Network Administrator, LAN Salary

Men make up the majority of LAN Network Administrators in the United States, bringing in about $52K annually. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a large number earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most LAN Network Administrators. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$37,755 - $74,713
(Median)
$38K
$52K
$75K
MEDIAN: $52,054
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50%
90%

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$15.20 - $35.70
(Median)
$15
$20
$36
MEDIAN: $20
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$37,755 - $74,713  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,976  
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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$36,000 - $75,927  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 164
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$15.20 - $35.70  
   
Overtime
$21.00 - $45.06  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,976  
   
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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$36,000 - $75,927  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 34
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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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LAN Network Administrators' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as a Senior Systems Engineer. The average Senior Systems Engineer brings home $88K per year. When LAN Network Administrators are ready for the next step in their careers, they often become Information Technology Managers or WAN Network Administrators. Those roles pay an additional $25K and $2K, respectively.

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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 Office, Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking, and Windows Operating System General Use are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 3 percent and 8 percent. Those educated in Network Management / Administration tend to be well versed in Microsoft Office.

Pay by Experience Level for Network Administrator, LAN

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


Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $46K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $52K. LAN Network Administrators who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $62K. People who have worked for 20 years or more actually report earning less than people who are in the middle of their careers; the veterans take home a mere $57K by contrast.

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Experience Affects Network Administrator, LAN Salaries


Late-Career
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$52,000

Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Network Administrator, LAN Salaries

Microsoft Access
up arrow 8%

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 3%

Network Management / Administration
up arrow 1%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Exchange
0%

Microsoft Word
0%

National Average
$52,000

Cisco Networking
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 31 votes.

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 84%
vision benefits Vision: 73% employee benefits None: 7%
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