Job growth rate between 2004 to 2014: 38.4%
Its safe to say that the entire enterprise relies upon the network administrator. All those humming machines, the big interconnected servers that make everything function without a skilled and ever-vigilant administrator, it all ceases to function. The employees cant even send a simple e-mail. Making the administrators job that much more complicated: they often have to manage the IT support people who tend to the network.
The middle 50 percent earned between $46,260 and $73,620.
The highest 10 percent earned more than $91,300.
The lowest 10 percent earned less than $37,100.
The median annual salary: $58,190.
The industries that employed the most network and computer systems administrators paid the following median salaries:
Wired telecommunications carriers: $65,120.
Computer systems design: $63,710.
Management of companies and enterprises: $61,600.
Elementary and secondary schools: $51,420.
Colleges and universities: $51,170.
Source of salary and job growth rate data: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2004.