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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 $65,000 - 85,000 annually


Network administrators ensure the smooth running of all of the elements that makes up organisational computer networks. Employment for network administrators to 2019 is expected to remain stable. Employment in this medium sized occupation fell over the last five years.

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Key skills

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

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.

  • Average Hours Worked
    39.5 full-time hours per week vs. all jobs average of 40 hours
  • Main Industries
    Information technology
  • Average qualification level
    35.4% Bachelor degree

* All information on this page has been complied using figures from payscale.com.au and the Australian Government's joboutlook.gov.au - 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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