Network/Data Communications Manager Salary

Network/Data Communications Managers in the United States with more than 10 years of experience in their profession represent approximately three in four of Network/Data Communications Managers. Salaries average out to around $89K per year and spread from $47K to $123K per year. Network/Data Communications Managers who took the survey are largely men, dominating at 86 percent. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. The majority of Network/Data Communications Managers claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$53,979 - $122,573
$54K
$89K
$120K
MEDIAN: $88,975
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90%

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$15.46 - $54.06
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$23
$54
MEDIAN: $22.89
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$53,979 - $122,573  
   
Bonus
$518 - $15,528  
Total Pay (?
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$46,530 - $123,159  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 79
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$15.46 - $54.06  
   
Overtime
$35.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$518 - $15,528  
   
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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$46,530 - $123,159  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 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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As Network/Data Communications Managers transition into upper-level roles such as Director of Computing & Information Technology Security, they may see a strong upturn in salary. Directors of Computing & Information Technology Security earn $116K on average per year. The most common promotion for Network/Data Communications Managers is an Information Technology Manager position, which usually brings in $78K a year. Another standard transition for Network/Data Communications Managers seeking advancement is to assume an Information Technology Director role, where pay is often $103K.

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Popular Skills for Network/Data Communications Manager


Network/Data Communications Managers seem to require a number of specific skills. 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 4 percent and 13 percent. 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. Most people familiar with Cisco Networking also know Microsoft Exchange.

Pay by Experience Level for Network/Data Communications Manager

Pay by Experience for a Network/Data Communications Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Network/Data Communications Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $60,000 based on 15 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Network/Data Communications Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $79,000 based on 27 salaries. An experienced Network/Data Communications Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $90,000 based on 47 salaries. A Network/Data Communications Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $96,000 based on 23 salaries.

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Key Stats for Network/Data Communications Manager

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
45%
20 years or more
30%
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Experience Affects Network/Data Communications Manager Salaries

▲10%

▲2%

National Average
$88,000

▼10%

▼32%

Skills That Affect Network/Data Communications Manager Salaries

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
▲13%


Microsoft Exchange
▲4%

National Average
$88,000


Microsoft Office
▼9%

Windows Operating System General Use
▼21%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
45%
20 years or more
30%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
vision benefits
Vision: 66%
no benefits
None: 10%
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