I've been in the IT field for 3 years now (after graduating a 3 year Computer Programming Analysis program at college). Where I currently work now, they hired me on as a coop, then contract, then full time for a total of 3 years.
I now wear a couple hats at work, one being Network Adaministrator which entails:
Designing/implementing/maintaining (all linux and opensource software) gateways, dns, firewall, smtp server, linux wap's, spam filters, web filters, vpn servers, and failover/load balancing links over our wan which extends to 5 different locations, and many other network admin related tasks
EDI - Everything but the mapping of it, this also entails a fair amount of SAP work, helping out sales, finance, tracking down missed/lost/incorrect invoices etc...
Helpdesk - I also work in our helpdesk (with one other IT member who is solely helpdesk). We support around 140 users
I'm on call 24/7 since I'm the one who set most everything up in terms of the Network and EDI and am the only one who understands how it works, and I get called in a fair amount (network failure (our provider, not my equipment :D), terminated user, etc..)
I work in the GTA area (Near toronto, ontario, canada) and am currently making just over 50k/yr .. from what I've read online for the area I work in thats a fair amount below the average salary. I don't know anyone else personally that does the same type of work as me (although I know many exist), so I was just curious if I could get ideas on what they are making. I really enjoy my work and workplace, so I don't plan on looking elsewhere, but I have brought it to their attention that my salary is lower then average.