Network Administrator, IT Salary

Very much a male-dominated career in the United States, IT Network Administrators earn an average of $55K annually. In the world of IT Network Administrators, overall income ranges from $35K near the bottom to $78K at the top; this can include more than $6K from bonuses and more than $8K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a majority collect dental insurance. Most IT Network Administrators like their work and job satisfaction is high. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$38,953 - $77,857
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$55K
$78K
MEDIAN: $55,447
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$13.00 - $34.19
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$34
MEDIAN: $20.85
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$38,953 - $77,857  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,948  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $8,054  
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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$34,605 - $78,445  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 920
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$13.00 - $34.19  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.31  
Overtime
$18.72 - $49.64  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,948  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $8,054  
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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$34,605 - $78,445  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 313
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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. It is not uncommon for an IT Network Administrator to continue on to become an Information Technology Manager or a Network Administrator.

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 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. It is not unusual for someone who knows Cisco Networking to be familiar with Network Management / Administration as well.

Pay by Experience Level for Network Administrator, IT

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For many IT Network Administrators, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $49K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $56K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $62K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $67K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $53,885

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 can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Boston (+19 percent), San Diego (+18 percent), San Antonio (+12 percent), and Seattle (+11 percent). Location significantly influences compensation, with Las Vegas IT Network Administrators earning much less — 22 percent less — than the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in Fort Lauderdale (12 percent lower) and Orlando (9 percent lower).

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 202 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
24%
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 202 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
vision benefits
Vision: 59%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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