Network Manager Salary

Network Managers in the United States with more than 10 years of experience in their profession represent between two-thirds and three-fourths of Network Managers. Salaries average out to around $80K annually and spread from $51K to $123K per year. In the world of Network Managers, total cash compensation can vary between $51K and $123K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $15K and $13K, respectively. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. The vast majority of Network Managers (86 percent) survey respondents are men. For the most part, Network Managers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half.

$51,050 - $116,428
(Median)
$51K
$80K
$120K
MEDIAN: $80,103
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$11.40 - $50.62
(Median)
$11
$28
$51
MEDIAN: $27.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$51,050 - $116,428  
   
Bonus
$396.41 - $15,121  
Profit Sharing
$50.00 - $12,800  
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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$50,649 - $122,523  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 689
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$11.40 - $50.62  
   
Overtime
$23.75 - $63.56  
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
$396.41 - $15,121  
   
Profit Sharing
$50.00 - $12,800  
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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$50,649 - $122,523  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 43
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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. Network Managers most often move into positions as Information Technology Managers or Network/Data Communications Managers. Information Technology Managers actually earn $5K less on average, however, and Network/Data Communications Managers earn $3K less per year than Network Managers do.

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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, 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. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Microsoft Exchange Server 2007, Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking, and Microsoft Active Directory. It is often found that people who know Cisco Networking are also skilled in Microsoft Active Directory.

Pay by Experience Level for Network Manager

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


Network Managers with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $60K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $73K. Network Managers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $87K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $93K.

Pay Difference by Location


Washington is home to an above-average pay rate for Network Managers, 54 percent higher than the national average. Network Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Boston (+30 percent), Houston (+29 percent), Seattle (+24 percent), and New York (+23 percent). The lowest-paying market is Milwaukee, which sits 28 percent below the national average, proving that location is a significant contributor to overall pay. Employers pay around 27 percent less in Los Angeles and 19 percent less in Miami, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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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
up arrow 19%



National Average
$81,000

Network Management / Administration
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Exchange
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Active Directory
up arrow 3%

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 4%


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 137 votes.

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 84%
vision benefits Vision: 69% employee benefits None: 6%
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