Senior Network Administrator, IT Salary

IT Senior Network Administrators in the United States are often veterans in their line of work, with somewhere between two-thirds and three-fourths bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. Salaries slide in at $76K annually on average but can range from $57K to $106K per year. Overall incomes of IT Senior Network Administrators generally bottom out at around $57K and peak near $106K; the final number can, in exceptional cases, include upwards of $10K each for bonuses and profit sharing proceeds. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$56,641 - $102,132
$57K
$76K
$100K
MEDIAN: $76,248
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$20.68 - $60.17
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$60
MEDIAN: $32.86
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$56,641 - $102,132  
   
Bonus
$192.19 - $10,107  
Profit Sharing
$410.22 - $9,819  
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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$56,532 - $105,893  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 442
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$27$54$81
Hourly Rate
$20.68 - $60.17  
   
Overtime
$33.00 - $79.48  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$192.19 - $10,107  
   
Profit Sharing
$410.22 - $9,819  
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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$56,532 - $105,893  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 42

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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

  • Perform day-to-day administration of the company's network infrastructure.
  • Monitor and troubleshoot network performance and security issues.
  • 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.

Common Career Paths for Senior Network Administrator, IT


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IT Senior Network Administrators who transition into a Chief Technology Officer role may receive large pay increases as the latter position pays an average $148K per year. Becoming an Information Technology Manager or an Information Technology Director is a common transition from an IT Senior Network Administrator role.

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Popular Skills for Senior Network Administrator, IT


Survey takers working as IT Senior Network Administrators report using a large range of professional skills. 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 pay less than market rate include HTML, Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking, and Internet Information Server. For most people, competency in Cisco Networking indicates knowledge of 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

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: $77,205

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

Surpassing the national average by 38 percent, IT Senior Network Administrators in New York receive some of the highest pay in the country. IT Senior Network Administrators can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Washington (+21 percent), Seattle (+17 percent), Austin (+8 percent), and Dallas (+7 percent). IT Senior Network Administrators in Colorado Springs make 27 percent less than the national average, proving that location is a major factor in pay. Below-median salaries also turn up in Miami and Minneapolis (19 percent lower and 10 percent lower, respectively).

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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 74 votes.
1-4 years
5%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
56%
20 years or more
16%
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Experience Affects Senior Network Administrator, IT Salaries

▲6%

▲1%

National Average
$77,000

▼2%

▼17%

Skills That Affect Senior Network Administrator, IT Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 74 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
5%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
56%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
vision benefits
Vision: 66%
no benefits
None: 9%
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