"network security," "windows," and "hardware" aren't the only skills we found network administrators list on their resumes. In fact, there's a whole list of network administrator responsibilities that we found, including:
We've found that 55.1% of network administrators have earned a bachelor's degree. Furthermore, 7.0% earned their master's degrees before becoming a network administrator. While it's true that most network administrators have a college degree, it's generally possible to become one with only a high school degree. In fact, one out of every six network administrators did not spend the extra money to attend college.
The network administrators who went onto college to earn a more in-depth education generally studied computer science and computer information systems, while a small population of network administrators studied business and information technology.
When you're ready to become a network administrator, you might wonder which companies hire network administrators. According to our research through network administrator resumes, network administrators are mostly hired by General Dynamics, Stantec, and Robert Half International. Now is a good time to apply as General Dynamics has 211 network administrators job openings, and there are 43 at Stantec and 26 at Robert Half International.
If you're interested in companies where network administrators make the most money, you'll want to apply for positions at Business.com, Baker McKenzie, and Global. We found that at Business.com, the average network administrator salary is $88,570. Whereas at Baker McKenzie, network administrators earn roughly $85,388. And at Global, they make an average salary of $85,143.
Some other companies you might be interested in as a network administrator include United States Army, Verizon Communications, and AT&T.; These three companies were found to hire the most network administrators from the top 100 U.S. educational institutions.
For the most part, network administrators make their living in the technology and professional industries. Network administrators tend to make the most in the finance industry with an average salary of $69,717. The network administrator annual salary in the health care and technology industries generally make $68,603 and $68,026 respectively. Additionally, network administrators who work in the finance industry make 6.5% more than network administrators in the government Industry.