The average salary for a Network Administrator, LAN / WAN is $63,584.
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Job Description for Network Administrator, LAN / WAN
Network administrators (LAN/WAN) are responsible for maintaining computing environments, identifying system requirements, handling repairs, installing upgrades, and monitoring network operations and efficiency for their organizations. They also confer with end-users and management, set up permissions and workstations, access protocols, perform security upgrades, and patch critical vulnerabilities in network systems. These administrators work with vendors to fine-tune network stability and usefu…Read more
Network Administrator, LAN / WAN Tasks
- Oversee network infrastructure and monitor system reliability and performance.
- Plan and implement network security, set up firewalls, manage host security, apply cryptography to network applications, and regulate file permissions.
- Investigate, recommend, and install enhancements and operating procedures that regulate network availability.
- Support operating capability of networks, both wireless and wired.
- Respond to unplanned events that adversely affect the network or computing environment.
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Popular Skills for Network Administrator, LAN / WAN
Skills in Network Management / Administration, Cisco Networking and Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Exchange and Windows Operating System General Use.
Pay by Experience Level for Network Administrator, LAN / WAN
An entry-level Network Administrator, LAN / WAN with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $48,796 based on 5 salaries. An early career Network Administrator, LAN / WAN with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $50,678 based on 52 salaries. A mid-career Network Administrator, LAN / WAN with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $68,346 based on 43 salaries. An experienced Network Administrator, LAN / WAN with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $67,866 based on 45 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $80,929.
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Employees with Network Administrator, LAN / WAN in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 30.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Houston, Texas (19.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Baltimore, Maryland (16.1% less), Denver, Colorado (15.9% less) and Chicago, Illinois (10.5% less).
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