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Network/Systems/Server Admins - What Is Your Salary?

Discussion in 'Business & Enterprise Computing' started by Oppressa, Oct 23, 2010.

  1. PacketStorm4

    PacketStorm4 Member

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    Ill Bite,

    Sector: Private
    Servers: # ~50
    Clients: # 200+
    I'm the guy that does everything, maintaining servers, networking, cisco, exchange, citrix, etc etc..
    To the guy that resets passwords, and builds up OS's for new machines.
    Hours:38
    Salary:<30 but greater than 25
    Anything extra you're required to do: Just about everything, soo much outside of my contract.
    5 years exp.
    This thread is a tad depressing.....
     
    Last edited: Oct 24, 2010
  2. tensop

    tensop Member

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    Well, the school does not pay it. it's contracted work through their governing body
     
  3. yoda123

    yoda123 Member

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    Wow, time to go see the boss tomorrow and ask for a decent pay rise, that is a joke...
     
  4. Apocolypse

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    This, you should at least be earning twice that.
     
  5. Fishmaster

    Fishmaster Member

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    Sector: Private (airports)
    Servers: Rough estimate off the top of my head I'd say 50+ though closer to the 100 range. Anything and everything from OS2, Red Hat, Ubuntu, win2k3, win2k8, win NT4.0 and some old dos ones running legacy apps.
    Clients: 700 odd here in SYD with another 100-150 at remote sites around Australasia.
    Does your roll require you to do helpdesk jobs or just server work? Anything and everything to do with the systems. From reinstall of images, server maintenance, patching, networking (both physical and software) mechanical work on printers to the jobs we shouldn't be doing but its just quicker when we do.
    Hours: Shift work of about 170-200 hours a month.
    Salary: currently on 52k (+30-35% in loading/penalties). Needs to be changing soon as I'm definitely getting underpaid. Company seems to pay those doing the least amount of work or who have the least amount of knowledge the most :lol:
     
  6. Nyarghnia

    Nyarghnia (Taking a Break)

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    Even though i'm not an I.T dude anymore..I still read here from time to time but I just had to comment on what i'm seeing here in this thread...

    I'm looking at a few non I.T roles where project management, organisation and handling business processes (all thigns that experienced I.T people develop over tim) are actually VALUED...

    I'm shocked at the sorts of salaries that are being bandied about, also... something else that you guys will find is the absolute contempt with which I.T people are held in by businesses...

    I've been offered 2 roles already with a 50-60% increase in pay right off the bat....

    Here's some comments I've had from recent meetings..

    "They're just techo's mate, they love to play with that stuff"
    "We're looking at pissing it all off to India, it's just I.T after all"
    "So, you're moving up and out of I.T finally? Good stuff"

    Seriously.. the salaries I see being posted here are an absolute disgrace for the most part, you guys realise that you could earn more money as a photocopier sales rep with a 10% strike rate?

    My eyes have been opened up to the 'world beyond I.T'..

    Get your CV's updated, focus on your 'business process enhacement' and 'synergistic optimisation and focus of resources of business objectives' and similiar BS... go earn some real money.

    -NyarghNia
     
  7. Falkor

    Falkor Member

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    Alright who let Nyarghnia in here?

    Wheres elvis? That will make the cycle complete :lol:
     
  8. FiShy

    FiShy Member

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    Can teh OP rename this to SysAdmins...... lol
     
  9. s3kemo

    s3kemo Member

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    Although I sympathise with your position and it's a bit saddening to see someone leave IT for the reasons you have, I wonder if that sort of behaviour is more common in non-IT companies (i.e. where you work in the IT dept of a company), as opposed to an IT company that is outsourced by other companies. I work for a company similar to the latter and have done most of my short IT career. My previous company was a construction company and I can see similarities where the construction workers simply don't understand my world as much as I don't understand theirs, so naturally there is a lot of misinformation between us.

    It just makes me wonder that in a company who specialises in an IT niche, and is outsourced by other companies has a higher respect (internally) for IT and the skills, whereas in a non-IT company the IT dept is perceived to be just be a bunch of replaceable, anti-social nerds who love playing with anything with a 240v lead on it.
     
  10. Swathe

    Swathe (Banned or Deleted)

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    This X's a billion. ICT often have to deal with managment who understand nothing about IT but yet still are in a postion to make policy and financial decisions affecting the ICT team.
     
  11. roweysvn

    roweysvn Member

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    This is what I want to do (hopefully) in the future. Just need to get the right skills training behind me before I can (hopefully) make that transition.
     
  12. bcann

    bcann Member

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    Don't work in a large city where there is tonnes of competition and everyone working for the lowest dollar, go somewhere a bit more rural/remote and watch not only the dollars go up but also the extras (free housing, a car, etc etc) and also get that work/life balance, and generally a more decent boss. If you need the city go there once a month or whatever you need.

    Why work your ass off for not a great pay and pay a bucketload for rent, when you can move somewhere a bit less populated and earn much more?
     
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    Oppressa

    Oppressa Member

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    Fine FFS LOL!
     
  14. Swathe

    Swathe (Banned or Deleted)

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    I start this job next week

    Sector: Non-profit
    Servers: 10-20
    Clients: 150
    Does your roll require you to do helpdesk jobs or just server work?: Both. Level 2 help, Network, Server admin, Virtual Infrastructure, backup and other odds and ends.
    Hours: 38
    Salary: 42kish + super, RDO once a month
    Anything extra you're required to do: Won't know till I get ther lol

    I know it certainly doesn't rate as a high paying position. I switched from carpentry to IT and I have fought my way through helpdesk and desktop support roles to get to a role like this. I have no formal qualifications but I bust my arse to learn and do the best damn job I can. This role will help give me a lot more practical experience that I can hopefully apply to quickly knock out a few certifications. I would rather know my shit than wave a piece of paper, but I would certainly like to have them to keep my options open in the future.
     
    Last edited: Oct 25, 2010
  15. iceazn

    iceazn Member

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    Sector: Private
    Servers: # ~15 mixture of NetWare, Linix & Windows
    Clients: # 100+
    Does your roll require you to do helpdesk jobs or just server work?: Both. I take care of all support and maintain all servers/networks. Anything involving technology = me
    Hours: 40
    Salary: 65k + super + phone + etag
    Experience: Started here when I was in Uni, that was 3 years ago
     
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    Oppressa

    Oppressa Member

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    Private what? School?
     
  17. Glide

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    Wow, this thread is an eye-opener...

    maybe I'll just stay where I am.... :Paranoid:
     
  18. PacketStorm4

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    Home for lunch,
    Im currently in discussions, not looking good.....
     
  19. Gumby

    Gumby Member

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    Location:
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    Sector: Private Company
    Servers: # ~15 Mix of Windows & Linux
    Clients: # 150
    Does your roll require you to do helpdesk jobs or just server work?: Everything. Management, projects, helpdesk, server, network, software. One man band.
    Hours: 40 on paper, 45-50 real world
    Salary: 70k + super + phone
    Experience: Uni degree + 6 Years in this roll
     
  20. GiantGuineaPig

    GiantGuineaPig Member

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    Haha amusing with all the people crying 'Network Admins don't look after servers!'

    Apparently they've only ever worked in huge companies with lots of IT people :)
     

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