Network Administrator, LAN / WAN Salary

A Network Administrator, LAN / WAN earns an average salary of $64,404 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking and Network Management / Administration.

$40,123 - $90,671
$40K
$64K
$91K
MEDIAN: $64,084
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50%
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$19.04 - $33.33
$19
$25
$33
MEDIAN: $24.97
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$40,123 - $90,671  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,034  
Profit Sharing
$6,500  
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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$40,205 - $90,328  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 86
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$19.04 - $33.33  
   
Overtime
$38.71  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,034  
   
Profit Sharing
$6,500  
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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$40,205 - $90,328  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 22

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Job Description for Network Administrator, LAN / WAN

Network administrators (LAN/WAN) are responsible for maintaining computing environments, identifying system requirements, handling repairs, installing upgrades, and monitoring network operations and efficiency for their organizations. They also confer with end-users and management, set up permissions and workstations, access protocols, perform security upgrades, and patch critical vulnerabilities in network systems.

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Network Administrator, LAN / WAN Tasks

  • Oversee network infrastructure and monitor system reliability and performance.
  • Plan and implement network security, set up firewalls, manage host security, apply cryptography to network applications, and regulate file permissions.
  • Investigate, recommend, and install enhancements and operating procedures that regulate network availability.
  • Support operating capability of networks, both wireless and wired.
  • Respond to unplanned events that adversely affect the network or computing environment.

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Pay by Experience Level for Network Administrator, LAN / WAN

Pay by Experience for a Network Administrator, LAN / WAN has a positive trend. An entry-level Network Administrator, LAN / WAN with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 39 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Network Administrator, LAN / WAN with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $67,000 based on 35 salaries. An experienced Network Administrator, LAN / WAN which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $70,000 based on 40 salaries. A Network Administrator, LAN / WAN with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $79,000 based on 16 salaries.

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Key Stats for Network Administrator, LAN / WAN

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
15%
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Experience Affects Network Administrator, LAN / WAN Salaries

▲30%

▲14%

▲10%

National Average
$61,000

▼18%

Skills That Affect Network Administrator, LAN / WAN Salaries





National Average
$61,000

Microsoft Active Directory
▼5%

Linux
▼6%


Microsoft Office
▼8%

Internet Information Server (IIS)
▼9%

Microsoft Word
▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 87%
vision benefits
Vision: 70%
no benefits
None: 11%
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