[OPINION] Best place in the US for NetAdmins


Remember that's the *mean*. There's a lot of small companies that have some
kid that has a 2 year degree and the first Crisco/MCSE cert and not much else.
They're not going to get rockstar salaries in places like Wyoming or West

As always, the survey definitions (and footnotes) are important. The survey shows the relative relationship better than the absolute numbers. Of course, there are exceptions.

I expect people following NANOG are more likely senior

   Computer Network Architects,
   Computer and Information Systems Managers, or
   Computer and Information Research Scientists

rather than specialists or administrators. They are also likely to have compensation packages in addition to wages.

Companies may provide free lunches and dinners to encourage employees to
stay at the office longer hours. Tech venture capital firms often want their investments close by Sand Hill Road, not in the mid-west fly over
country. Large multi-national firms are sometimes more used to a disperse workforce than a small startup firm. Every situation is different. It all depends on what you are looking for, and consider