[windows2000] Re: Very OT - Salary Range

  • From: "Etts, Russell" <retts@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 28 Oct 2003 14:04:21 -0500

Hi there
Here is what I have seen in the past:
Get all your information together (I know HR depts like to use
information from salary.com).  If you feel that you are underpaid, then
go to your manager and explain the situation.  Explain nicely that you
would like your job, but you do not feel that you are being compensated
fairly for the job you do.  You'd be surprised how cooperative people
are if you're really being underpaid.



From: Angus Macdonald [mailto:Angus.Macdonald@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: Tuesday, October 28, 2003 4:09 AM
To: windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [windows2000] Re: Very OT - Salary Range

This question crops up every few months on all the technical mailing
lists. In a nutshell, there isn't a set salary for any given post. A
company will set a salaray and if you don't feel you're worth that
salary you'll move on to another company. In my experience that's the
only way to get a higher salary, although you may miss out on other
benefits as well. For example, I earn considerably less than I could do
but to make the higher salary I'd have to move away from an easy drive
to work, close proximity to mountains and affordable housing. Those
things are important to me so I stay where I am. It all comes down to
your own priorities.
By all means go to your employer and say "I'm worth $XXXX, give it to me
or I'll leave" but unless you are genuinely irreplaceable, better be
ready to leave.
        -----Original Message-----
        From: Farrugia, Paul [mailto:pfarrugia@xxxxxxxxxxxx]
        Sent: 27 October 2003 17:07
        To: windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
        Subject: [windows2000] Very OT - Salary Range
        Sorry for the off-topic post but I was hoping to get some ideas
on what the job market is paying for someone with the titles Network
Administrator and Senior Network Administrator. I know the economy isn't
great right now and that our job market has taken a hit in the salary
ranges. I also searched various sites for salary comparisons but I am
not sure where they get their numbers from. One site showed that the
base pay for a Sr. Network Admin in my area (Clark, NJ) is between 70
and 90k. I don't know if it's based on certifications or not. I work for
a Credit Union and they are looking to "restructure" the salary ranges
and wanted to put my two cents in.
        I have no certifications, everything I know I basically taught
myself or learned from others.
        Here are some of my skills and experience:
        I have an Associates Degree in Computer Technology and am
currently attending Rutgers University for a BS in Computer Science.
        Exchange 5.5/2000 Administrator - 2 years
        ISA Server 2000/Internet/Proxy/Firewall Administrator - 2 years
        Cisco Routers - 2 years
        Windows 2000/NT Network Administrator - 4 years 
        Help Desk - 4 years
        PC/Laptop Rollouts - 4 years 
        I am also responsible for all network and email backup.
        My job also is requiring me to have a working knowledge of HTML,
XML, Java, and C++ (though I don't know what the hell for and no one
will give me a straight answer)
        I have a 2 page list of daily procedures that I have to check
off every day. Some of these tasks include:
        Ensuring backups were successful
        Checking logs on servers
        Monitoring servers
        Applying patches and hot fixes
        Help Desk Support
        We also have kiosks that I have to support and monitor as well
as a phone system. My list just keeps getting longer and longer each day
and my wallet doesn't get any thicker.
        Thanks in advance for any input or advice. 

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