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 between two-thirds and three-fourths of IT Senior Network Administrators. Pay fluctuates from $50K to $99K per year, but expected earnings average $71K annually. Total cash compensation to IT Senior Network Administrators bottoms out near $50K and approaches $99K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $10K from bonuses and almost $5K from profit sharing. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Most enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$50,596 - $95,014
(Median)
$51K
$71K
$95K
MEDIAN: $71,141
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90%

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$17.97 - $50.23
(Median)
$18
$27
$50
MEDIAN: $26.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$34K$68K$102K
Salary
$50,596 - $95,014  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,110  
Profit Sharing
$487.96 - $4,915  
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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$50,431 - $99,047  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 937
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$17.97 - $50.23  
   
Overtime
$9.82 - $61.79  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,110  
   
Profit Sharing
$487.96 - $4,915  
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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$50,431 - $99,047  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 87
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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 $102K per year. IT Senior Network Administrators moving up in their careers tend to step into positions as Information Technology Managers or Senior Network Engineers. The median paychecks in those roles are $4K higher and $17K higher, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Senior Network Administrator, IT


Survey results imply that IT Senior Network Administrators deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. Most notably, skills in Storage Area Networking, Microsoft SQL Server, IT Security & Infrastructure, and Virtualization are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 7 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking and Microsoft Office. Those proficient in Microsoft Exchange are, more often than not, also skilled in 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 more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $65K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $69K. IT Senior Network Administrators with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $76K. IT Senior Network Administrators who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $81K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $72,497

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For IT Senior Network Administrators, Washington provides a pay rate that is 25 percent greater than the national average. IT Senior Network Administrators can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+24 percent), Austin (+15 percent), Dallas (+14 percent), and Chicago (+9 percent). Trailing the national average by 7 percent, San Antonio is the market with the smallest paychecks. Minneapolis and Atlanta are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 4 percent lower and 1 percent lower, respectively.

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Experience Affects Senior Network Administrator, IT Salaries



National Average
$72,000



Skills That Affect Senior Network Administrator, IT Salaries



IT Security & Infrastructure
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Virtualization
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Cisco Networking
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VMware ESX
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Windows 2003 Server
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Windows Operating System General Use
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National Average
$72,000

Microsoft Active Directory
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Internet Information Server (IIS)
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Linux
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Network Management / Administration
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Microsoft Exchange
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 194 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: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
medical benefits
Vision: 64%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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