How much does a Network Administrator I make in the United States? The average Network Administrator I salary in the United States is $68,454 as of August 27, 2023, but the range typically falls between $61,521 and $76,589. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, helps you determine your exact pay target. 

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Network Administrator I Salaries by Percentile
Percentile Salary Location Last Updated
10th Percentile Network Administrator I Salary $55,209 US August 27, 2023
25th Percentile Network Administrator I Salary $61,521 US August 27, 2023
50th Percentile Network Administrator I Salary $68,454 US August 27, 2023
75th Percentile Network Administrator I Salary $76,589 US August 27, 2023
90th Percentile Network Administrator I Salary $83,994 US August 27, 2023
25% $61,521 10% $55,209 90% $83,994 75% $76,589 $68,454 50%(Median) Didn’t find job title? Click
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Job Description for Network Administrator I

Network Administrator I is responsible for the daily administration of a network and server environment. Installs, configures, and maintains system software. Being a Network Administrator I monitors network performance, troubleshoots issues, and deploys solutions. Documents network issues and events using standard formats. Additionally, Network Administrator I plans and implements upgrades, patches, and new applications and equipment installation. Uses scripting and writes basic programs to automate processes. Maintains and follows disaster recovery, security, backup, and restore plans. May evaluate new tools or equipment and perform analysis/feasibility studies to guide decisions on optimizing network performance. Typically requires a bachelor's degree. May require Network Administrator Certification. Typically reports to a supervisor or manager. The Network Administrator I work is closely managed. Works on projects/matters of limited complexity in a support role. To be a Network Administrator I typically requires 0-2 years of related experience. (Copyright 2023 View full job description

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