Earnings for Network Administrators in Chicago come in at around $64K per year on average. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Chicago Network Administrators. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$49,600 - $86,032
(Median)
$50K
$64K
$86K
MEDIAN: $63,504
10%
50%
90%

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$24.53 - $44.22
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$26
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MEDIAN: $25.00
50%

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Local Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$49,600 - $86,032  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $18,958  
Profit Sharing
$1,000  
Total Pay (?
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$49,624 - $92,008  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 57
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$25.60  
   
Overtime
$41.00  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Bonus
$0.00 - $18,958  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,000  
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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$49,624 - $92,008  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 7

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About Chicago, Illinois

Cook County, Illinois
2,720,556
Male:
1,320,015 (48.5%)
Female:
1,400,541 (51.5%)
Chicago (/ʃᵻˈkɑːɡoʊ/ or /ʃᵻˈkɔːɡoʊ/), officially the City of Chicago, is the third-most populous city in the United States. With over 2.7 million residents, it is the most populous city in the state of Illinois and the Midwestern United States, and the county seat of Cook County. The Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, has nearly 10 million people and is the third-largest in the U.S. Chicago was incorporated as a city in 1837, near a portage between the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River watershed, and grew rapidly in the mid-nineteenth century. The city is an international hub for finance, commerce, industry, technology, telecommunications, and transportation: O'Hare International Airport is the second-busiest airport in the world when measured by aircraft traffic; the region also has the largest number of U.S. highways and rail road freight. In 2012, Chicago was listed as an alpha global city by the Globalization and World Cities Research...
Chicago:
$50,702
Illinois:
$59,588
$985
Chicago:
$238,500
Illinois:
$180,300
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Pay by Experience Level for Network Administrator

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


Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $59K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $75K on average — a distinctly larger sum. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $77K in this role. Survey respondents who have worked for more than 20 years actually report somewhat lower incomes of $60K.

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Experience Affects Network Administrator Salaries



National Average
$63,000

Late-Career
up arrow 3%


Skills That Affect Network Administrator Salaries

Virtualization
up arrow 30%

VMware ESX
up arrow 30%

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 30%

Windows 2003 Server
up arrow 28%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 28%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 26%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 24%


Network Support
up arrow 21%



Linux
up arrow 9%

Microsoft Exchange
up arrow 4%

National Average
$63,000

Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 3%

Internet Information Server (IIS)
up arrow 18%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
medical benefits
Vision: 53%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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