Network Operations Specialist Salary

Network Operations Specialists in the United States take home approximately $56K per year on average. For the most part, Network Operations Specialists enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number enjoy medical and dental coverage in this occupation, and the larger part get vision benefits. Male Network Operations Specialists are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$39,504 - $80,494
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MEDIAN: $56,137
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$15.36 - $35.10
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$39,504 - $80,494  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,068  
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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$35,692 - $79,776  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 85
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$15.36 - $35.10  
   
Overtime
$19.20 - $54.25  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,068  
   
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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$35,692 - $79,776  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 46
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Job Description for Network Operations Specialist

  • Troubleshoot, classify, and resolve problems, analyze trends, and recommend changes.
  • Document current state, trouble tickets, performance reports, network faults, and recommendations.
  • Monitor, upgrade, and maintain networks to ensure smooth flow of operations.

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Network Operations Specialists typically list a handful of skills they use on the job. Those who have experience with Cisco Networking, Network Support, and Network Management / Administration can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Network Management / Administration and Network Support.

Pay by Experience Level for Network Operations Specialist

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


For many Network Operations Specialists, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $48K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $52K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Network Operations Specialists make a median salary of $65K. Network Operations Specialists who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $70K on average.

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Experience Affects Network Operations Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 32%

Experienced
up arrow 24%

National Average
$53,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Skills That Affect Network Operations Specialist Salaries

Cisco Networking
up arrow 12%

National Average
$53,000

Network Support
up arrow 7%

Network Management / Administration
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 31 votes.

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 68% employee benefits None: 15%
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