Network Administrator, IT Salary

Male IT Network Administrators number significantly more than their female counterparts, and average earnings in this role come out to $56K per year in the United States. Cash earnings for IT Network Administrators — including $6K in bonuses and $8K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $35K to $79K depending on individual performance. Geography and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$38,990 - $78,498
$39K
$56K
$78K
MEDIAN: $56,445
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50%
90%

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$13.47 - $34.21
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$21
$34
MEDIAN: $20.90
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$0$79K
Salary $38,990 - $78,498
Bonus $0.00 - $6,042
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $5,171
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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$34,685 - $79,206
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,090
Hourly Data $0$49
Hourly Rate $13.47 - $34.21
Hourly Tips $0.31
Overtime $21.36 - $49.51
Annual Data $0$79K
Bonus $0.00 - $6,042
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $5,171
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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$34,685 - $79,206
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 375

Job Description for Network Administrator, IT

Network administrators, IT are responsible for keeping their organization's computer network up to date. They must make sure that their system runs smoothly and efficiently. Their tasks include performing component installation, system updates, system repairs, and system testing. They must update the organization's software regularly. They are responsible for backing up data and information relevant to their computer system. They must install security software, such as virus protection and firewalls and run updates on them on a regular and timely basis. They must be able to troubleshoot network issues. They must be thoroughly familiar with their organization’s information technology (IT) hardware and infrastructure. They must have proven experience in network architecture.

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Network Administrator, IT Tasks

  • Build, configure, and troubleshoot local area network (LAN), wide area network (WAN), and other company networks.
  • Diagnose and correct network systems issues.
  • Provide hands-on network administration support, network maintenance and operations support.
  • Recommend networking software and hardware enhancements.

Common Career Paths for Network Administrator, IT


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For IT Network Administrators, progressing to an Information Technology Director role may result in a significant raise. On average, an Information Technology Director can earn $103K annually. It is not uncommon for an IT Network Administrator to continue on to become an Information Technology Manager or a Network Administrator.

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Popular Skills for Network Administrator, IT


IT Network Administrators report using a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in VMware ESX, Internet Information Server, Linux, and Windows Server 2008 R2 are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts of 6 percent, 5 percent, 4 percent, and 4 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Windows Operating System General Use, Microsoft Office, and Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking. Cisco Networking and Network Management / Administration are also commonly seen together.

Pay by Experience Level for Network Administrator, IT

Pay by Experience for a Network Administrator, IT has a positive trend. An entry-level Network Administrator, IT with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 670 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A 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 $56,000 based on 414 salaries. An experienced Network Administrator, IT which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $62,000 based on 355 salaries. A 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 $67,000 based on 100 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $54,631

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

For IT Network Administrators, working in the bustling city of Houston has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. IT Network Administrators will also find cushy salaries in Boston (+18 percent), San Diego (+17 percent), San Antonio (+11 percent), and Seattle (+10 percent). IT Network Administrators in Las Vegas make 22 percent less than the national average, proving that location is a major factor in pay. Employers also pay below the national average in Fort Lauderdale (13 percent lower) and Orlando (10 percent lower).

Network Administrator, IT Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Network Administrator, IT?

Network Administrator, IT in Grand Rapids:
"Variety."
Pros: People I work with, the different tasks I perform (keeps it from getting boring), working at different small businesses/meeting lots of people.
Cons: Salaray=no overtime when I do work over 40 hours. Management wont resolve some issues that are hindering performance of company.

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Key Stats for Network Administrator, IT

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 269 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
8%

Experience Affects Network Administrator, IT Salaries

▲22%

▲13%

▲3%

National Average
$55,000

▼10%

Skills That Affect Network Administrator, IT Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 269 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
vision benefits
Vision: 59%
no benefits
None: 15%