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 about four in five of Network/Data Communications Managers. Pay fluctuates from $50K to $129K per year, but expected earnings average $92K annually. Men make up the vast majority of Network/Data Communications Managers (86 percent) who took the survey. Most report receiving medical and dental coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect vision insurance. Job satisfaction for Network/Data Communications Managers is high. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$50,394 - $125,580
(Median)
$50K
$92K
$130K
MEDIAN: $91,638
10%
50%
90%

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$15.10 - $49.66
(Median)
$15
$29
$50
MEDIAN: $29.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$50,394 - $125,580  
   
Bonus
$795 - $16,487  
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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$50,394 - $129,231  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 114
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
$795 - $16,487  
   
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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$50,394 - $129,231  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 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 who go on to become Directors of Computing & Information Technology Security may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Directors of Computing & Information Technology Security is $111K annually. An Information Technology Manager role is the most prevalent career advancement for Network/Data Communications Managers. Paychecks for that role are $76K on average. The Information Technology Director position is another common transition for Network/Data Communications Managers; in this role, salaries are typically at the $101K mark.

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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 can expect a significant pay bump, 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 Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking also typically command lower compensation. Cisco Networking and Network Management / Administration are also commonly seen together.

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 who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $54K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $86K. On average, Network/Data Communications Managers make $92K following one to two decades on the job. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $95K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

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Experience Affects Network/Data Communications Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 4%


National Average
$92,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

Entry-Level
up arrow 41%

Skills That Affect Network/Data Communications Manager Salaries

Cisco Networking
up arrow 25%

National Average
$92,000

Network Management / Administration
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Exchange
up arrow 3%

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 7%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 13%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 24%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 25 votes.

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
10%
5-9 years
9%
10-19 years
58%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 86%
vision benefits Vision: 71% employee benefits None: 9%
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