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 $51K per year in the United States. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. Job satisfaction is considered about average by most people in this profession. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$36,121 - $77,206

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$15.16 - $30.31

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$36,121 - $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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$34,725 - $71,691  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 64
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$28$56$84
Hourly Rate
$15.16 - $30.31  
   
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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$34,725 - $71,691  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 38
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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. Typical career progression for a Computer Network Specialist involves becoming an IT Network Administrator or an Information Technology Specialist, roles that pay $1K more and $2K more on average.

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Popular Skills for Computer Network / LAN Specialist


Survey results suggest that Computer Network Specialists put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, facility with Cisco Networking and Microsoft Exchange are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 25 percent and 10 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Microsoft Office, Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking, and Network Management / Administration. Those proficient in Network Management / Administration are, more often than not, also skilled in Cisco Networking.

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Experience Affects Computer Network / LAN Specialist Salaries


National Average
$46,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

Entry-Level
up arrow 12%

Skills That Affect Computer Network / LAN Specialist Salaries

Cisco Networking
up arrow 25%

Microsoft Exchange
up arrow 10%

National Average
$46,000

Network Management / Administration
up arrow 4%

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 4%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 4%

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
35%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 13%
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