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Network Manager Salary

With between two-thirds and three-fourths of Network Managers in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience in the field, this area is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Pay ranges from $50K to $122K per year and averages out to $80K per year. Total incomes of Network Managers incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $15K from bonuses and close to $12K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $50K and $122K. Location and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. Male Network Managers far outnumber their female contemporaries among those who completed the questionnaire. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Network Managers.

$50,767 - $115,679
(Median)
$51K
$80K
$120K
MEDIAN: $80,092
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$11.28 - $50.81
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MEDIAN: $27.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$50,767 - $115,679  
   
Bonus
$387.83 - $14,986  
Profit Sharing
$50.00 - $11,800  
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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$50,478 - $121,605  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 668
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$11.28 - $50.81  
   
Overtime
$23.18 - $72.72  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$387.83 - $14,986  
   
Profit Sharing
$50.00 - $11,800  
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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$50,478 - $121,605  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 41

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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

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

Common Career Paths for Network Manager


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Network Managers who move on to become Information Technology Directors may enjoy significant pay raises, as Information Technology Directors get paid an average of $101K per year. Many Network Managers advance into roles as Information Technology Managers or Network/Data Communications Managers, but the median salaries are $5K lower and $3K lower, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Network Manager


Network Managers report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Storage Area Networking, People Management, and Network Architecture / Design are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 31 percent, 26 percent, and 18 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking, Microsoft Exchange Server 2007, and Microsoft Active Directory. Most people skilled in Cisco Networking are similarly competent in Microsoft Active Directory.

Pay by Experience Level for Network 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. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $59K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $73K. Network Managers see a median salary of $87K after reaching one to two decades on the job. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $94K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

Pay Difference by Location


Network Managers will find that Washington offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 54 percent. Network Managers will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+33 percent), Boston (+29 percent), Houston (+28 percent), and New York (+21 percent). Network Managers in Milwaukee take home the lowest salaries, earning a whopping 28 percent less than the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Los Angeles (27 percent lower) and Miami (19 percent lower).

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What is it like working as a Network Manager?

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

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Experience Affects Network Manager Salaries



National Average
$81,000



Skills That Affect Network Manager Salaries

Storage Area Networking (SAN)
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People Management
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National Average
$81,000

Network Management / Administration
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Microsoft Exchange
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 144 votes.

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
87 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
10%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
50%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 69% employee benefits None: 6%
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