Senior Network Administrator, IT Salary

With a little under three-quarters of IT Senior Network Administrators in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience in the field, this area is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Pay ranges from $50K to $97K per year and averages out to $70K annually. Final cash compensation to IT Senior Network Administrators varies from around $50K to approximately $97K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $10K and $6K, respectively. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a large number earn dental coverage. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$49,828 - $93,217

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$18.11 - $46.03

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$49,828 - $93,217  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,970  
Profit Sharing
$514 - $5,500  
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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$49,638 - $97,123  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,028
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$18.11 - $46.03  
   
Overtime
$9.92 - $54.16  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,970  
   
Profit Sharing
$514 - $5,500  
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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$49,638 - $97,123  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 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. When IT Senior Network Administrators are ready for the next step in their careers, they often become Information Technology Managers or Senior Network Engineers. Those roles pay an additional $5K and $18K, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Senior Network Administrator, IT


IT Senior Network Administrators seem to require a rather large skill set. Most notably, skills in IT Security & Infrastructure, Storage Area Networking, Virtualization, and Windows 2003 Server are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include SQL, Microsoft Office, and Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking. Most people experienced in 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 more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. The average beginner in this position makes around $63K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $68K. IT Senior Network Administrators bring in $74K after working for 10 to 20 years. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $79K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

Pay Difference by Location


Surpassing the national average by 22 percent, IT Senior Network Administrators in Washington receive some of the highest pay in the country. IT Senior Network Administrators can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+20 percent), Austin (+17 percent), Dallas (+14 percent), and Denver (+11 percent). San Antonio ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 7 percent below the national average.

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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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Windows 2003 Server
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Virtualization
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VMware ESX
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Microsoft Active Directory
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Cisco Networking
0%

National Average
$71,000

Windows Operating System General Use
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Internet Information Server (IIS)
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Network Management / Administration
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Microsoft Exchange
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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 236 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
6%
5-9 years
24%
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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