Men represent the vast majority of LAN Network Administrators in the United States. People in this role can earn an average of $54K per year nationwide. Among folks in this role, job satisfaction levels approximately match the national average. A fair number enjoy medical and dental coverage in this occupation, and a strong majority get vision benefits. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$42,825 - $90,164
(Median)
$43K
$54K
$90K
MEDIAN: $53,838
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90%

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$15.55 - $20.00
(Median)
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$18
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MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$42,825 - $90,164  
   
Bonus
$650  
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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$37,092 - $90,151  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 32
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$18.12  
   
Overtime
$30.00  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Bonus
$650  
   
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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$37,092 - $90,151  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 7
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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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As LAN Network Administrators transition into upper-level roles such as Senior Systems Engineer, they may see a strong upturn in salary. Senior Systems Engineers earn $89K on average per year. LAN Network Administrators moving up in their careers tend to step into positions as Information Technology Managers or WAN Network Administrators. The median paychecks in those roles are $25K higher and $2K higher, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Network Administrator, LAN


LAN Network Administrators generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. 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, with boosts between 4 percent and 9 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like 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.


The average beginner in this position makes around $44K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $52K. LAN Network Administrators claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $58K. LAN Network Administrators who have racked up more than two decades of experience report lower incomes overall; the average sum for this crowd comes out to only $56K.

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Experience Affects Network Administrator, LAN Salaries


Late-Career
up arrow 8%


National Average
$52,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 15%

Skills That Affect Network Administrator, LAN Salaries

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 9%

Microsoft Access
up arrow 7%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 4%

Network Management / Administration
up arrow 4%

Cisco Networking
up arrow 4%

National Average
$52,000

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Exchange
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

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

Years of Experience

1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 70%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
medical benefits
Vision: 70%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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