Network Administrator Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 18, 2020
$68,000
$55,000
$68,000
$84,000
The average network administrator makes about $68,671 per year. That's $33.01 per hour! Those in the lower 10%, such as entry-level positions, only make about $55,000 a year. Meanwhile, the top 10% are sitting pretty with an average salary of $84,000. Many of network administrators seem to be drawn to technology and professional companies. Unless they care more about money, in which case network administrators tend to work at technology, finance, and manufacturing companies. Even the employees who work in these industries can confirm that's where the money is. Although money is important, a lot of people base their career decisions solely on location. That's why we found that Montana, Maryland and South Dakota pay network administrators the highest salaries.
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Map of Network Administrator Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where Network Administrators earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

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Average Network Administrator Salary By Location

While a network administrator can average a salary of $68,671 per year, or $33.01 per hour, there are many opportunities for network administrators to make more. For example, in Sunnyvale, CA you might make $79,220 per year. Other high-paying locations include Washington, DC, Redmond, WA and Jersey City, NJ. If you're in an entry-level position, your best bet is to move to Sunnyvale, CA where the average starting salary is $57,000. The highest paying states for network administrators include Montana, Maryland and South Dakota. Meanwhile, Mississippi, Kansas, and Oklahoma offer the lowest salaries.

Average Network Administrator Salary By Company

If you insist on knowing when your check is going to come and for how much, then you'd be better off working for companies like Google and Proofpoint as they offer the highest salaries for network administrators.

Company
Average Salary
$115,500
$116k
$107,609
$108k
$100,767
$101k
$100,483
$100k
$98,621
$99k

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Average Network Administrator Pay By Industry

The salary for a network administrator can vary depending on what industry the job is in. The highest salaries for network administrators tend to be found in technology, finance, and manufacturing companies. In fact, network administrators can make a yearly salary of $73,205 while working for technology companies.

Industry
Average Salary
Technology
Technology
$73,205
$73k
Finance
Finance
$70,050
$70k
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
$68,536
$69k
Health Care
Health Care
$66,923
$67k
Retail
Retail
$66,858
$67k
Hospitality
Hospitality
$65,606
$66k
Construction
Construction
$64,891
$65k

Network Administrator Salary History

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Network Administrator Salary By Experience Level

The salary for a network administrator can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

Recently Added Network Administrator Salaries

CompanyJobLocationDate AddedSalary
Management Decisions, Inc.
Management Decisions, Inc.
Network Administrator
Network Administrator
Network Administrator
07/29/2020
07/29/2020
$75,000
$75,000
07/29/2020
Aqua Finance
Aqua Finance
Network Administrator
Network Administrator
Network Administrator
07/21/2020
07/21/2020
$53,082
$53,082
07/21/2020
Network Administrator
Network Administrator
07/18/2020
07/18/2020
$80,000
$80,000
07/18/2020
Network Administrator
Network Administrator
07/18/2020
07/18/2020
$80,000
$80,000
07/18/2020
Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District
Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District
Network Administrator
Network Administrator
Network Administrator
07/18/2020
07/18/2020
$50,000
$50,000
07/18/2020
Network Administrator
Network Administrator
07/09/2020
07/09/2020
$70,000
$70,000
07/09/2020
Network Administrator
Network Administrator
07/08/2020
07/08/2020
$59,480
$59,480
07/08/2020
Network Administrator
Network Administrator
07/08/2020
07/08/2020
$70,958
$70,958
07/08/2020
United States Courts
United States Courts
Network Administrator
Network Administrator
Network Administrator
06/28/2020
06/28/2020
$54,547
$54,547
06/28/2020
Network Administrator
Network Administrator
06/27/2020
06/27/2020
$50,088
$50,088
06/27/2020