Average Entry-Level Network Administrator Salary

$49,384
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$1,514
Bonus
$1,020
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The average salary for an Entry-Level Network Administrator is $49,384.
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$35k
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$66k
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What Do Network Administrators Do?

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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What Are Popular Skills for Network Administrators?

Skills in Cisco Networking, Network Management / Administration, Network Support and Internet Information Server (IIS) are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Active Directory.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Network Administrators?

An early career Network Administrator with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $53,306 based on 1,826 salaries. A mid-career Network Administrator with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $60,665 based on 1,457 salaries. An experienced Network Administrator with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $65,512 based on 1,447 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $70,224.

Pay Difference by Location

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Employees with Network Administrator in their job title in Dallas, Texas earn an average of 29.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Austin, Texas (17.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Houston, Texas (15.0% less), Kansas City, Missouri (7.3% less) and Minneapolis, Minnesota (0.3% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 5,257 survey responses.
Early Career
34.7%
Mid Career
27.7%
Experienced
27.5%
Late Career
10.0%