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Working As A Computer Networker

  • Interacting With Computers
  • Getting Information
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Mostly Sitting

  • Repetitive

  • $85,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Computer Networker Do

Computer networks are critical parts of almost every organization. Network and computer systems administrators are responsible for the day-to-day operation of these networks. They organize, install, and support an organization’s computer systems, including local area networks (LANs), wide area networks (WANs), network segments, intranets, and other data communication systems.

Duties

Network and computer systems administrators typically do the following:

  • Determine an organization’s network and computer system needs before setting one up
  • Install all network hardware and software and make needed upgrades and repairs
  • Maintain network and computer system security and ensure that all systems are operating correctly
  • Collect data in order to evaluate and optimize network or system performance
  • Add users to a network and assign and update security permissions on the network
  • Train users in the proper use of hardware and software
  • Interpret and solve problems when a user or an automated monitoring system alerts them that one exists

Administrators manage an organization’s servers and desktop and mobile equipment. They ensure that email and data storage networks work properly. They also make sure that employees’ workstations are working efficiently and stay connected to the central computer network. Some administrators manage telecommunication networks.

In some cases, administrators help network architects design and analyze network models. They also participate in decisions about buying future hardware or software to upgrade their organization’s network. Some administrators provide technical support to computer users, and they also may supervise computer support specialists who help solve users’ problems.

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How To Become A Computer Networker

Most employers require network and computer systems administrators to have a bachelor’s degree in a field related to computer or information science. Others may require only a postsecondary certificate.

Education

Although some employers require only a postsecondary certificate, most require a bachelor’s degree in a field related to computer or information science. There are degree programs that focus on computer network and system administration. However, because administrators work with computer hardware and equipment, a degree in computer engineering or electrical engineering usually is acceptable as well. Programs in these fields usually include classes in computer programming, networking, or systems design.

Because network technology is continually changing, administrators need to keep up with the latest developments. Many continue to take courses throughout their careers and attend information technology (IT) conferences to keep up with the latest technology. Some businesses require that an administrator get a master’s degree.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Certification programs are generally offered directly from vendors or from vendor-neutral certification providers. Certification validates knowledge and best practices required from network and computer systems administrators. Companies may require their network and computer systems administrators to be certified in the product they use. Microsoft and Cisco offer some of the most common certifications.

Other Experience

To gain practical experience, many network administrators participate in internship programs while in school.

Advancement

Network administrators can advance to become computer network architects. They can also advance to managerial jobs in information technology (IT) departments, such as computer and information systems managers.

Important Qualities

Analytical skills. Administrators need analytical skills to evaluate network and system performance and determine how changes in the environment will affect them.

Communication skills. Administrators must be able to describe problems and their solutions to non-IT workers.

Computer skills. Administrators oversee the connections of many different types of computer equipment and must ensure that they all work together properly.

Multitasking skills. Administrators may have to work on many problems and tasks at the same time.

Problem-solving skills. Administrators must be able to quickly resolve any problems that arise with computer networks.

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Average Length of Employment
Computer Analyst 3.4 years
Computer Engineer 3.2 years
Computer Networker 2.0 years
Top Careers Before Computer Networker
Internship 6.3%
Top Careers After Computer Networker
Volunteer 6.6%
Internship 5.3%
Technician 3.9%

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Average Yearly Salary
$85,000
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$59,000
Min 10%
$85,000
Median 50%
$85,000
Median 50%
$85,000
Median 50%
$85,000
Median 50%
$85,000
Median 50%
$85,000
Median 50%
$85,000
Median 50%
$122,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Lockheed Martin
Highest Paying City
San Jose, CA
Highest Paying State
Nevada
Avg Experience Level
2.4 years
How much does a Computer Networker make at top companies?
The national average salary for a Computer Networker in the United States is $85,843 per year or $41 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $60,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $122,000.

