The average salary for an Entry-Level Network Administrator is $48,652.
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Job Description for Network Administrator
Network administrators are responsible for the upkeep of computer hardware and software systems. They usually focus on the network components within their company. In some cases it is the responsibility of network administrators to design and implement new networks. Although some of the responsibilities for network administrators may vary depending on the size and locations of the company they work for, there are still some common responsibilities that all administrators will share. They are gen…Read more
Network Administrator Tasks
- Perform delivery, physical setup, installation, troubleshooting and repair of all hardware and software.
- Train users on software applications, systems, AV, and telecom systems.
- Maintain telecom system, including telecom, handsets, and company PDA's.
- Maintain IT inventories updating schedules as needed and properly disposing of equipment.
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Popular Skills for Network Administrator
Microsoft Active Directory
Skills in Network Management / Administration, Cisco Networking and Network Support are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Windows Operating System General Use and Microsoft Active Directory.
Pay by Experience Level for Network Administrator
An early career Network Administrator with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $52,345 based on 2,716 salaries. A mid-career Network Administrator with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $59,456 based on 2,232 salaries. An experienced Network Administrator with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $64,312 based on 2,036 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $68,317.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Network Administrator in their job title in Austin, Texas earn an average of 19.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Dallas, Texas (15.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Kansas City, Missouri (17.8% less) and Houston, Texas (13.7% less).
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