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Working As A Salesforce Administrator

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

  • Repetitive

  • $88,623

    Average Salary

What Does A Salesforce Administrator 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 Salesforce Administrator

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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Salesforce Administrator Demographics

Gender

Male

56.5%

Female

40.5%

Unknown

2.9%
Ethnicity

White

57.2%

Asian

28.9%

Hispanic or Latino

7.5%

Unknown

4.6%

Black or African American

1.8%
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Languages Spoken

Spanish

33.3%

French

16.7%

Chinese

11.1%

Arabic

11.1%

Portuguese

5.6%

German

5.6%

Hindi

5.6%

Navajo

5.6%

Italian

5.6%
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Salesforce Administrator Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

17.8%

Northwestern Polytechnic University

7.8%

Strayer University

6.7%

University of South Florida

5.6%

Iowa State University

5.6%

San Francisco State University

5.6%

Texas A&M University

4.4%

Northeastern University

4.4%

Fairleigh Dickinson University

4.4%

Governors State University

4.4%

Missouri State University

3.3%

University of Maryland - University College

3.3%

Western Governors University

3.3%

University of Washington

3.3%

State University of New York Albany

3.3%

San Diego State University

3.3%

Silicon Valley University

3.3%

National University

3.3%

University of California - Davis

3.3%

Santa Clara University

3.3%
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Majors

Computer Science

26.1%

Business

16.3%

Electrical Engineering

9.5%

Computer Engineering

6.1%

Information Technology

5.6%

Engineering

4.7%

Computer Information Systems

3.4%

Marketing

3.3%

Computer Applications

3.1%

Information Systems

2.8%

Electrical Engineering Technology

2.7%

Psychology

2.5%

Management

2.4%

Communication

2.4%

Finance

2.1%

Management Information Systems

1.5%

Mechanical Engineering

1.5%

Accounting

1.5%

Economics

1.3%

Education

1.2%
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Degrees

Bachelors

57.1%

Masters

26.9%

Other

9.4%

Associate

3.1%

Certificate

2.3%

Doctorate

0.6%

Diploma

0.5%

License

0.1%
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Real Salesforce Administrator Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Senior Salesforce Administrator Adobe Systems Incorporated San Jose, CA Oct 14, 2015 $148,803
Salesforce Administrator Xifin, Inc. San Diego, CA Jul 06, 2015 $140,000
Certified Salesforce Administrator Scopus It, Inc. Mountain View, CA Jan 04, 2016 $140,000
SR. Salesforce Administrator Solarcity Corporation San Francisco, CA Aug 18, 2015 $140,000
Senior Salesforce Administrator and Developer Marketo, Inc. San Mateo, CA Sep 12, 2016 $139,000 -
$159,000
Salesforce Administrator Surveymonkey Inc. Palo Alto, CA Mar 14, 2016 $135,000
SR. Salesforce Administrator Solarcity Corporation San Francisco, CA Aug 02, 2016 $130,000
Salesforce Administrator Interactive Advertising Bureau New York, NY Aug 19, 2016 $130,000
SR. Salesforce Administrator Solarcity Corporation San Francisco, CA Nov 04, 2016 $125,000
Salesforce Administrator Mongodb, Inc. Palo Alto, CA Jun 18, 2015 $125,000
Salesforce Administrator AIG Claims, Inc. Jersey City, NJ Jun 15, 2015 $125,000
Salesforce Administrator III Genomic Health, Inc. Redwood City, CA Nov 21, 2016 $123,000
Senior Salesforce Administrator Gigamon, Inc. Santa Clara, CA Mar 25, 2016 $122,762
Salesforce Administrator Ecova, Inc. Richardson, TX Aug 24, 2016 $99,258
Salesforce Administrator Intone Networks Inc. Mountain View, CA Apr 01, 2016 $99,000
Salesforce Administrator Intone Networks Inc. Mountain View, CA Jan 04, 2016 $99,000
Salesforce Administrator Paramount Software Solutions, Inc. Alpharetta, GA Aug 15, 2016 $98,000
Salesforce Administrator Sunstreet Energy Group LLC Miami, FL Oct 15, 2015 $95,000
Salesforce Administrator Merchant E-Solutions, Inc. Redwood City, CA Jul 15, 2015 $95,000
Salesforce Administrator Amplify Education, Inc. New York, NY Oct 14, 2015 $95,000
Salesforce Administrator Knight Capital Funding LLC Miami Beach, FL Jan 28, 2016 $95,000
Salesforce.Com Administrator Ashton Woods Corporate, LLC Roswell, GA Aug 31, 2015 $84,261
Salesforce Administrator, Business System Elasticsearch, Inc. Mountain View, CA Dec 18, 2015 $82,992 -
$102,170
Salesforce Admin/Developer Prime Software Technologies, Inc. Round Rock, TX Jul 14, 2015 $81,182
Salesforce Administrator Guru It Solutions Inc. San Jose, CA Sep 15, 2016 $80,000
Salesforce Administrator V-Soft Consulting Group, Inc. Vernon Hills, IL Jul 09, 2016 $80,000
Salesforce Administrator V-Soft Consulting Group, Inc. Vernon Hills, IL Sep 07, 2016 $80,000
Salesforce.Com Administrator Trulia Inc. Centennial, CO Aug 11, 2015 $78,915 -
$135,000
Salesforce Administrator Carfax, Inc. Centreville, VA Aug 12, 2015 $78,000

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Top Skills for A Salesforce Administrator

WorkflowRulesCustomObjectsApprovalProcessesForce.ComPlatformLoadDataDashboardsEmailAlertsDataManipulationValidationRulesClassesContactsSandboxCustomTabsWebServicesCustomControllersSalesforceCRMHtmlVisualforcePagesEclipseIDEPlug-InSoql

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Top Salesforce Administrator Skills

  1. Workflow Rules
  2. Custom Objects
  3. Approval Processes
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Created Roles, Profiles, Access Settings, Workflow Rules, Validations, creation and modification of fields and page layouts.
  • Maintained application components such as templates, field rules, assignment rules, workflows, custom objects and reports.
  • Designed and modified Approval processes and created Approval steps which used email alerts and field updates.
  • Used data loader to load the records on to the force.com platform.
  • Used it to read, extract, and load data from comma separated values (CSV) files.

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