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Network/Data Communications Manager Salary

Network/Data Communications Managers in the United States with more than 10 years of experience in their profession represent over four-fifths of Network/Data Communications Managers. Salaries average out to around $92K annually and spread from $51K to $130K per year. Men account for the majority of Network/Data Communications Managers who responded to the questionnaire — 88 percent to be exact. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Network/Data Communications Managers. In this profession, most enjoy medical and dental coverage, and a strong majority have vision insurance, as well. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$50,605 - $126,802
(Median)
$51K
$92K
$130K
MEDIAN: $92,217
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50%
90%

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$15.10 - $49.66
(Median)
$15
$29
$50
MEDIAN: $29.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$50,605 - $126,802  
   
Bonus
$836 - $20,000  
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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$50,605 - $129,682  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 129
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$15.10 - $49.66  
   
Overtime
$31.88 - $49.70  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$836 - $20,000  
   
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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$50,605 - $129,682  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 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 who become Directors of Computing & Information Technology Security position may earn slightly higher salaries. The median income for that position is $111K per year. 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


Network/Data Communications Managers seem to require a number of specific skills. Fortunate workers who know Cisco Networking can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 23 percent above average. Those listing Windows Operating System General Use as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Microsoft Office and Microsoft Exchange also typically command lower compensation. Network Management / Administration is a skill commonly found among those who know Cisco Networking.

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, more experience generally translates to higher pay. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $51K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $85K. Network/Data Communications Managers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $92K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $98K on average.

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Experience Affects Network/Data Communications Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 6%


National Average
$92,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

Entry-Level
up arrow 45%

Skills That Affect Network/Data Communications Manager Salaries

Cisco Networking
up arrow 23%

National Average
$92,000

Network Management / Administration
up arrow 2%

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Exchange
up arrow 6%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 14%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 25%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 36 votes.

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
9%
5-9 years
9%
10-19 years
56%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 86%
vision benefits Vision: 71% employee benefits None: 8%