A Network Administrator earns an average salary of $53,483 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
Network Administrator Total Pay (?
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$36,992 - $75,334
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Network Administrator Total Pay (?
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$13.50 - $30.77
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National Salary Data

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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$36,992 - $75,334  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,224  
Profit Sharing
$397.32 - $5,112  
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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$35,468 - $76,014  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 4,163
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$13.50 - $30.77  
   
Overtime
$18.15 - $44.65  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,224  
   
Profit Sharing
$397.32 - $5,112  
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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$35,468 - $76,014  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 4,163
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Network administrators are responsible for the upkeep of computer hardware and software systems. They usually focus on the network components within their company. In some cases it is the responsibility of network administrators to design and implement new networks. Although some of the responsibilities for network administrators may vary depending on the size and locations of the company they work for, there are still some common responsibilities that all administrators will share. They are generally in charge of network address assignments, management and implementation of protocols. They also handle the maintenance of networks and file servers. When working for smaller companies, network administrators are also usually in charge of conducting maintenance on computers, printer, routers, smartphones, etc. Their duties include network monitoring, testing for weaknesses, handling updates, installing and implementing security programs, and evaluating network management software. Network administrators are also responsible for ensuring that the network used by the organization is working effectively and is properly maintained. Administrators who work for smaller companies also have the responsibility of making sure that licenses are paid for and up to date, checking for security breaches, and maintaining proper installations and applications. In order to become a network administrator it is important to have extensive technical knowledge. It is also important to have a bachelor’s degree in computer science, information systems, mathematics, or another related field. Working as a network administrator can be stimulating and exciting for those with an interest in technology and computer networks.
Network Administrator Tasks
  • Maintain IT inventories updating schedules as needed and properly disposing of equipment.
  • Perform delivery, physical setup, installation, troubleshooting and repair of all hardware and software.
  • Maintain telecom system, including telecom, handsets and company PDA’s.
  • Train users on software applications, systems, AV and telecomm systems.
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$53,000
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Experience Affects Network Administrator Salaries

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$53,000

Skills That Affect Network Administrator Salaries

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Gender
Female
7%
female alumni
 
Male
93%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
5%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 13%
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