Network administrators are about average in terms of happiness.

At CareerExplorer, we conduct an ongoing survey with millions of people and ask them how satisfied they are with their careers. As it turns out, network administrators rate their career happiness 3.2 out of 5 stars which puts them in the top 50% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy network administrators are to similar careers in the industry. Take a look at the results below:

Salaries and satisfaction ratings in similar careers

Career Satisfaction Avg Salary
Bioinformatics scientist
3.2
$82k
Distance learning coordinator
3.2
$85k
Desktop publisher
3.2
$45k

So what does it mean to be happy in your career? Let’s break it down into different dimensions:

  • Salary: Are network administrators happy with their salary?
  • Meaning: Do network administrators find their jobs meaningful?
  • Personality fit: How well suited are people’s personalities to their everyday tasks as network administrators?
  • Work environment: How enjoyable are network administrator’s work environments?
  • Skills utilization: Are network administrators making the best use of their abilities?

Are network administrators happy with their salary?