Network/Data Communications Manager Salary

Network/Data Communications Managers in the United States are often veterans in their line of work, with a little under three-quarters bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. Salaries slide in at $88K per year on average but can range from $43K to $122K per year. Most Network/Data Communications Managers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Male Network/Data Communications Managers far outnumber their female contemporaries among those who completed the questionnaire. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$52,888 - $121,715
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$88K
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MEDIAN: $87,770
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$15.46 - $54.06
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MEDIAN: $22.89
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National Salary Data (?
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$52,888 - $121,715  
   
Bonus
$518 - $15,205  
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$42,952 - $122,090  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 71
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Hourly Rate
$15.46 - $54.06  
   
Overtime
$35.00  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$518 - $15,205  
   
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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$42,952 - $122,090  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 13

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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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Network/Data Communications Managers may progress into high-paying roles like Director of Computing & Information Technology Security, where median compensation is $116K annually. Going from Data Communications Manager to Information Technology Manager is the transition that occurs most often in this field, and the average paycheck for Information Technology Managers is $78K. Many others choose to work as Information Technology Directors, where pay is typically $103K.

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Popular Skills for Network/Data Communications Manager


Network/Data Communications Managers generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. 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, with boosts between 5 percent and 14 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Windows Operating System General Use, Microsoft Office, and Network Management / Administration. For most people, competency in Cisco Networking indicates knowledge of Microsoft Exchange.

Pay by Experience Level for Network/Data Communications Manager

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


Network/Data Communications Managers with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $60K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $79K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Network/Data Communications Managers make a median salary of $90K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $96K.

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Key Stats for Network/Data Communications Manager

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 9 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
45%
20 years or more
27%
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Experience Affects Network/Data Communications Manager Salaries

▲11%

▲4%

National Average
$86,000

▼9%

▼31%

Skills That Affect Network/Data Communications Manager Salaries

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
▲14%


Microsoft Exchange
▲5%

National Average
$86,000


Microsoft Office
▼8%

Windows Operating System General Use
▼20%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
45%
20 years or more
27%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
vision benefits
Vision: 63%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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