Senior Network Administrator, IT Salary

IT Senior Network Administrators who are practiced in their profession and carry more than 10 years of experience make up a little under three-quarters of IT Senior Network Administrators. Pay fluctuates from $56K to $106K per year, but expected earnings average $77K per year. Total cash compensation to IT Senior Network Administrators ranges from $56K on the lower end to $106K on the higher end; the final number includes potential for approximately $10K each from bonuses and profit sharing in exceptional cases. Location and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most IT Senior Network Administrators. A large number enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$56,693 - $102,763
$57K
$77K
$100K
MEDIAN: $76,595
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50%
90%

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$20.61 - $60.54
$21
$33
$61
MEDIAN: $32.61
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$0$106K
Salary $56,693 - $102,763
Bonus $97.87 - $10,029
Profit Sharing $406.95 - $9,865
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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$56,389 - $106,163
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 409
Hourly Data $0$66
Hourly Rate $20.61 - $60.54
Overtime $26.20 - $66.98
Annual Data $0$106K
Bonus $97.87 - $10,029
Profit Sharing $406.95 - $9,865
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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$56,389 - $106,163
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 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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IT Senior Network Administrators who go on to become Chief Technology Officers may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Chief Technology Officers is $148K annually. An Information Technology Manager or an Information Technology Director is a typical transition from an IT Senior Network Administrator role.

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Popular Skills for Senior Network Administrator, IT


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set 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. At the other end of the pay range are skills like HTML, Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking, and Internet Information Server. Most people experienced in Cisco Networking also know VMware ESX. Most people experienced in Network Management / Administration also know Microsoft Exchange and VMware ESX.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Network Administrator, IT

Pay by Experience for a Senior Network Administrator, IT has a positive trend. An entry-level Senior Network Administrator, IT with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $64,000 based on 54 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Senior Network Administrator, IT with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $76,000 based on 189 salaries. An experienced Senior Network Administrator, IT which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $78,000 based on 315 salaries. A Senior Network Administrator, IT with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $82,000 based on 80 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $77,552

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

For IT Senior Network Administrators, New York provides a pay rate that is 37 percent greater than the national average. IT Senior Network Administrators will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+21 percent), Seattle (+16 percent), Austin (+7 percent), and Dallas (+7 percent). IT Senior Network Administrators in Colorado Springs take home the lowest salaries, earning a whopping 28 percent less than the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in Miami (19 percent lower) and Minneapolis (10 percent lower).

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Key Stats for Senior Network Administrator, IT

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 82 votes.
1-4 years
5%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
54%
20 years or more
18%
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Experience Affects Senior Network Administrator, IT Salaries

▲5%

▼0%

National Average
$78,000

▼3%

▼17%

Skills That Affect Senior Network Administrator, IT Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 82 votes.

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
5%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
54%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
vision benefits
Vision: 69%
no benefits
None: 8%
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