,935 - $78,565  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 337

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Job Description for Network Administrator, IT

Network administrators, IT are responsible for keeping their organization's computer network up to date. They must make sure that their system runs smoothly and efficiently. Their tasks include performing component installation, system updates, system repairs, and system testing. They must update the organization's software regularly. They are responsible for backing up data and information relevant to their computer system. They must install security software, such as virus protection and firewalls and run updates on them on a regular and timely basis. They must be able to troubleshoot network issues. They must be thoroughly familiar with their organization’s information technology (IT) hardware and infrastructure. They must have proven experience in network architecture.

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Network Administrator, IT Tasks

  • Build, configure, and troubleshoot local area network (LAN), wide area network (WAN), and other company networks.
  • Diagnose and correct network systems issues.
  • Provide hands-on network administration support, network maintenance and operations support.
  • Recommend networking software and hardware enhancements.

Common Career Paths for Network Administrator, IT


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IT Network Administrators may progress into high-paying roles like Information Technology Director, where median compensation is $103K annually. Becoming an Information Technology Manager or a Network Administrator is a common transition from an IT Network Administrator role.

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Popular Skills for Network Administrator, IT


IT Network Administrators report using a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in VMware ESX, Internet Information Server, Linux, and Windows Server 2008 R2 are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts of 7 percent, 6 percent, 5 percent, and 5 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Windows Operating System General Use, Microsoft Office, and Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking. Network Management / Administration is a skill commonly found among those who know Cisco Networking.

Pay by Experience Level for Network Administrator, IT

Pay by Experience for a Network Administrator, IT has a positive trend. An entry-level Network Administrator, IT with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 670 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Network Administrator, IT with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $56,000 based on 414 salaries. An experienced Network Administrator, IT which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $62,000 based on 355 salaries. A Network Administrator, IT with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $67,000 based on 100 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $53,848

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For IT Network Administrators, busy Houston offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 19 percent above the national average. IT Network Administrators will also find cushy salaries in Boston (+19 percent), San Diego (+18 percent), San Antonio (+12 percent), and Seattle (+11 percent). IT Network Administrators in Las Vegas report much lower salaries than the rest of the country — 22 percent below the national average — proving that residence is a major factor in overall pay. Below-median salaries also turn up in Fort Lauderdale and Orlando (12 percent lower and 9 percent lower, respectively).

Network Administrator, IT Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Network Administrator, IT?

Network Administrator, IT in Grand Rapids:
"Variety."
Pros: People I work with, the different tasks I perform (keeps it from getting boring), working at different small businesses/meeting lots of people.
Cons: Salaray=no overtime when I do work over 40 hours. Management wont resolve some issues that are hindering performance of company.

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Key Stats for Network Administrator, IT

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 224 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects Network Administrator, IT Salaries

▲24%

▲15%

▲4%

National Average
$54,000

▼9%

Skills That Affect Network Administrator, IT Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 224 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
vision benefits
Vision: 61%
no benefits
None: 15%
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