Senior Network Administrator, IT Salary

IT Senior Network Administrators in the United States are often veterans in their line of work, with more than two-thirds bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. Salaries slide in at $76K per year on average but can range from $56K to $105K per year. Overall cash earnings of IT Senior Network Administrators stretch from $56K near the bottom to $105K at the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $10K each from bonuses and profit sharing. Residence and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. A large number enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$55,646 - $100,974
$56K
$76K
$100K
MEDIAN: $75,684
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$20.61 - $52.28
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MEDIAN: $31.61
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$55,646 - $100,974  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,073  
Profit Sharing
$412.17 - $9,796  
Total Pay (?
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$55,633 - $104,866  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 443
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$20.61 - $52.28  
   
Overtime
$26.08 - $65.93  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,073  
   
Profit Sharing
$412.17 - $9,796  
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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$55,633 - $104,866  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 41
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Job Description for Senior Network Administrator, IT

Information technology (IT) senior network administrators are responsible for providing system- and network-related solutions for their organization's information-technology assets. They oversee the functioning of networking equipment and follow strict maintenance standards. Their experience in the IT and networking fields is also used to develop new strategies to optimize server operation. They work with other IT team members, supervisors, and end-users to work on connectivity problems. IT senior network administrators also manage complex system requirements and create technical documentation for users.

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Senior Network Administrator, IT Tasks

  • Install, maintain, upgrade, and troubleshoot routers, gateways, firewalls, and other networking infrastructure for local area and wide area networks (LAN/WAN), including Internet connectivity.
  • Train and provide troubleshooting procedures to helpdesk personnel for first-line network issues.
  • Perform day-to-day administration of the company's network infrastructure.
  • Monitor and troubleshoot network performance and security issues.

Common Career Paths for Senior Network Administrator, IT


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At the upper end, IT Senior Network Administrators who move into a Chief Technology Officer role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. The average income for Chief Technology Officers is a much higher $148K per year. It is not unusual for an IT Senior Network Administrator to become an Information Technology Manager or an Information Technology Director.

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Popular Skills for Senior Network Administrator, IT


Survey results imply that IT Senior Network Administrators deploy a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Storage Area Networking, Network Architecture / Design, VMware ESX, and Cisco Networking are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include HTML, Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking, and Internet Information Server. Most people who know Cisco Networking also know VMware ESX. Most people who know Network Management / Administration also know Microsoft Exchange and VMware ESX.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Network Administrator, IT

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


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $64K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $76K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $78K. Veterans who have worked for more than two decades do tend to make the most in the end; the median pay for this group is $82K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $76,664

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Home to some of the best pay for IT Senior Network Administrators, New York offers exceptional salaries, 39 percent above the national average. IT Senior Network Administrators will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+22 percent), Seattle (+17 percent), Austin (+8 percent), and Dallas (+8 percent). IT Senior Network Administrators in Colorado Springs report much lower salaries than the rest of the country — 27 percent below the national average — proving that residence is a major factor in overall pay. Employers pay around 18 percent less in Miami and 9 percent less in Minneapolis, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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Key Stats for Senior Network Administrator, IT

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 69 votes.
1-4 years
5%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
56%
20 years or more
17%
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Experience Affects Senior Network Administrator, IT Salaries

▲6%

▲2%

National Average
$77,000

▼1%

▼16%

Skills That Affect Senior Network Administrator, IT Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 69 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
5%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
56%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
vision benefits
Vision: 65%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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