What does an Information Technology Administrator do?

Information technology (IT) administrators maintain a company's IT network, servers, and security systems. They work in a company's IT department and may manage ticket queues and set departmental priorities. They travel to remote sites and customer locations to resolve issues with software and hardware. They oversee organizations’ computer systems, manage IT teams, maintain information systems and networks, upgrade and install new hardware and software, and perform troubleshooting techniques.

IT administrators perform diagnostics tests, debug sand procedures to optimize computer systems and document processing fees. They are responsible for backing up and archiving data and developing data retrieval and recovery procedures. They design and implement efficient end-user feedback and error reporting systems and supervise IT department employees. They remain up to date with advancements and best practices in IT administration and need a bachelor's degree in computer science, information technology, information systems, or related fields and at least two years of experience in a similar role.

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Average Years of Experience

0 - 1
2 - 4
5 - 7

Common Skill Sets

Windows Server 2008
Operating Systems
Microsoft Office Suite
Active Directory
Written Communication
Microsoft Windows

Information Technology Administrator Seniority Levels

Information Technology Administrator
It Consultant
15% made the transition
Information Technology Specialist
19% made the transition
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Information Technology Administrator Salaries

Average Base Pay

$70,558 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Median: $71K
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