Computer Network / LAN Specialist Salary
For Computer Network Specialists, annual average wages total $54K per year. The vast majority (85 percent) of Computer Network Specialists who answered the questionnaire are male. A large number enjoy medical and dental coverage in this occupation, and more than half get vision benefits. Job satisfaction for Computer Network Specialists is extremely high. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
|Salary||$40,000 - $101,478|
|Total Pay (||$38,783 - $100,732|
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
As Computer Network Specialists transition into upper-level roles such as Information Technology Manager, they may see a strong upturn in salary. Information Technology Managers earn $78K on average per year. Many Computer Network Specialists go on to become IT Network Administrators or Information Technology Specialists despite the fact that median compensation in those roles is reportedly $5K lower and $5K lower, respectively.
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. Most people 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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