Network Administrator, IT Salary

Men account for the majority of IT Network Administrators in the United States. The overall average income for this group is approximately $56K per year. Total incomes of IT Network Administrators incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $6K from bonuses and close to $8K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $35K and $79K. Residence and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of IT Network Administrators claim high levels of job satisfaction. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$39,074 - $77,695
$39K
$56K
$78K
MEDIAN: $55,953
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$12.94 - $34.55
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MEDIAN: $20.83
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$0$78K
Salary $39,074 - $77,695
Bonus $0.00 - $6,210
Profit Sharing $-0.49 - $7,891
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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$34,563 - $78,664
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,026
Hourly Data $0$50
Hourly Rate $12.94 - $34.55
Hourly Tips $0.31
Overtime $18.71 - $50.87
Annual Data $0$78K
Bonus $0.00 - $6,210
Profit Sharing $-0.49 - $7,891
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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$34,563 - $78,664
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 351

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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

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

Common Career Paths for Network Administrator, IT


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IT Network Administrators may experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as Information Technology Director. The latter position pays an average of $103K annually. It is not uncommon for an IT Network Administrator to continue on to become an Information Technology Manager or a Network Administrator.

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Popular Skills for Network Administrator, IT


Survey respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. 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 in pay of 6 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Windows Operating System General Use, Microsoft Office, and Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking. Those with knowledge of Cisco Networking tend to be skilled in Network Management / Administration as well.

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: $54,298

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

IT Network Administrators will find that Houston offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 18 percent. IT Network Administrators will also find cushy salaries in Boston (+18 percent), San Diego (+17 percent), San Antonio (+11 percent), and Seattle (+10 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. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Fort Lauderdale (12 percent lower) and Orlando (10 percent lower).

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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 245 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects Network Administrator, IT Salaries

▲23%

▲14%

▲4%

National Average
$54,000

▼10%

Skills That Affect Network Administrator, IT Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 245 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
vision benefits
Vision: 60%
no benefits
None: 15%
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