Real Computer Networker Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Network & Comp. SYS. Admins. Ca, Inc. Islandia, NY Nov 03, 2010 $115,000
Network and Computer Systems Admins MGM Mirage Las Vegas, NV Nov 13, 2009 $106,000
Network & Computer Systems ADM. Yahoo! Inc. Sunnyvale, CA May 04, 2009 $105,000
Network and Computer Systems ADM. Yahoo! Inc. Sunnyvale, CA Jun 16, 2011 $100,940 -
$125,300
Network & Computer Systems Admr. Decarta, Inc. San Jose, CA Feb 01, 2008 $100,000
Network & Computer Systems Admnstrs Omega World Travel Fairfax, VA Nov 23, 2010 $96,158
Network and Computer Systems Administartors Subex Technologies Inc. Piscataway, NJ Feb 24, 2010 $93,915
Computer Network Arcitects Americloud Solutions, Inc. Schaumburg, IL Sep 14, 2016 $91,915
Network & Computer Systems Administ. Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. Hercules, CA Apr 21, 2009 $90,000
Network and Computer Systems ADM. S.W.I.F.T., Inc. Manassas, VA Nov 18, 2010 $89,170
Network & Computer Systems Admininistrators Dyntek Services, Inc. New York, NY Jul 15, 2010 $87,700
Network & Comp. Systems Admins. Secure Computing Corporation Saint Paul, MN Oct 09, 2009 $85,000 -
$95,000
Network & Computer Systems Admminis Yahoo! Inc. Sunnyvale, CA Nov 08, 2010 $83,000
Network and Computer Systems HCL America, Inc. San Rafael, CA Jun 15, 2013 $82,035 -
$102,000
Computer Network Systems Reuters America LLC New York, NY May 02, 2008 $81,000
Network and Computer Systems Adminstartors Aetherpal Inc. South Plainfield, NJ May 16, 2013 $80,000
Computer Network Support HMW & JK Enterprises Inc. San Francisco, CA May 01, 2015 $79,306
Network&Computer Systems Administ. Merit Lancaster DBA Medical Center at Lancaster Lancaster, TX Oct 15, 2007 $78,000
Network & Comp. Systems ADM. EBAY Inc. San Jose, CA Feb 22, 2008 $76,461
Network & Computer Systems Administr Yahoo! Inc. Burbank, CA Jul 19, 2010 $76,006
Network & Computer Systems Admins. The Chamberlain Group, Inc. Tucson, AZ Jul 26, 2011 $74,000
Network & Computer Systems Adminins. Dell USA LP Round Rock, TX Nov 04, 2010 $70,000 -
$107,000
Network Computer Systems ADM Vedicsoft Solutions Inc. Iselin, NJ Mar 26, 2010 $68,036
Network & Comp. SYS. ADM. Suswee Infotech Corp., D/B/A Compu-Info Edison, NJ Sep 27, 2012 $66,435
Network and Computer Systems Adminisrtator Savin Technologies, Inc. Charlotte, NC Oct 23, 2013 $66,290
Network & Comp. Syst. Admins. Qualcomm, Inc. San Diego, CA May 19, 2010 $60,466 -
$83,700
Computer Network Revision Technologies Inc. NJ Feb 01, 2014 $60,000 -
$70,000
Network and Computer Systems ADM. ISHI Systems Inc. Jersey City, NJ Oct 11, 2007 $60,000
Network and Computer System Adminstratior Smart Information Management Systems Inc. Plainsboro, NJ Oct 01, 2012 $60,000

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Top Skills for A Computer Networker

  1. Computer Hardware
  2. Windows XP
  3. PCS
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Upgrade and repair of all types of computer hardware, including printers, hard drives, memory, and networking devices.
  • Maintained and updated Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard 64-bit Edition on a network supporting eleven Windows XP user workstations.
  • Executed socket program to implement Connection Oriented(TCP) and Connection-less (UDP) communication between two PCs.
  • Create and utilize standard configurations to be used on all new setups.
  • Helped troubleshoot network-related problems using standard protocol.

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Top 10 Best States for Computer Networkers

  1. Maryland
  2. Connecticut
  3. District of Columbia
  4. Virginia
  5. Rhode Island
  6. New Hampshire
  7. Texas
  8. Georgia
  9. New Jersey
  10. California
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Computer Networker Demographics

Gender

Male

74.3%

Unknown

13.4%

Female

12.3%
Ethnicity

White

54.1%

Asian

17.0%

Hispanic or Latino

13.9%

Black or African American

9.6%

Unknown

5.4%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

28.6%

French

28.6%

German

14.3%

Arabic

14.3%

Hebrew

14.3%
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Computer Networker Education

Schools

University of Maryland - University College

8.1%

University of Texas at Dallas

8.1%

Pasadena City College

8.1%

Western Governors University

5.4%

Community College of the Air Force

5.4%

University of California - Santa Barbara

5.4%

Drexel University

5.4%

Troy University

5.4%

College of Southern Maryland

5.4%

William Paterson University of New Jersey

5.4%

Porter and Chester Institute

5.4%

Columbia University

5.4%

University of Phoenix

5.4%

Branford Hall Career Institute - Branford Campus

5.4%

Central Washington University

2.7%

ITT Technical Institute-Lexington

2.7%

Eastern Michigan University

2.7%

Remington College-Houston Campus

2.7%

Texas Southern University

2.7%

University of Akron

2.7%
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Majors

Computer Science

22.1%

Computer Networking

12.1%

Electrical Engineering

10.7%

Information Technology

10.0%

Computer Information Systems

7.9%

Computer Engineering

6.4%

Business

5.0%

Management

3.6%

Computer Systems Security

3.6%

Mathematics

2.1%

Marketing

2.1%

Information Systems

2.1%

Computer Engineering Technology

2.1%

Systems Engineering

1.4%

Political Science

1.4%

Finance

1.4%

Engineering

1.4%

Computer Applications

1.4%

Economics

1.4%

Criminal Justice

1.4%
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Degrees

Bachelors

33.0%

Other

21.0%

Associate

20.5%

Masters

19.9%

Certificate

2.8%

Diploma

2.3%

Doctorate

0.6%
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