Network Manager Salary

The majority of Network Managers in the United States — more than two-thirds — boast more than 10 years of experience in their profession. Salaries stretch from $50K to $122K per year, and the median is $80K per year. Total cash compensation for Network Managers runs from $50K to $122K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $15K and profit sharing that can reach almost $13K. Location and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The vast majority (86 percent) of Network Managers who answered the questionnaire are male. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$50,703 - $116,502

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$12.50 - $50.53

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$50,703 - $116,502  
   
Bonus
$397.32 - $15,114  
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $13,186  
Total Pay (?
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$50,169 - $122,367  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 695
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Hourly Rate
$12.50 - $50.53  
   
Overtime
$23.75 - $63.56  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$397.32 - $15,114  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $13,186  
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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$50,169 - $122,367  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 44
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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 often transition into Information Technology Director positions, for which compensation tends to be much higher. On average, Information Technology Directors earn $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 $2K lower, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Network Manager


Network Managers seem to require a rather large skill set. Most notably, facility with Storage Area Networking, People Management, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 31 percent, 26 percent, and 19 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Exchange Server 2007, Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking, and Microsoft Active Directory. Those familiar with Cisco Networking also tend to know Microsoft Active Directory.

Pay by Experience Level for Network Manager

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $59K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $73K. Network Managers see a median salary of $87K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Network Managers with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $93K.

Pay Difference by Location


Surpassing the national average by 53 percent, Network Managers in Washington receive some of the highest pay in the country. Network Managers will also find cushy salaries in Boston (+31 percent), Houston (+29 percent), Seattle (+25 percent), and New York (+24 percent). One of the biggest compensable factors for Network Managers is geography, with workers in Milwaukee earning a whopping 28 percent below 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)
up arrow 31%

People Management
up arrow 26%

Project Management
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National Average
$81,000

Network Management / Administration
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Exchange
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Active Directory
up arrow 3%

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 134 votes.

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
10%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
49%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

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