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Network Administrator, LAN Salary

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 $53K annually. Most LAN Network Administrators report high levels of job satisfaction. Most have medical and dental plans, and more than half have vision insurance. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$38,801 - $73,866
(Median)
$39K
$53K
$74K
MEDIAN: $53,077
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50%
90%

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$14.77 - $35.41
(Median)
$15
$20
$35
MEDIAN: $19.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$38,801 - $73,866  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,100  
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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$35,622 - $75,393  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 180
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$14.77 - $35.41  
   
Overtime
$20.13 - $44.84  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,100  
   
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).
)
$35,622 - $75,393  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 38

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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 $88K on average per year. Information Technology Managers or WAN Network Administrators are common next-step roles for LAN Network Administrators moving up in their careers; annual pay for Information Technology Managers is $24K higher on average, and it's $2K higher for WAN Network Administrators.

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Popular Skills for Network Administrator, LAN


Survey results suggest that LAN Network Administrators use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Microsoft Access, Microsoft Exchange, Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking, and Cisco Networking are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 7 percent. For most people, competency in Network Management / Administration indicates knowledge of Microsoft Office.

Pay by Experience Level for Network Administrator, LAN

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


Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $46K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $53K. LAN Network Administrators bring in $63K after working for 10 to 20 years. LAN Network Administrators who claim more than two decades of experience actually make somewhat smaller average paychecks of $56K.

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Experience Affects Network Administrator, LAN Salaries


Late-Career
up arrow 8%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$52,000

Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Network Administrator, LAN Salaries

Microsoft Access
up arrow 7%

Microsoft Exchange
up arrow 5%

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 3%

Cisco Networking
up arrow 3%

Network Management / Administration
up arrow 2%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 1%

National Average
$52,000

Microsoft Word
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 32 votes.

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 85%
vision benefits Vision: 69% employee benefits None: 7%