Computer Network / LAN Specialist Salary
Computer Network Specialists in the United States can expect wages of $54K annually on average. Most people in this position report feeling highly satisfied with their jobs. Men make up the vast majority of Computer Network Specialists (86 percent) who took the survey. Medical and dental coverage is claimed by most, and more than half earn vision coverage. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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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 experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as Information Technology Manager. The latter position pays an average of $77K annually. Computer Network Specialists most often move into IT Network Administrator or Information Technology Specialist roles. However, the former pays $6K less on average, and the latter pays $6K less.
Popular Skills for Computer Network / LAN Specialist
Survey results suggest that Computer Network Specialists use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Cisco Networking, Network Management / Administration, Microsoft Exchange, and Windows Operating System General Use are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Microsoft Office, Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking, and Windows Operating System General Use. For most people, competency in Network Management / Administration indicates knowledge of Cisco Networking.
Pay by Experience Level for Computer Network / LAN Specialist
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $50K on average. It may be worth noting that those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a lower median salary of $44K. Computer Network Specialists who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $65K. Computer Network Specialists who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $100K.
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