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Computer Network / LAN Specialist Salary

Median pay for Computer Network Specialists in the United States is around $51K annually. Work is reasonably fulfilling for most Computer Network Specialists — the majority report average levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. There are far more male Computer Network Specialists survey respondents than women, making up 87 percent. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$34,765 - $77,760
(Median)
$35K
$51K
$78K
MEDIAN: $51,496
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90%

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$14.86 - $30.15
(Median)
$15
$21
$30
MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$34,765 - $77,760  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,817  
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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$33,829 - $71,691  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 72
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$28$56$84
Hourly Rate
$14.86 - $30.15  
   
Overtime
$10.30 - $82.41  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,817  
   
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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$33,829 - $71,691  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 40

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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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At the upper end, Computer Network Specialists who move into an Information Technology Manager role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. The average income for Information Technology Managers is a much higher $76K per year. Becoming an IT Network Administrator or an Information Technology Specialist is often the next step for a Computer Network Specialist.

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Popular Skills for Computer Network / LAN Specialist


Survey results show that Computer Network Specialists use a fair number of skills. Most notably, skills in Cisco Networking, Microsoft Exchange, Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking, and Network Management / Administration are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Microsoft Office, Windows Operating System General Use, and Network Management / Administration. Those proficient in Network Management / Administration are, more often than not, also skilled in Cisco Networking. It is often found that people who know Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking are also skilled in Microsoft Office and 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 17%

Skills That Affect Computer Network / LAN Specialist Salaries

Cisco Networking
up arrow 18%

Microsoft Exchange
up arrow 5%

National Average
$48,000

Network Management / Administration
up arrow 6%

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 6%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 6%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 22 votes.

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
87 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 14%
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