A Network Administrator, LAN / WAN earns an average salary of $56,241 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.
Network Administrator, LAN / WAN Total Pay (?
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$38,615 - $75,927
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MEDIAN: $56,241
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Network Administrator, LAN / WAN Total Pay (?
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$13.83 - $33.06
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National Salary Data

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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$38,615 - $75,927  
   
Bonus
$50.57 - $7,126  
Profit Sharing
$582 - $7,617  
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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$35,745 - $76,781  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 24 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 945
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$13.83 - $33.06  
   
Overtime
$16.53 - $51.11  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$50.57 - $7,126  
   
Profit Sharing
$582 - $7,617  
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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$35,745 - $76,781  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 24 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 945
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Job Description for Network Administrator, LAN / WAN
  • 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
$55,000

Skills That Affect Network Administrator, LAN / WAN Salaries

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Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
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National Average
$55,000
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Windows Operating System General Use
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Job Satisfaction
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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 173 votes.
Gender
Female
5%
female alumni
 
Male
95%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
6%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 9%
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