Network Administrator Salary Range

In challenging economic times, organizations retain and hire network administrators to maximize production from existing systems. In a robust economy, businesses invest in new computing and telecommunications systems (and the network administrators who support them) to solidify infrastructure and spur a competitive advantage. This consistent demand for networking specialists, independent of economic conditions, has made network administration more "recession proof" than other IT roles. However, recent technological advancements in cloud computing, virtualization, and mobility have decreased companies' reliance on traditional network systems and personnel; make sure you are skilled and certified in these domains to boost your network administration salary and job outlook in today's workforce.

Here is a dynamic look at the network administrator salary landscape, featuring trends and data from the latest salary surveys and unbiased sources. Use our job search and education tools to maximize your own network administrator salary, and explore the network administrator career path for a deep dive into this field.

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Historic Network Administrator Salaries

Average salary ranges for network administrators, network managers and related professionals from 2018 to 2019:

Job Title 2018 Salary 2019 Salary 1-Year Change
Network Administrator $73,250 - $123,250 $74,750 - $126,750 + 2.5%
Network Engineer $90,000 - $151,750 $92,000 - $154,250 + 1.9%
Network Architect $112,750 - $190,000 $114,000 - $195,000 + 2.1%
Network Manager $93,500 - $157,250 $94,750 - $162,000 + 2.4%
pdf icon Sources: Robert Half Technology 2018 and 2019 IT Salary Guides

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Network Administrator Salaries by State

U.S. State / Location

Average Annual Wage

Average Hourly Wage

Alabama
$76,370
$36.72
Alaska
$82,980
$39.89
Arizona
$85,850
$41.27
Arkansas
$65,220
$31.36
California
$97,810
$47.02
Colorado
$84,170
$40.46
Connecticut
$93,230
$44.82
Delaware
$80,990
$38.94
District of Columbia
$99,920
$48.04
Florida
$79,070
$38.02
Georgia
$86,910
$41.78
Hawaii
$86,530
$41.60
Idaho
$66,930
$32.18
Illinois
$86,290
$41.49
Indiana
$75,500
$36.30
Iowa
$74,940
$36.03
Kansas
$75,940
$36.51
Kentucky
$64,320
$30.92
Louisiana
$68,380
$32.87
Maine
$76,780
$36.91
Maryland
$108,190
$52.01
Massachusetts
$91,470
$43.98
Michigan
$77,580
$37.30
Minnesota
$85,620
$41.16
Mississippi
$75,000
$36.06
Missouri
$82,160
$39.50
Montana
$64,780
$31.14
Nebraska
$78,620
$37.80
Nevada
$84,330
$40.54
New Hampshire
$87,720
$42.18
New Jersey
$99,070
$47.63
New Mexico
$76,700
$36.87
New York
$94,940
$45.64
North Carolina
$84,870
$40.80
North Dakota
$71,180
$34.22
Ohio
$80,500
$38.70
Oklahoma
$73,130
$35.16
Oregon
$82,020
$39.44
Pennsylvania
$77,700
$37.36
Puerto Rico
$47,000
$22.59
Rhode Island
$90,600
$43.56
South Carolina
$75,630
$36.36
South Dakota
$62,420
$30.01
Tennessee
$80,030
$38.48
Texas
$89,500
$43.03
Utah
$81,430
$39.15
Vermont
$75,170
$36.14
Virginia
$93,860
$45.13
Washington
$92,750
$44.59
West Virginia
$68,980
$33.16
Wisconsin
$75,320
$36.21
Wyoming
$66,340
$31.89
web icon Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)

Network Administrator Salaries by Specialty

Compare network admin earnings by IT certifications held, career role specialization, and experience level.

  • Junior Network Administrator: $50,000
  • Network Administrator: $65,000
  • Microsoft Network Admin: $71,000
  • Network Designer: $81,000
  • Cisco Network Administrator: $82,000
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA): $84,000
  • Firewall Administrator: $85,000
  • Network Engineer: $86,000
  • Cisco Network Engineer: $89,000
  • Network Maintenance Specialist: $90,000
  • Network Security Administrator: $91,000
  • Senior Network Engineer: $95,000
  • Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP): $97,000
  • Senior Network Security Engineer: $100,000
  • Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE): $120,000
  • Network Administration Lead: $123,000
web icon Source: Indeed.com

Networking Salaries vs. Other IT Disciplines

Average salary for network administrators and other popular technology roles.

  • Technology Manager: $142,063
  • Systems Architect: $129,952
  • Product Manager: $114,174
  • DevOps Engineer: $111,683
  • Software Engineer: $110,989
  • Hardware Engineer: $110,972
  • IT Project Manager: $110,925
  • Cyber Security Engineer: $110,716
  • Applications Developer: $105,202
  • Security Analyst: $103,597
  • Database Administrator: $103,473
  • Data Scientist: $95,404
  • Business Analyst: $94,926
  • Computer Programmer: $91,404
  • Network Engineer: $88,280
  • Web Developer: $82,765
  • Systems Administrator: $82,624
  • Technical Support: $60,600
  • Help Desk Technician: $45,709
  • PC Service & Repair: $41,310
pdf icon Source: 2019 Technology Salary Report by Dice.com

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