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Network Administrator, LAN / WAN Salary (United States)

A Network Administrator, LAN / WAN earns an average salary of $57,003 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.
Network Administrator, LAN / WAN Salary (?
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$39,398 - $76,214
(Median)
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57K
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76K
MEDIAN: $57,003
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Network Administrator, LAN / WAN Salary (?
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$14.29 - $33.93
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34
MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$39,398 - $76,214  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,200  
Profit Sharing
$783 - $10,213  
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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$36,757 - $76,743  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 438
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$14.29 - $33.93  
   
Overtime
$16.32 - $49.59  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,200  
   
Profit Sharing
$783 - $10,213  
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).
)
$36,757 - $76,743  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 103
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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

Late-Career
up arrow 14%
National Average
$57,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

Skills That Affect Network Administrator, LAN / WAN Salaries

Microsoft Exchange
up arrow 2%
Network Management / Administration
up arrow 1%
Cisco Networking
up arrow 1%
Linux
up arrow 1%
Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
0%
National Average
$57,000
Internet Information Server (IIS)
up arrow 2%
Microsoft Word
up arrow 3%
Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 6%
Microsoft Office
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 124 votes.

Gender

Female
5%
female alumni
 
Male
95%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
40%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 9%