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Working As A Senior Network 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

  • $80,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Senior Network 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 Senior Network 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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Senior Network Administrator Career Paths

Senior Network Administrator
Information Technology Manager Director Of Information
Chief Information Officer
11 Yearsyrs
Information Technology Director Technical Director Director Of Information
Director Information Technology Infrastructure
13 Yearsyrs
Information Technology Manager Senior Manager
Director Of Information
10 Yearsyrs
Technical Consultant Network Administrator Information Systems Manager
Director Of Information Services
9 Yearsyrs
Information Technology Project Manager Senior Manager Director Of Information
Director Of Information Technology Security
12 Yearsyrs
Project Manager Information Technology Project Manager Director Of Information
Director Of Information Technology Services
12 Yearsyrs
Technical Consultant Senior Consultant Information Technology Manager
Director Of Infrastructure Operations
13 Yearsyrs
Information Technology Director Technical Consultant Network Administrator
Information Systems Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Senior System Administrator Information Technology Manager
Information Technology Director
10 Yearsyrs
Information Technology Consultant Senior Consultant Information Technology Manager
Information Technology Infrastructure Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Director Of Information Management Consultant Senior Consultant
Information Technology Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Project Manager Technical Project Manager Information Technology Manager
Information Technology Systems Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Information Technology Project Manager Adjunct Instructor Information Technology Manager
Infrastructure Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Senior System Administrator Director Of Information
Senior Director Of Information & Technology
13 Yearsyrs
Director Of Information Program Manager Information Technology Project Manager
Senior Information Technology Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Senior Unix Systems Administrator Senior System Administrator Infrastructure Manager
Senior Manager Infrastructure
13 Yearsyrs
Systems Engineer Systems Administrator
Senior System Administrator
8 Yearsyrs
Information Technology Consultant Information Technology Administrator Systems Engineer
Senior Systems Engineer
8 Yearsyrs
Systems Engineer Information Technology Manager Director Of Information
Vice President Of Information Technology
12 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Network Manager 3.9 years
Network Supervisor 3.8 years
Network Operator 3.3 years
LAN Administrator 3.3 years
Systems Engineer 3.2 years
Administrator 3.2 years
MIS Administrator 3.2 years
LAN Engineer 3.2 years
Network Technician 3.1 years
Network Engineer 3.1 years
Network Integrator 2.9 years
Network Architect 2.9 years
Network Associate 2.6 years
Server Engineer 2.5 years
Network Consultant 2.4 years
Network Installer 2.2 years
Network Contractor 1.8 years
Network Assistant 1.7 years
Network Internship 0.6 years
Top Employers Before
Consultant 3.3%
Top Employers After
Consultant 3.2%
Manager 1.8%

Senior Network Administrator Demographics

Gender

Male

89.3%

Female

9.1%

Unknown

1.6%
Ethnicity

White

76.3%

Hispanic or Latino

10.4%

Asian

10.1%

Unknown

2.4%

Black or African American

0.7%
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Languages Spoken

Spanish

37.7%

Carrier

13.2%

Cheyenne

11.3%

French

5.7%

Chinese

3.8%

Japanese

3.8%

Russian

1.9%

Dutch

1.9%

Turkish

1.9%

German

1.9%

Marathi

1.9%

Italian

1.9%

Hebrew

1.9%

Romanian

1.9%

Dakota

1.9%

Tagalog

1.9%

Mandarin

1.9%

Cantonese

1.9%

Hindi

1.9%
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Senior Network Administrator Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

