Network/Data Communications Manager Salary (United States)

Seasoned employees—those with more than 10 years of experience in the field—make up the largest chunk of Data Communications Managers in the United States, more than three-quarters. There is a range in pay— $54,056 to $129,271 per year—with average salary amounting to $88,551 per year. Generous benefits are a perk in this profession; most claim both medical and dental insurance and a majority get vision coverage. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview are derived from responses to the PayScale salary survey.
Network/Data Communications Manager Salary (?
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$53,692 - $124,263
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MEDIAN: $87,679
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Network/Data Communications Manager Salary (?
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$20.36 - $49.83
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$53,692 - $124,263  
   
Bonus
$817 - $15,585  
Profit Sharing
$600 - $5,750  
Total Pay (?
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$54,056 - $129,271  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 190
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$20.36 - $49.83  
   
Overtime
$14.85 - $63.02  
National Annualized Data (?
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$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).
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$54,056 - $129,271  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 15
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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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Data Communications Managers may enjoy a sizeable increase in earnings as they climb the career ladder. For example, top-notch roles like IT Security Director can offer an extra $19,163 annually than lower-level jobs in the same field. Given the $12,834 drop in salary, it may be surprising to find that an Information Technology (IT) Manager is the most common role for Data Communications Managers to subsequently assume on their way up the ladder. Transitioning into an IT Director role—which pays $11,496 more—is also typical for Data Communications Managers, though less common by comparison.

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Popular Skills for Network/Data Communications Manager

Survey takers who work as Data Communications Managers report a focused set of job skills. Fortunate workers who know Cisco Networking can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 30 percent above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Microsoft Office and Microsoft Exchange. Aptitude in Microsoft Exchange tends to also indicate an understanding of Network Management / Administration.

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Experience Affects Network/Data Communications Manager Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$89,000

Skills That Affect Network/Data Communications Manager Salaries

Cisco Networking
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Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
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National Average
$89,000
Network Management / Administration
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Microsoft Exchange
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Microsoft Office
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Job Satisfaction

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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%
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