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Network Administrator

Find out how to become a network administrator and work in the information technology industry. Discover information on salary, growth, stability and occupational expectations.

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The current average salary of an Network Administrator is $85,700 - $125,400 annually

What does a Network Administrator do?

Network administrators ensure the smooth running of all of the elements that makes up organisational computer networks.

Read more about the information technology industry.

What are the key skills of a Network Administrator?

Network administrators are responsible for the maintenance of the software and hardware that comprises the network elements of computer systems.

  • Liaise with other managers regarding system requirements and issues
  • Assign network addresses and manage protocols
  • Maintain network infrastructure, including file servers, to meet system requirements
  • Develop systems to monitor and test computer networks
  • Troubleshoot network problems and resolve issues
  • Document network procedures in the network inventory

How to become a Network Administrator

If you're interested in pursuing the career path of Network Administrator, you'll ideally need to have qualifications in information technology or computer science. It's also recommended that you gain relevant vendor certifications in order to gain relevant practical skills in the field.

We recommend studying a ICT50220 - Diploma of Information Technology (Advanced Networking) as this qualification can help you build the necessary skills needed in IT networking.

Quick facts

Working as a network administrator allows you to keep up to date with the latest network technology and use this to design effective systems and solve problems.

Employment for Network Administrators is set to fall over the next five years, as of 2020.

  • Average Hours Worked
    42 full-time hours per week vs. all jobs average of 44 hours
  • Main Industries
    Information technology
  • Job Growth
    Set to fall over the next five years, as of 2020. 

* All information on this page has been complied using figures from and the Australian Government's - all figures are indications only, and are accurate at time of publication. Please do your own research before selecting a course or career.

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