Computer Network / LAN Specialist Salary

Men make up the majority of Computer Network Specialists in the United States, bringing in about $51K annually. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Most people on this career path report moderate levels of job satisfaction. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$35,000 - $77,206
(Median)
$35K
$51K
$77K
MEDIAN: $51,008
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50%
90%

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$14.81 - $30.23
(Median)
$15
$21
$30
MEDIAN: $21.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$35,000 - $77,206  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,966  
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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$33,876 - $71,584  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 64
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$28$56$84
Hourly Rate
$14.81 - $30.23  
   
Overtime
$10.30 - $82.41  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,966  
   
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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$33,876 - $71,584  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 39
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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 $76K per year. It is quite typical for Computer Network Specialists to transition into roles as IT Network Administrators or Information Technology Specialists, where reported median earnings are $2K and $2K higher per year.

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Popular Skills for Computer Network / LAN Specialist


Computer Network Specialists report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, facility with Cisco Networking and Microsoft Exchange are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 26 percent and 11 percent, respectively. 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. Most people familiar with Network Management / Administration also know Cisco Networking.

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Experience Affects Computer Network / LAN Specialist Salaries


National Average
$46,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

Entry-Level
up arrow 12%

Skills That Affect Computer Network / LAN Specialist Salaries

Cisco Networking
up arrow 26%

Microsoft Exchange
up arrow 11%

National Average
$46,000

Network Management / Administration
up arrow 3%

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 3%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 19 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 13%
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