Network/Data Communications Manager Salary

With nearly four-fifths 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 $92K annually and can range from $51K on the lower end to $130K per year near the higher end. Most report receiving medical and dental coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect vision insurance. Men account for the majority of Network/Data Communications Managers who responded to the questionnaire — 87 percent to be exact. Most Network/Data Communications Managers like their work and job satisfaction is high. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$50,743 - $126,683

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$15.10 - $49.66

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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$50,743 - $126,683  
   
Bonus
$811 - $16,424  
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$50,743 - $129,994  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 120
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Hourly Rate
$15.10 - $49.66  
   
Overtime
$31.88 - $49.70  
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Bonus
$811 - $16,424  
   
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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$50,743 - $129,994  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 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 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. Becoming an Information Technology Manager is, more often than not, the most common role that Network/Data Communications Managers move into when they're ready for the next step in their career. A median salary for an Information Technology Manager is $76K. Another frequent advance is for Network/Data Communications Managers to assume an Information Technology Director role; in this role, workers often take home $101K.

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Popular Skills for Network/Data Communications Manager


Survey results suggest that Network/Data Communications Managers use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Fortunate workers who know Cisco Networking can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 21 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. Experience with Cisco Networking is often linked with knowledge of 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.


For many Network/Data Communications Managers, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $55K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $88K. For Network/Data Communications Managers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $93K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $96K.

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Experience Affects Network/Data Communications Manager Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$93,000

Mid-Career
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Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Network/Data Communications Manager Salaries

Cisco Networking
up arrow 21%

National Average
$93,000

Network Management / Administration
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Exchange
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Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 5%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 14%

Windows Operating System General Use
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Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
87 %

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: 72% employee benefits None: 8%
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