Network Administrator in Chicago, Illinois Salary

The average Network Administrator in Chicago earns approximately $60K annually. For the most part, Network Administrators in Chicago, Ill. enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$40,033 - $81,777
(Median)
$40K
$60K
$82K
MEDIAN: $59,738
10%
50%
90%

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$10.30 - $36.84
(Median)
$10
$24
$37
MEDIAN: $24.00
10%
50%
90%

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Local Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$40,033 - $81,777  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,000  
Profit Sharing
$976  
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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$39,276 - $84,999  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 105
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$10.30 - $36.84  
   
Overtime
$33.75  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,000  
   
Profit Sharing
$976  
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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$39,276 - $84,999  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 13
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Pay by Experience Level for Network Administrator

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


Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Network Administrators in Chicago. People who have worked for fewer than five years earn around $55K, and folks with five to 10 years of experience see a modestly higher median of $60K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $68K. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $85K on average.

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Experience Affects Network Administrator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 44%



National Average
$59,000


Skills That Affect Network Administrator Salaries

VMware ESX
up arrow 29%

Virtualization
up arrow 24%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 19%

Network Support
up arrow 17%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 15%

Linux
up arrow 15%


Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Exchange
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Active Directory
0%

Windows 2003 Server
0%

National Average
$59,000

Network Management / Administration
up arrow 1%

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 5%

Internet Information Server (IIS)
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 23 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
36%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
medical benefits
Vision: 51%
dental benefits
None: 7%
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