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Network/Data Communications Manager Salary

More than four-fifths of Network/Data Communications Managers in the United States have been in the field for more than 10 years. Pay can fall anywhere from $51K to $130K per year, but median earnings come to around $93K per year. Among survey respondents, men are more common than women; 87 percent of Network/Data Communications Managers are male. A large number receive medical and dental insurance and a fair number get vision insurance. Most Network/Data Communications Managers like their work and job satisfaction is high. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$50,709 - $127,304
(Median)
$51K
$93K
$130K
MEDIAN: $92,641
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$15.10 - $49.66
(Median)
$15
$29
$50
MEDIAN: $29.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$50,709 - $127,304  
   
Bonus
$805 - $20,273  
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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$50,709 - $130,376  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 121
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$15.10 - $49.66  
   
Overtime
$31.88 - $49.70  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$805 - $20,273  
   
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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$50,709 - $130,376  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 10

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Job Description for Network/Data Communications Manager

  • Manage data center operations staff, which installs, maintains, monitors, analyzes, and troubleshoots data center equipment and software.
  • Report to management the status of all events per the escalation procedures.
  • Hire, review, and fire non-management employees.
  • Plan, direct and coordinate daily activities of a department/group/team.
  • Implement upgrade schedules to ensure facilities have required capacity and to react to unforseen demand.

Common Career Paths for Network/Data Communications Manager


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Network/Data Communications Managers may enjoy a small increase in earnings as they climb the career ladder to roles like Director of Computing & Information Technology Security, which pays $111K on average annually. Network/Data Communications Managers go on to become Information Technology Managers more often than anything even though median pay for the role is $76K. Network/Data Communications Managers who move into an Information Technology Director role, another well-traveled path for those in this field, tend to find salaries of $101K.

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Popular Skills for Network/Data Communications Manager


Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Fortunate workers who know Cisco Networking command much higher paychecks, scoring salaries 25 percent above average. Those listing Windows Operating System General Use as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Microsoft Office and Microsoft Exchange also typically command lower compensation. Many workers who know Cisco Networking also know Network Management / Administration.

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. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $54K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $84K. Network/Data Communications Managers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $92K. 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 $100K.

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Experience Affects Network/Data Communications Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 8%


National Average
$93,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 10%

Entry-Level
up arrow 42%

Skills That Affect Network/Data Communications Manager Salaries

Cisco Networking
up arrow 25%

National Average
$93,000

Network Management / Administration
up arrow 1%

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Exchange
up arrow 5%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 14%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 25%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 33 votes.

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
87 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
9%
5-9 years
8%
10-19 years
56%
20 years or more
27%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 87%
vision benefits Vision: 72% employee benefits None: 8%
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