What does a Network Administrator do?

Network administrators are responsible for the implementation, management, and troubleshooting of a company's networks that rely on hardware and software. They will analyze the company’s needs and install and maintain the necessary hardware and software and solve any problems or technical issues that may arise along the way.

Network administrators install and support the company’s network and computer systems, which includes oversight of the communications systems to ensure that information flows properly within an organization. They continually monitor data to ensure the system is optimized, and they look for problems or issues that could either be caused by the network or potentially by another user. They ensure that new users are properly trained on network usage, and they train fellow employees on how to properly upload and download material that has the potential to impact the integrity of the network. They are also responsible for the maintenance and repair of personal computer local area networks, wide area networks security, and internet systems. Network administrators need a minimum of a certificate or an associate’s degree in a computer-related discipline. Employers often require a bachelor’s degree in computer science, information technology, or related fields.

EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.6 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.6 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

Network Administrator Salaries

Average Base Pay

€49,505 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Median: €50K
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Network Administrator Career Path

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CX Zendesk Administrator
30 Aug 2021

“Plus the pay is great as well and so far I never experience any delay.”

CNET Global SolutionsCNET Global Solutions
Senior Hadoop Administrator
21 Sep 2020

“CNET is an excellent place to work and build the career on cutting edge technologies.”

Network Administrator
19 Feb 2020

“Promotion is based on your results of inter exam ( trend next) not on your performance.”

UC San DiegoUC San Diego
Network Administrator
2 Nov 2020

“Work life balance can be great if you find a niche that keeps you stable (don't take on any new work or projects)”

International Polymer Engineering
Network Administrator
4 Apr 2021

“My Best reason to work with IPE is to have better opportunity and find the people to work with.”

Network Administrator
23 Oct 2019

“as a fresher it is good to work and gain the knowledge”

Tech MahindraTech Mahindra
Network Administrator
18 Nov 2021

“Good good good good good”

Senior Network Associate
15 Jun 2021

“Employee work and life balance”

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Frequently asked questions about the role and responsibilities of a network administrator

When working as a network administrator, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are Modems, Antennas, LAN WAN, Routing Protocols and Configuration.

The most similar professions to network administrator are:
  • Network Security Engineer
  • Systems Engineer
  • Systems Administrator
  • Network Engineer

The most common qualifications to become a network administrator is a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.