A Network Administrator, LAN / WAN earns an average salary of $62,618 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking, Network Management / Administration, and Cisco Networking.

$40,075 - $89,570
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$40K
$63K
$90K
MEDIAN: $62,618
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$19.20 - $30.34
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MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$40,075 - $89,570  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,932  
Profit Sharing
$3,250  
Total Pay (?
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$40,171 - $88,975  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 91
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$19.20 - $30.34  
   
Overtime
$38.26  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,932  
   
Profit Sharing
$3,250  
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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$40,171 - $88,975  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 20
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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

  • Support operating capability of networks, both wireless and wired.
  • Respond to unplanned events that adversely affect the network or computing environment.
  • Investigate, recommend, and install enhancements and operating procedures that regulate network availability.
  • 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.

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Experience Affects Network Administrator, LAN / WAN Salaries




National Average
$60,000


Skills That Affect Network Administrator, LAN / WAN Salaries




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National Average
$60,000

Windows Operating System General Use
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Linux
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Microsoft Office
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Internet Information Server (IIS)
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Microsoft Word
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 88%
medical benefits
Vision: 68%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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