28.4%

Strayer University

8.2%

University of Maryland - University College

6.7%

Western Governors University

6.7%

Pennsylvania State University

4.6%

American InterContinental University

4.3%

George Mason University

4.3%

The Academy

3.4%

Southern New Hampshire University

3.4%

Northern Virginia Community College

3.4%

University of Maryland - College Park

3.0%

Northeastern University

3.0%

University of North Texas

2.7%

Community College of the Air Force

2.7%

University of Houston

2.7%

Bellevue University

2.7%

New York University

2.4%

Eastern Michigan University

2.4%

More Tech Institute

2.4%

Northern Illinois University

2.4%
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Majors

Computer Science

20.3%

Business

13.0%

Computer Information Systems

12.6%

Information Technology

12.4%

Electrical Engineering

6.3%

Computer Networking

5.5%

Information Systems

4.7%

Management Information Systems

4.2%

Electrical Engineering Technology

2.8%

Management

2.4%

Computer Engineering

2.1%

Computer Technical Support

2.0%

Computer Systems Security

1.9%

Project Management

1.7%

Communication

1.4%

Computer Programming

1.4%

Education

1.4%

Finance

1.3%

Environmental Control Technologies/Technicians

1.3%

Accounting

1.3%
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Degrees

Bachelors

42.6%

Other

21.4%

Masters

16.7%

Associate

13.4%

Certificate

3.7%

Diploma

1.8%

Doctorate

0.5%
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Real Senior Network Administrator Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
SR. Network Administrator Vendini, Inc. San Francisco, CA Jun 15, 2015 $170,000
SR. Network Administrator HCL Global Systems Inc. New York, NY Mar 30, 2015 $133,568
SR. Network Systems Administrator Illumina Santa Clara, CA Apr 25, 2016 $130,000 -
$150,000
Senior Telecommunication Network Administrator Data, Inc. Montvale, NJ Sep 13, 2015 $130,000 -
$190,000
SR. Network Administrator Litepoint Corporation, A Teradyne Company Sunnyvale, CA Jun 16, 2016 $130,000
SR. Network Administrator Belcan Services Group Ltd Partnership I Colorado Springs, CO Aug 20, 2015 $128,000
SR. Network Systems Administrator Illumina, Inc. Santa Clara, CA Feb 20, 2015 $122,762 -
$155,000
Senior Network Administrator Stratogent Corporation San Mateo, CA Jul 19, 2016 $120,000
SR. SAP Network/System Administrator Mom365, Inc. Saint Charles, MO Oct 11, 2015 $118,500
Senior Network Administrator Ads Alliance Data Systems, Inc. Irving, TX May 27, 2016 $118,000
SR. Network Administrator HCL Global Systems Inc. Farmington Hills, MI Feb 16, 2016 $116,000
SR. Network Administrator Externetworks Inc. Piscataway, NJ Aug 18, 2015 $114,912
Senior Network Administrator Stratogent Corporation San Mateo, CA May 11, 2015 $113,963
Senior Network Administrator Accenture LLP Florham Park, NJ Aug 25, 2016 $100,000
Senior Network Administrator Virtue Group, LLC. Alpharetta, GA Mar 24, 2016 $98,000
Senior Systems/Network Administrator NTT Data, Inc. Plano, TX Jul 02, 2015 $96,803
Senior Network Administrator Mastech Alliance, Inc., A Mastech Holdings Company College Park, MD Oct 27, 2015 $96,085
Senior Systems/Network Engineer/Administrator Blossom Solutions, Inc. Ellicott City, MD Nov 14, 2015 $96,000
Senior Network Administrator Gas Express LLC Atlanta, GA Aug 02, 2016 $95,846
Senior Network & Systems Administrator Om TEK, Inc. Irving, TX Jun 21, 2016 $95,000
Senior Network and Systems Administrator Mastech, Inc., A Mastech Holdings, Inc. Company Jersey City, NJ Apr 02, 2016 $94,771
Senior Network Administrator Accenture LLP Chicago, IL Sep 19, 2016 $85,400
SR. Network Storage Administrator Teradyne Infotech Farmington Hills, MI Jun 01, 2016 $85,000
Senior Network Administrator Randstad Technologies, LP Wayne, PA Jul 25, 2016 $85,000
SR. Network Administrator Litepoint Corporation Sunnyvale, CA Dec 11, 2015 $85,000
Senior Network System Administrator Mastech, Inc., A Mastech Holdings, Inc. Company Bethpage, NY Jan 02, 2016 $84,649
Senior Network Administrators HCL America Inc. Redmond, WA Nov 19, 2015 $84,302
Senior Network Systems Administrator Presence RHC Corporation Elk Grove Village, IL Sep 21, 2015 $84,115 -
$109,252

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Top Skills for A Senior Network Administrator

WindowsServerNetworkHardwareActiveDirectorySymantecBackupExecRemoteAccessRoutersLan/WanVPNDesktopSupportSQLServerVmwareESXWindowsNewTechnologiesDisasterRecoveryWebServersFirewallDNSSetupEmailDomainControllersInternet

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Top Senior Network Administrator Skills

  1. Windows Server
  2. Network Hardware
  3. Active Directory
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Support Windows Server 2003 active directory environment.
  • Analyzed and resolved network hardware, software, and communications problems using diagnostic software and/or technical troubleshooting processes.
  • Design migration plan to virtualize an aging windows environment and optimize Active Directory Parish International Company.
  • Configured and maintained corporate backups using Symantec Backup Exec 2010.
  • Provided support for servers and Mac clients via Remote Access.

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