Network/Data Communications Manager Salary (United States)

Data Communications Managers in the United States are often veterans in their line of work, with roughly four-fifths bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. Salaries slide in at $88,551 per year on average but can range from $54,056 to $129,271 per year. Medical benefits are awarded to a solid majority, and a solid majority earn dental coverage. Most Data Communications Managers report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Network/Data Communications Manager Salary (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$53,692 - $124,263
(Median)
54K
69K
88K
110K
120K
MEDIAN: $87,679
10%
25%
50%
75%
90%
Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px
Network/Data Communications Manager Salary (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$20.36 - $49.83
(Median)
20
28
39
50
MEDIAN: $30
10%
25%
75%
90%
Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

National Salary Data

 (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$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).
)
$54,056 - $129,271  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 190
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$20.36 - $49.83  
   
Overtime
$14.85 - $63.02  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$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).
)
$54,056 - $129,271  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 15
Is Network/Data Communications Manager your job title? Get a personalized salary report!
Location:
Years in Field/Career:
Location:
Years in Field/Career:
United States (change)

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

Add this chart to your site:   640px 640px    300px 300px   Copy and paste this HTML:
Data Communications Managers may experience a big boost in pay as they move up the career ladder. An upper-level role like IT Security Director may bring in a lot more money — an additional $19,163 annually. An Information Technology Manager role is the most prevalent career advancement for Data Communications Managers, though paychecks actually shrink by $12,834. an IT Director position is another common transition for Data Communications Managers; in this role, salaries typically increase by $11,496.

Network/Data Communications Manager Job Listings

Search for more jobs:
job title / company
location

Popular Skills for Network/Data Communications Manager

Data Communications Managers report using a diverse set of skills on the job. 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.

Related Job Salaries

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid
Job Title:
Years in Field/Career:
Location:
United States (change)
- OR -

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
up arrow 30%
Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
0%
National Average
$89,000
Network Management / Administration
up arrow 1%
Microsoft Exchange
up arrow 14%
Microsoft Office
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied Image
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%