Network Manager Salary

Network Managers in the United States with more than 10 years of experience in their profession represent a little under three-quarters of Network Managers. Salaries average out to around $86K per year and spread from $50K to $128K per year. Total cash compensation to Network Managers approaches anywhere from $50K on the lower end to $128K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $16K from bonuses and upwards of $11K from profit sharing. Location and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Network Managers who took the survey are largely men, dominating at 86 percent.

$53,502 - $123,836
$54K
$86K
$120K
MEDIAN: $85,652
10%
50%
90%

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$15.48 - $36.50
$15
$24
$36
MEDIAN: $23.92
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$53,502 - $123,836  
   
Bonus
$1,107 - $16,219  
Profit Sharing
$250.00 - $10,500  
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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$49,760 - $128,061  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 456
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$15.48 - $36.50  
   
Overtime
$38.47  
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
$1,107 - $16,219  
   
Profit Sharing
$250.00 - $10,500  
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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$49,760 - $128,061  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 24

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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 $9K lower and $8K lower, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Network Manager


Survey results imply that Network Managers deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. 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 23 percent, 13 percent, and 12 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 and Microsoft Active Directory. Most people familiar with Cisco Networking also know 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: $86,576

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

For Network Managers, working in the bustling city of Seattle has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Network Managers will also find cushy salaries in New York (+44 percent), Austin (+23 percent), Houston (+20 percent), and Washington (+16 percent). Location significantly influences compensation, with Los Angeles Network Managers earning much less — 32 percent less — than the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Miami (24 percent lower) and Tampa (22 percent lower).

Network Manager Reviews

Q: 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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Key Stats for Network Manager

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 78 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
10%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
45%
20 years or more
26%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Network Manager Salaries

▲14%

▲7%

National Average
$87,000

▼10%

▼30%

Skills That Affect Network Manager Salaries

Storage Area Networking (SAN)
▲23%



Network Security Management
▲8%


People Management
▲7%

IT Security & Infrastructure
▲4%



▲2%


National Average
$87,000



Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 78 votes.

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
10%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
45%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
vision benefits
Vision: 69%
no benefits
None: 10%