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 per year. A large number have medical and dental plans, and a fair number have vision insurance. Work is enjoyable for LAN Network Administrators, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$37,821 - $74,893
(Median)
$38K
$52K
$75K
MEDIAN: $52,107
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50%
90%

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$15.39 - $36.00
(Median)
$15
$21
$36
MEDIAN: $20
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$37,821 - $74,893  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,865  
Profit Sharing
$4,500  
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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$36,961 - $76,014  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 145
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$15.39 - $36.00  
   
Overtime
$20.67 - $45.96  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,865  
   
Profit Sharing
$4,500  
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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$36,961 - $76,014  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 25
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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 $89K per year. A common career progression for a LAN Network Administrator is to become an Information Technology Manager or a WAN Network Administrator. Compared to LAN Network Administrators, the first group earns $25K more on average, and the second group earns $2K more.

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Popular Skills for Network Administrator, LAN


LAN Network Administrators report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Microsoft Access, Microsoft Office, Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking, and Network Management / Administration are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 3 percent and 7 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Word. Most people skilled in Network Management / Administration are similarly competent in Microsoft Office.

Pay by Experience Level for Network Administrator, LAN

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


Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $45K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $53K on average — a distinctly larger sum. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $62K in this role. For some reason, LAN Network Administrators with more than two decades of experience report lower paychecks overall; the median sum in this group sits near $56K.

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Experience Affects Network Administrator, LAN Salaries


Late-Career
up arrow 8%


National Average
$52,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

Skills That Affect Network Administrator, LAN Salaries

Microsoft Access
up arrow 7%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 4%

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 3%

Network Management / Administration
up arrow 2%

Cisco Networking
0%

National Average
$52,000

Microsoft Exchange
up arrow 2%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Word
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 24 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 84%
medical benefits
Vision: 73%
dental benefits
None: 6%
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