Computer Network / LAN Specialist Salary
The average Computer Network Specialist in the United States earns approximately $52K annually. Medical and dental coverage is claimed by most, and a majority earn vision coverage. Work is enjoyable for Computer Network Specialists, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The vast majority (86 percent) of Computer Network Specialists who answered the questionnaire are male. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
|Salary||$39,866 - $101,849|
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|$35,508 - $100,348|
Job Description for Computer Network / LAN Specialist
- Write user and procedural documentation.
- Monitor LAN performance and security.
- Manage user accounts, configure user access to local area network (LAN) resources, and troubleshoot network and desktop connectivity problems.
- Establishes and implements LAN policies, procedures, and standards.
- Acquire, install, maintain and use the organization's local area network.
Common Career Paths for Computer Network / LAN Specialist
Computer Network Specialists may progress into high-paying roles like Information Technology Manager, where median compensation is $78K annually. Many Computer Network Specialists choose to become IT Network Administrators and Information Technology Specialists as their careers advance. However, folks in those positions report median salaries of $4K less and $4K less, respectively.
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Popular Skills for Computer Network / LAN Specialist
Survey results suggest that Computer Network Specialists put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, skills in Cisco Networking, Microsoft Exchange, Network Management / Administration, and Windows Operating System General Use are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Microsoft Office, Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking, and Windows Operating System General Use. The majority of those who know Network Management / Administration also know Cisco Networking.
Pay by Experience Level for Computer Network / LAN Specialist
Pay by Experience for a Computer Network / LAN Specialist has a positive trend. An entry-level Computer Network / LAN Specialist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 13 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Computer Network / LAN Specialist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 5 salaries. An experienced Computer Network / LAN Specialist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $65,000 based on 8 salaries. A Computer Network / LAN Specialist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $100,000 based on 5 salaries.
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