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Computer Network / LAN Specialist Salary

The average Computer Network Specialist in the United States earns approximately $51K per year. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Most people in this profession are content with their work, and moderate levels of job satisfaction are reported. Men account for the majority of Computer Network Specialists who responded to the questionnaire — 87 percent to be exact. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$34,883 - $77,477
(Median)
$35K
$51K
$77K
MEDIAN: $51,287
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$14.94 - $29.94
(Median)
$15
$21
$30
MEDIAN: $20
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$34,883 - $77,477  
   
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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$33,887 - $71,371  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 73
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$28$56$84
Hourly Rate
$14.94 - $29.94  
   
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 - $5,817  
   
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).
)
$33,887 - $71,371  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 42

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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 may progress into high-paying roles like Information Technology Manager, where median compensation is $76K annually. Becoming an IT Network Administrator or a Network Engineer is a common transition from a Computer Network Specialist role.

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Popular Skills for Computer Network / LAN Specialist


Survey results imply that Computer Network Specialists put a diverse skill set to use. Most notably, skills in Cisco Networking, Microsoft Exchange, Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking, and Windows Operating System General Use are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Microsoft Office, Network Management / Administration, and Windows Operating System General Use. Most people experienced in Network Management / Administration also know Cisco Networking. Those who learned Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking also tend to know 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 17%

Microsoft Exchange
up arrow 6%

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 23 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%