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Computer Network / LAN Specialist Salary

Average Computer Network Specialists in the United States make around $51K annually. Most Computer Network Specialists are fairly content with their jobs, and work satisfaction falls in line with the national average. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. The vast majority of Computer Network Specialists (87 percent) who took the survey are men. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$35,000 - $75,046
(Median)
$35K
$51K
$75K
MEDIAN: $51,159
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90%

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$14.77 - $30.06
(Median)
$15
$21
$30
MEDIAN: $21.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$35,000 - $75,046  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,152  
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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$33,444 - $71,281  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 84
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$28$56$84
Hourly Rate
$14.77 - $30.06  
   
Overtime
$10.30 - $82.41  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,152  
   
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).
)
$33,444 - $71,281  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 41
United States (change)

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 go on to become Information Technology Managers may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Information Technology Managers is $76K annually. A Computer Network Specialist often moves on to become a IT Network Administrator or a Network Engineer.

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Popular Skills for Computer Network / LAN Specialist


Computer Network Specialists seem to require a number of specific 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 seem to negatively impact pay include Microsoft Office, Windows Operating System General Use, and Network Management / Administration. The majority of those who know Network Management / Administration also know Cisco Networking.

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Experience Affects Computer Network / LAN Specialist Salaries


National Average
$49,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

Entry-Level
up arrow 17%

Skills That Affect Computer Network / LAN Specialist Salaries

Cisco Networking
up arrow 15%

Microsoft Exchange
up arrow 4%

National Average
$49,000

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 4%

Network Management / Administration
up arrow 5%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 5%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 24 votes.

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
87 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 13%