Men make up the majority of LAN Network Administrators in the United States, and the nationwide average salary in this area lies in the neighborhood of $54K per year. For the most part, people in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. A fair number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$42,386 - $76,917
$42K
$54K
$77K
MEDIAN: $53,643
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$42,386 - $76,917  
   
Bonus
$1,400  
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$37,960 - $77,425  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 27

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Job Description for Network Administrator, LAN

  • Assist in the planning, development, testing and deployment of local and global IT initiatives.
  • Oversee network infrastructure.
  • Monitor system reliability and performance.
  • Support the configuration and operation of local and global communications infrastructure.

Common Career Paths for Network Administrator, LAN


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LAN Network Administrators who go on to become Senior Systems Engineers may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Senior Systems Engineers is $89K annually. Typical career progression for a LAN Network Administrator involves becoming an Information Technology Manager or a WAN Network Administrator, roles that pay $25K more and $1K more on average.

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Popular Skills for Network Administrator, LAN


LAN Network Administrators report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking, Microsoft Access, Network Management / Administration, and Microsoft Office are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Microsoft Word, Windows Operating System General Use, and Microsoft Exchange. Microsoft Office and Network Management / Administration are correlating skills — those who know the former usually know the latter.

Pay by Experience Level for Network Administrator, LAN

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


Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $46K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $52K. On average, LAN Network Administrators make $56K following one to two decades on the job. LAN Network Administrators who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't higher than those with 10 to 20 years.

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Key Stats for Network Administrator, LAN

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
17%
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Experience Affects Network Administrator, LAN Salaries


Late-Career
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National Average
$53,000


Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Network Administrator, LAN Salaries

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 7%

Microsoft Access
up arrow 5%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 2%

Network Management / Administration
up arrow 2%

Cisco Networking
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National Average
$53,000

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Exchange
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Years of Experience

1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
vision benefits
Vision: 74%
dental benefits
None: 5%
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