Entry-Level Network Administrator Salary (United States)

An Entry-Level Network Administrator earns an average salary of $48,457 per year.
Entry-Level Network Administrator Total Pay (?
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$34,094 - $67,375
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MEDIAN: $48,457
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Entry-Level Network Administrator Total Pay (?
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$12.08 - $26.78
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MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$34,094 - $67,375  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,974  
Profit Sharing
$10.21 - $4,435  
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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$31,081 - $67,541  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,991
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.08 - $26.78  
   
Overtime
$17.05 - $40.17  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,974  
   
Profit Sharing
$10.21 - $4,435  
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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$31,081 - $67,541  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,991
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Pay Difference By Location

San Diego
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Washington
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Portland
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Dallas
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Los Angeles
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Houston
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Philadelphia
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Seattle
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Atlanta
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National Average
$47,000
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Network Administrator Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?
Network Administrator in Bellingham:
"Make Sure You Have An Interest In It."
This may seem obvious, but don't choose Network Administration for the wrong reasons. I chose it because it seemed like a growing field which would provide reliable employment with fairly good pay, but I wasn't especially in love with it. Now, I'm 42 and have lost all passion for the job. This may have more to do with my personality, my environment, my life changes, or a combination of those, but I can't help but think that I wasn't all that passionate about it when I began, so this should be no surprise. Mark me down as one of those people who never actually figured out what they want to be when they grow up. Good luck finding your passion!
Network Administrator in Fort Myers:
"Listen To The Advice Of The Person Who Worked At The Company."
Always think outside the box and keep the big picture in sight. Never jump to conclusions and always evaluate all options before carefully choosing the course of action.

Skills That Affect Entry-Level Network Administrator Salaries

VMware ESX
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Virtualization
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Windows 2003 Server
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Microsoft SQL Server
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Network Support
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Microsoft Active Directory
up arrow 1%
Network Management / Administration
0%
Internet Information Server (IIS)
0%
National Average
$47,000
Microsoft Exchange
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Linux
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Windows Operating System General Use
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Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
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Microsoft Office
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Microsoft Word
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Gender

Female
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female alumni
 
Male
94%
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Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 15%
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