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 somewhere between two-thirds and three-fourths of IT Senior Network Administrators. Pay fluctuates from $49K to $97K per year, but expected earnings average $70K per year. Cash earnings for IT Senior Network Administrators — which occasionally include more than $10K from bonuses and more than $6K from profit sharing — stretch from around $49K to approximately $97K. Residence and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of IT Senior Network Administrators claim high levels of job satisfaction. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$49,431 - $93,038
(Median)
$49K
$70K
$93K
MEDIAN: $69,645
10%
50%
90%

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$18.11 - $44.30
(Median)
$18
$25
$44
MEDIAN: $25.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$49,431 - $93,038  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,915  
Profit Sharing
$513 - $5,537  
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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$49,228 - $96,837  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,032
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$18.11 - $44.30  
   
Overtime
$9.93 - $54.04  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,915  
   
Profit Sharing
$513 - $5,537  
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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$49,228 - $96,837  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 92
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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.

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IT Senior Network Administrators' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as an Information Technology Director. The average Information Technology Director brings home $101K per year. Information Technology Managers or Senior Network Engineers are common next-step roles for IT Senior Network Administrators moving up in their careers; annual pay for Information Technology Managers is $5K higher on average, and it's $18K higher for Senior Network Engineers.

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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 IT Security & Infrastructure, Storage Area Networking, Virtualization, and VMware ESX are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Microsoft Office, SQL, and Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking. The majority of those who know Microsoft Exchange also know Cisco Networking.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Network Administrator, IT

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


IT Senior Network Administrators with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $62K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $68K. IT Senior Network Administrators see a median salary of $74K after reaching one to two decades on the job. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $79K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location


IT Senior Network Administrators will find that Washington offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 23 percent. IT Senior Network Administrators will also find cushy salaries in New York (+19 percent), Austin (+17 percent), Dallas (+14 percent), and Denver (+13 percent). San Antonio is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 7 percent. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Houston (2 percent lower) and Minneapolis (1 percent lower).

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Experience Affects Senior Network Administrator, IT Salaries



National Average
$71,000



Skills That Affect Senior Network Administrator, IT Salaries


Storage Area Networking (SAN)
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Virtualization
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VMware ESX
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Windows 2003 Server
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Microsoft Active Directory
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Cisco Networking
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National Average
$71,000

Internet Information Server (IIS)
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Network Management / Administration
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Microsoft Exchange
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Windows Operating System General Use
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Linux
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SQL
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 242 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
6%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
56%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 8%
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