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Old 07-20-2006, 07:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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If you are a blackberry administrator at your company can you post your job description and and a salary range? i am not trying to be nosey but putting together a presentation for my CIO on why there needs to be a Blackberry Administrator and that I should be that person, since I have been performing these duties for 1.5 yrs. Any help possible would be greatly appreciated.

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It depends on how many Berrys you have. I think you'll find that most of us are BES Admins on top of everything else we do.
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Originally Posted by CanuckBB
It depends on how many Berrys you have. I think you'll find that most of us are BES Admins on top of everything else we do.
That's is absolutely correct. On top of being the primary admin for 3 BES servers (and backup admin on 1), I am also a system admin for our Cisco IP phones (accessing both Call Manager and Unity voicemail systems), and handle all telecom responsibilities for all of our manufacturing sites and showrooms (ordering/cancelling circuits/POTS lines, etc).
No longer a BES Admin, but it was fun while it lasted!
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I manage 3 BES servers totaling 300 devices in all. It definitely isn't a full-time job for me (I also manage the company's cisco infrastructure).
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Unless you're administering a BES farm which includes the 3 messaging formats (Domino, Groupwise & Exchange) or not, and several thousand users it may be hard to justify a "BES Administrator" role solely. Chances are, you're like the most of us being called upon to support an additional service apart from our normal administrative duties.
If an additional 100 network printers were added to your environment, it would be difficult to argue the need for a "Printer Administrator" given its use and function in the grand scheme of things.
However, given the role that the BES and BlackBerrys play in the corporate environment and the fact that its use is considered a "high visibility" service, you may stand a better chance of asking for additional compensation. That may put the CIO on notice, that this new service does demand some extra time and administration. Again, the number of users you currently support is a major factor as well as the depth of use of the BES features...that is is MDS a heavily used service, is there app there siginificant IM integration....that sort of thing.
I guess what you're looking for is a number. It depends on what vertical your company is in (, construction, healthcare, manufacturing..etc) and it's reliance on technology, how much it is willing to pay, and also what's considered the industry standard in your "neck of the woods". There was a similar thread in this forum some time back which described what some of the illustrious admins here supossedly earn. I believe the range was somewhere between $50,000 - $85,000. This however was based on them fulfilling other duties apart form BEs administration. Hope this helps
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Also where you live plays a big part of salary. For obvious reasons if you live in lets say Chicago you can get $80,000+ But 80k in Chicago is considered average maybe even slightly below average in some parts of the city. You will also be managing other duties as well, like you are also the email admin.
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