Network Manager Salary

Network Managers in the United States are often veterans in their line of work, with more than two-thirds bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. Salaries slide in at $86K per year on average but can range from $52K to $130K per year. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $18K and $9K, respectively — total cash payment to Network Managers can bottom out near $52K or peak near $130K depending on individual performance. Geography and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Men make up the vast majority of Network Managers (86 percent) who took the survey. Most Network Managers report high levels of job satisfaction.

$54,721 - $125,021
$55K
$86K
$130K
MEDIAN: $86,444
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50%
90%

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$15.37 - $42.66
$15
$23
$43
MEDIAN: $23.18
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50%
90%

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$0$129K
Salary $54,721 - $125,021
Bonus $1,023 - $17,817
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $8,833
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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$52,374 - $129,851
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 412
Hourly Data $0$49
Hourly Rate $15.37 - $42.66
Overtime $35.95
Annual Data $0$129K
Bonus $1,023 - $17,817
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $8,833
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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$52,374 - $129,851
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 23

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Job Description for Network Manager

A network manager ensures that all parts of a company's network of computers are functioning properly. This position generally requires work outside of traditional business hours. Not only do computers have a habit of breaking at all hours of the day and night, but there are also hardware and software upgrades and other types of changes to infrastructure which generally need to be executed during non-business hours, so that workflow will not be interrupted. Some companies will offer comp time to make up for these odd hours, but others do not.

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Network Manager Tasks

  • Monitor, control, and manage recovery from any network failures or problems.
  • Approve network and configuration changes.
  • Maintain warranty and support contract documentation for network hardware and software components.
  • Coordinate installation of all data circuits.
  • Schedule the installation of network devices, software and firmware patches and updates.

Common Career Paths for Network Manager


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Many Network Managers advance into a slightly higher-paying Information Technology Director position. Average compensation for Information Technology Directors is $103K. Network Managers most often advance into Information Technology Manager and Data Communications Manager positions even though the median salaries are $10K lower and $9K lower, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Network Manager


Survey results imply that Network Managers deploy a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Storage Area Networking, Project Management, and Network Architecture / Design are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 21 percent, 12 percent, and 10 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 and Microsoft Active Directory. Those educated in Cisco Networking tend to be well versed in Microsoft Active Directory.

Pay by Experience Level for Network Manager

Pay by Experience for a Network Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Network Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $61,000 based on 76 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Network Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $78,000 based on 144 salaries. An experienced Network Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $93,000 based on 285 salaries. A Network Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $99,000 based on 123 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $87,590

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Home to some of the best pay for Network Managers, Seattle offers exceptional salaries, 53 percent above the national average. Network Managers will also find cushy salaries in New York (+43 percent), Austin (+22 percent), Houston (+19 percent), and Washington (+14 percent). Network Managers in Los Angeles make 33 percent less than the national average, proving that location is a major factor in pay. Workers in Miami and Tampa earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (25 percent less and 23 percent less, respectively).

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Q: What is it like working as a Network Manager?

Network Manager in Key West:
"Awful."
Pros: Pay, benefits, flexibility, training, etc.
Cons: Long hours, constant micro management, difficult metrics, high turnover rate, etc.

Network Manager in Detroit:
Pros: Pay and benefits , pension plan.
Cons: Micromanagement, lack of clear direction, downsizing, increased responsibilities and areas.

Network Manager in Meridian:
"Making Connections."
Pros: Problem solving and networking services.
Cons: High volume emails and hostile providers.

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Key Stats for Network Manager

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 87 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
10%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
46%
20 years or more
26%
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Experience Affects Network Manager Salaries

▲13%

▲6%

National Average
$88,000

▼11%

▼31%

Skills That Affect Network Manager Salaries

Storage Area Networking (SAN)
▲21%




Network Security Management
▲6%

People Management
▲6%

IT Security & Infrastructure
▲3%



▲1%


National Average
$88,000



Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 87 votes.

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
10%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
46%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
vision benefits
Vision: 69%
no benefits
None: 9%
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