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
Geospatial information scientist
3.3
$90k
Computer repair technician
3.3
$47k
Geodesist
3.3
$63k
Front-End developer
3.3
$51k
Computer programmer
3.2
$85k
Network administrator
3.2
$47k
IT security consultant
3.2
$60k
Security engineer
3.2
$74k
Desktop publisher
3.2
$45k
Golf course superintendent
3.2
$34k

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?