Senior Network Administrator, IT Salary

IT Senior Network Administrators in the United States are often veterans in their line of work, with more than two-thirds bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. Salaries slide in at $77K per year on average but can range from $56K to $107K per year. Total cash compensation to IT Senior Network Administrators ranges from $56K on the lower end to $107K on the higher end; the final number includes potential for approximately $10K each from bonuses and profit sharing in exceptional cases. Geographic location and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. For the most part, IT Senior Network Administrators enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$56,587 - $103,477
$57K
$77K
$100K
MEDIAN: $77,358
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50%
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$20.68 - $60.36
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$60
MEDIAN: $32.94
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$0$106K
Salary $56,587 - $103,477
Bonus $0.00 - $9,989
Profit Sharing $405.47 - $9,888
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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$55,873 - $106,764
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 405
Hourly Data $0$64
Hourly Rate $20.68 - $60.36
Overtime $27.24 - $64.27
Annual Data $0$106K
Bonus $0.00 - $9,989
Profit Sharing $405.47 - $9,888
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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$55,873 - $106,764
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 42

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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.

Common Career Paths for Senior Network Administrator, IT


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At the upper end, IT Senior Network Administrators who move into a Chief Technology Officer role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. The average income for Chief Technology Officers is a much higher $148K per year. Becoming an Information Technology Manager or an Information Technology Director is a common transition from an IT Senior Network Administrator role.

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Popular Skills for Senior Network Administrator, IT


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Storage Area Networking, Network Architecture / Design, VMware ESX, and Cisco Networking are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include HTML, Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking, and Internet Information Server. A tool kit that includes Network Management / Administration also typically contains Microsoft Exchange and VMware ESX. Most people familiar with Cisco Networking also know VMware ESX.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Network Administrator, IT

Pay by Experience for a Senior Network Administrator, IT has a positive trend. An entry-level Senior Network Administrator, IT with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $64,000 based on 54 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Senior 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 $76,000 based on 189 salaries. An experienced Senior Network Administrator, IT which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $78,000 based on 315 salaries. A Senior 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 $82,000 based on 80 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $78,306

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

Surpassing the national average by 37 percent, IT Senior Network Administrators in New York receive some of the highest pay in the country. IT Senior Network Administrators will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+21 percent), Seattle (+16 percent), Austin (+7 percent), and Dallas (+7 percent). IT Senior Network Administrators' salaries are heavily influenced by location — IT Senior Network Administrators in Colorado Springs bring in salaries that are 28 percent lower than the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Miami (19 percent lower) and Minneapolis (10 percent lower).

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Key Stats for Senior Network Administrator, IT

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 85 votes.
1-4 years
5%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
51%
20 years or more
21%
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Experience Affects Senior Network Administrator, IT Salaries

▲4%

National Average
$78,000

▼1%

▼4%

▼18%

Skills That Affect Senior Network Administrator, IT Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 85 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
5%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
51%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
vision benefits
Vision: 70%
no benefits
None: 8%
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