Network/Data Communications Manager Salary

Network/Data Communications Managers who are practiced in their profession and carry more than 10 years of experience make up more than two-thirds of Network/Data Communications Managers. Pay fluctuates from $47K to $124K per year, but expected earnings average $90K per year. Male Network/Data Communications Managers far outnumber their female contemporaries among those who completed the questionnaire. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Most Network/Data Communications Managers report high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$53,591 - $122,392
$54K
$90K
$120K
MEDIAN: $89,678
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50%
90%

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$15.21 - $54.52
$15
$23
$55
MEDIAN: $22.89
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$53,591 - $122,392  
   
Bonus
$1,551 - $15,947  
Total Pay (?
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$47,056 - $123,940  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 76
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$15.21 - $54.52  
   
Overtime
$23.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,551 - $15,947  
   
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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$47,056 - $123,940  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 11

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Job Description for Network/Data Communications Manager

Network/data communications managers are primarily responsible for maintaining data-transmission networks and supporting data processing systems for a company or client, as well as managing staff members who install, monitor, and analyze equipment and software and resolve any errors. These managers must map out transmissions and find ways to improve data-transfers and communication, as well as identify security threats, and they also study each network for cost-effectiveness. Using collected statistics, they also monitor trends in data in order to maintain network connections and make necessary changes.

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Network/Data Communications Manager Tasks

  • Plan and schedule equipment acquisition and installation.
  • Implement upgrade schedules to ensure facilities have required capacity and to react to unforseen demand.
  • Conduct studies of services, equipment capacity, data rates, and estimated costs.
  • Analyze data and forecast user demand to determine equipment required.
  • Report to management the status of all events per the escalation procedures.

Common Career Paths for Network/Data Communications Manager


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At the upper end, Network/Data Communications Managers who move into a Director of Computing & Information Technology Security role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. The average income for Directors of Computing & Information Technology Security is a much higher $116K per year. Becoming an Information Technology Manager is, more often than not, the most common role that Network/Data Communications Managers move into when they're ready for the next step in their career. A median salary for an Information Technology Manager is $77K. Another frequent advance is for Network/Data Communications Managers to assume an Information Technology Director role; in this role, workers often take home $103K.

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Popular Skills for Network/Data Communications Manager


Survey results imply that Network/Data Communications Managers put a diverse skill set to use. Most notably, skills in Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking, Cisco Networking, Microsoft Exchange, and Network Management / Administration are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing Windows Operating System General Use as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Microsoft Office and Network Management / Administration also typically command lower compensation. Those educated in Cisco Networking tend to be well versed in Microsoft Exchange.

Pay by Experience Level for Network/Data Communications Manager

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For many Network/Data Communications Managers, more experience generally translates to higher pay. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $65K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $79K. For Network/Data Communications Managers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $94K. Network/Data Communications Managers with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $99K.

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Key Stats for Network/Data Communications Manager

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 9 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
43%
20 years or more
29%
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Experience Affects Network/Data Communications Manager Salaries

Late-Career
▲11%

▲6%

National Average
$89,000

Mid-Career
▼12%

Entry-Level
▼27%

Skills That Affect Network/Data Communications Manager Salaries


Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
▲11%

Microsoft Exchange
▲2%

National Average
$89,000


Microsoft Office
▼11%

Windows Operating System General Use
▼22%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
43%
20 years or more
29%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
vision benefits
Vision: 64%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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