Network Administrator, IT Salary

Men account for the majority of IT Network Administrators in the United States. The overall average income for this group is approximately $51K annually. Cash earnings for IT Network Administrators — which occasionally include more than $5K from bonuses and more than $9K from profit sharing — stretch from around $34K to approximately $72K. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Most IT Network Administrators like their work and job satisfaction is high. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$35,595 - $72,386
(Median)
$36K
$51K
$72K
MEDIAN: $51,374
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50%
90%

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$13.32 - $29.97
(Median)
$13
$20
$30
MEDIAN: $19.00
10%
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$35,595 - $72,386  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,141  
Profit Sharing
$248.32 - $9,060  
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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$33,690 - $72,329  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,620
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$13.32 - $29.97  
   
Overtime
$18.68 - $42.64  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,141  
   
Profit Sharing
$248.32 - $9,060  
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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$33,690 - $72,329  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 533
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Job Description for Network Administrator, IT

IT network administrators are responsible for supporting groups of computers and other technology devices that are interconnected and communicate using different computer technologies, such as local area networks (LAN) and wide area networks (WAN). IT network administrators are responsible for both the hardware and software that is required to build, configure and maintain a LAN and/or WAN. They also troubleshoot the organization's network infrastructure when problems arise. Network administrators have knowledge and understanding of servers, firewalls and routers as well as a strong background in network design, implementation and network connectivity experience.

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Network Administrator, IT Tasks

  • Provide hands-on network administration support, network maintenance and operations support.
  • Recommend networking software and hardware enhancements.
  • Build, configure, and troubleshoot local area network (LAN), wide area network (WAN), and other company networks.
  • Diagnose and correct network systems issues.

Common Career Paths for Network Administrator, IT


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IT Network Administrators who go on to become Information Technology Directors may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Information Technology Directors is $101K annually. IT Network Administrators typically move into roles as Information Technology Managers or IT Senior Network Administrators, and those positions pay $26K more and $15K more, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Network Administrator, IT


IT Network Administrators report using a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in System Administration, Microsoft Active Directory, Cisco Networking, and SQL are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include HTML, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft Access. It is often found that people who know Microsoft Exchange are also skilled in Microsoft Office and Cisco Networking.

Pay by Experience Level for Network Administrator, IT

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


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. The average beginner in this position makes around $46K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $52K. For IT Network Administrators, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $58K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $60K.

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Experience Affects Network Administrator, IT Salaries




National Average
$51,000


Skills That Affect Network Administrator, IT Salaries


Cisco Networking
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Microsoft Active Directory
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Microsoft Exchange
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Windows 2003 Server
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SQL
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Network Management / Administration
0%

Internet Information Server (IIS)
0%

Linux
0%

National Average
$51,000

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
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Windows Operating System General Use
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Microsoft Access
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 402 votes.

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 14%
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