Computer Network / LAN Specialist Salary

Male Computer Network Specialists number significantly more than their female counterparts, and average earnings in this role come out to $52K annually in the United States. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$38,028 - $76,481
(Median)
$38K
$52K
$76K
MEDIAN: $51,575
10%
50%
90%

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$15.68 - $30.06
(Median)
$16
$21
$30
MEDIAN: $21.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$38,028 - $76,481  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,013  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$37,572 - $73,743  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 66
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$28$56$84
Hourly Rate
$15.68 - $30.06  
   
Overtime
$10.21 - $83.19  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,013  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$37,572 - $73,743  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 31
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Job Description for Computer Network / LAN Specialist

  • Establishes and implements LAN policies, procedures, and standards.
  • Acquire, install, maintain and use the organization's local area network.
  • Manage user accounts, configure user access to local area network (LAN) resources, and troubleshoot network and desktop connectivity problems.
  • Write user and procedural documentation.
  • Monitor LAN performance and security.

Common Career Paths for Computer Network / LAN Specialist


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Computer Network Specialists who transition into an Information Technology Manager role may receive large pay increases as the latter position pays an average $77K per year. It is not unusual for a Computer Network Specialist to become an IT Network Administrator or an Information Technology Specialist.

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Popular Skills for Computer Network / LAN Specialist


Computer Network Specialists seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, facility with Cisco Networking and Microsoft Exchange are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 22 percent and 5 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Microsoft Office, Network Management / Administration, and Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking. Most people experienced in Network Management / Administration also know Cisco Networking.

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Experience Affects Computer Network / LAN Specialist Salaries


National Average
$48,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

Skills That Affect Computer Network / LAN Specialist Salaries

Cisco Networking
up arrow 22%

Microsoft Exchange
up arrow 5%

National Average
$48,000

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 7%

Network Management / Administration
up arrow 8%

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 8%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
medical benefits
Vision: 65%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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