Network/Data Communications Manager Salary

Network/Data Communications Managers in the United States with more than 10 years of experience in their profession represent close to four-fifths of Network/Data Communications Managers. Salaries average out to around $92K annually and spread from $49K to $131K per year. Network/Data Communications Managers who took the survey are largely men, dominating at 88 percent. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a large number earn dental coverage. This field is filled with high levels of job satisfaction; most Network/Data Communications Managers are happy with their jobs. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$50,222 - $127,051
(Median)
$50K
$92K
$130K
MEDIAN: $92,244
10%
50%
90%

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$17.50 - $52.38
(Median)
$18
$28
$52
MEDIAN: $28.00
10%
50%
90%

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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 (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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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

Network/data communications managers are generally responsible for planning, implementing, and maintaining data transmission networks which support data processing systems. They also supervise the staff responsible for installing, monitoring, and troubleshooting data center equipment and software and are responsible for reporting to management regarding escalated events, coordinating daily department activities, ensuring adequate network capacity to meet unexpected demands, and hiring, training, and coaching non-management department employees.

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Network/Data Communications Manager Tasks

  • 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.

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Network/Data Communications Managers' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as a Director of Computing & Information Technology Security. The average Director of Computing & Information Technology Security brings home $114K per year. Going from Data Communications Manager to Information Technology Manager is the transition that occurs most often in this field, and the average paycheck for Information Technology Managers is $77K. Many others choose to work as Information Technology Directors, where pay is typically $102K.

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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. 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. Windows Operating System General Use and Microsoft Office, on the other hand, are typically associated with much lower pay. The majority of those who know 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.


Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $54K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $82K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Network/Data Communications Managers make a median salary of $96K. Network/Data Communications Managers who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $97K on average.

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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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