Network/Data Communications Manager Salary

Network/Data Communications Managers who are practiced in their profession and carry more than 10 years of experience make up over four-fifths of Network/Data Communications Managers. Pay fluctuates from $51K to $129K per year, but expected earnings average $93K annually. Job satisfaction for Network/Data Communications Managers is high. The vast majority of Network/Data Communications Managers (87 percent) survey respondents are men. Most receive medical and dental insurance and a strong majority get vision plans. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$50,626 - $125,248
(Median)
$51K
$93K
$130K
MEDIAN: $92,522
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$15.10 - $49.66
(Median)
$15
$29
$50
MEDIAN: $29.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$50,626 - $125,248  
   
Bonus
$800 - $16,446  
Total Pay (?
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$50,626 - $128,941  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 118
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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
$800 - $16,446  
   
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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$50,626 - $128,941  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 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 transition into a Director of Computing & Information Technology Security role may receive large pay increases as the latter position pays an average $111K per year. 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 $101K mark.

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Popular Skills for Network/Data Communications Manager


Network/Data Communications Managers generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Fortunate workers who know Cisco Networking can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 24 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.


Network/Data Communications Managers with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. The average beginner in this position makes around $54K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $86K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Network/Data Communications Managers make a median salary of $92K. Network/Data Communications Managers who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $98K.

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Experience Affects Network/Data Communications Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 6%


National Average
$93,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

Entry-Level
up arrow 42%

Skills That Affect Network/Data Communications Manager Salaries

Cisco Networking
up arrow 24%

Network Management / Administration
0%

National Average
$93,000

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Exchange
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 14%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 25%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 29 votes.

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
87 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
9%
5-9 years
9%
10-19 years
57%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 87%
vision benefits Vision: 73% employee benefits None: 8%
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