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Network and Database Administrators

Cybersecurity and Information Technology

Service Branches

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Work Environment

Network and database administrators in the military work in offices or at computer sites on military bases or aboard ships.

  • Military Status


  • Median Military Salary This is the median, or the midpoint, of the salary range for this career.


    Military Salary Range Salary varies based on years of service, degree level, special pays, family status and location.

    $22,938 - $215,609


Network and database administrators develop, install, operate, and maintain the Military’s computer networks and databases. They monitor system performance and make sure the appropriate personnel have access to data. They perform administrative duties including providing user support to military personnel. They also provide information security to protect the Military’s computer systems against cyberattacks. Network and database administrators may work in military facilities or aboard ships and submarines.

Military Training

All enlisted service members complete basic military training which includes time spent in a classroom and in the field and covers tactical and survival skills physical training military life and customs and weapons training. Network and database administrators in the Military will gain skills through classroom study and on-the-job experience. Job-specific training topics relate to specific computer systems and languages and may include:

  • Use of computers and peripheral equipment
  • Computer systems concepts
  • Planning designing and testing computer systems
  • Program structuring coding and debugging
  • Use of current programming languages
  • Computer security issues
  • Network management

Helpful Attributes

  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • Ability to understand and apply math concepts
  • Interest in solving problems
  • Interest in work requiring accuracy and attention to detail

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