Network Administrator, LAN Salary

A sizeable majority of LAN Network Administrators in the United States are men. In this role, average pay is around $52K annually. Job satisfaction for LAN Network Administrators is high. Most enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$37,955 - $74,668
(Median)
$38K
$52K
$75K
MEDIAN: $52,158
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$15.20 - $35.70
(Median)
$15
$20
$36
MEDIAN: $20
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$37,955 - $74,668  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,063  
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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$36,090 - $76,299  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 167
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 - $5,063  
   
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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$36,090 - $76,299  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 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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At the upper end, LAN Network Administrators who move into a Senior Systems Engineer role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. The average income for Senior Systems Engineers is a much higher $88K per year. LAN Network Administrators most often move into positions as Information Technology Managers or WAN Network Administrators; those groups report median salaries that are $25K higher and $2K higher, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Network Administrator, LAN


Survey results show that LAN Network Administrators use a fair number of skills. Most notably, skills in Microsoft Access, Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking, Microsoft Office, and Network Management / Administration are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 3 percent and 8 percent. It is often found that people who know Network Management / Administration are also skilled in Microsoft Office.

Pay by Experience Level for Network Administrator, LAN

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


Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $52K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $46K. LAN Network Administrators with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $63K. LAN Network Administrators who have racked up more than two decades of experience report lower incomes overall; the average sum for this crowd comes out to only $57K.

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Experience Affects Network Administrator, LAN Salaries


Late-Career
up arrow 11%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$52,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

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
0%

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
2%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 85%
vision benefits Vision: 71% employee benefits None: 7%
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