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Network/Data Communications Manager Salary (United States)

With nearly four in five of Network/Data Communications Managers in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience, the field is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Average pay for Network/Data Communications Managers is $88K annually and can range from $54K on the lower end to $129K per year near the higher end. The greater part enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
Network/Data Communications Manager Salary (?
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$53,692 - $124,263
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MEDIAN: $87,679
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Network/Data Communications Manager Salary (?
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$20.36 - $49.83
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$53,692 - $124,263  
   
Bonus
$817 - $15,585  
Profit Sharing
$600 - $5,750  
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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$54,056 - $129,271  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 190
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$20.36 - $49.83  
   
Overtime
$14.85 - $63.02  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$817 - $15,585  
   
Profit Sharing
$600 - $5,750  
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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$54,056 - $129,271  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 15
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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' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as a Director of Computing & Information Technology Security. Directors of Computing & Information Technology Security bring home $108K per year on average. 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 $100K mark.

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Popular Skills for Network/Data Communications Manager

Survey results suggest that Network/Data Communications Managers put a wide range of professional skills to use. Fortunate workers who know Cisco Networking can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 30 percent above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Microsoft Office and Microsoft Exchange. Aptitude in Microsoft Exchange tends to also indicate an understanding of Network Management / Administration.

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Experience Affects Network/Data Communications Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 2%
National Average
$89,000

Skills That Affect Network/Data Communications Manager Salaries

Cisco Networking
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Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
0%
National Average
$89,000
Network Management / Administration
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Microsoft Exchange
up arrow 14%
Microsoft Office
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Job Satisfaction

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Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5 based on 64 votes.

Gender

Female
9%
female alumni
 
Male
91%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
8%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
52%
20 years or more
27%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 84%
vision benefits Vision: 69% employee benefits None: 7%