Network/Data Communications Manager Salary

Roughly four in five of Network/Data Communications Managers in the United States are seasoned employees who have more than 10 years of experience in the field. Pay ranges from $49K to $131K per year, and the average comes out to $92K annually. Men account for the majority of Network/Data Communications Managers who responded to the questionnaire — 88 percent to be exact. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. Most people in this position report feeling highly satisfied with their jobs. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$50,222 - $127,051
(Median)
$50K
$92K
$130K
MEDIAN: $92,244
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$17.50 - $52.38
(Median)
$18
$28
$52
MEDIAN: $28.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$50,222 - $127,051  
   
Bonus
$1,142 - $19,727  
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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$48,938 - $130,713  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 128
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$17.50 - $52.38  
   
Overtime
$41.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,142 - $19,727  
   
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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$48,938 - $130,713  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 14
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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 progress into high-paying roles like Director of Computing & Information Technology Security, where median compensation is $114K annually. Network/Data Communications Managers go on to become Information Technology Managers more often than anything even though median pay for the role is $77K. 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 $102K.

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Popular Skills for Network/Data Communications Manager


Network/Data Communications Managers report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Cisco Networking, Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking, Microsoft Exchange, and Network Management / Administration are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing Windows Operating System General Use and Microsoft Office as skills, on the other hand, should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Most people experienced in Cisco Networking also know 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 rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $54K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $82K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $96K in this role. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $97K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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Experience Affects Network/Data Communications Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 4%


National Average
$93,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 12%

Entry-Level
up arrow 42%

Skills That Affect Network/Data Communications Manager Salaries

Cisco Networking
up arrow 14%

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 1%

National Average
$93,000

Microsoft Exchange
up arrow 1%

Network Management / Administration
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 15%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 26%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 24 votes.

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
10%
10-19 years
54%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
medical benefits
Vision: 69%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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