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.
|Salary||$40,123 - $90,671|
|Bonus||$0.00 - $5,034|
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|$40,205 - $90,328|
|Hourly Rate||$19.04 - $33.33|
|Bonus||$0.00 - $5,034|
|Total Pay (||$40,205 - $90,328|
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.Read More...
These administrators work with vendors to fine-tune network stability and usefulness, and with end-users to handle training and data security measures. As the technology in this position is constantly growing and changing, those in this position must always stay up-to-date by researching and taking advantage of educational opportunities in their field.
This is typically an indoor position, though it may involve work from behind a desk to crawling through ceilings to install new wire-runs. These administrators must have an array of professional-level skills, including: network performance tuning, exceptional LAN knowledge, network design and implementation, strategic planning, coordination, and quality-focus.
Many positions require at least a bachelor's degree in computer science, as well as more specific certifications such as Microsoft Server, MySQP, MS SQL, and others which deal with hardware and software on a regular basis. In some cases, this may be a 24-hour on-call position, in which sufficient training and preparation will be provided.
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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