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Network Operations Specialist Salary

Pay for Network Operations Specialists in the United States sits in the ballpark of $57K per year. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Network Operations Specialists who answered the questionnnaire. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Network Operations Specialists. A large number get medical and dental insurance, and more than half get vision plans, too. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
$39,194 - $78,702
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MEDIAN: $57,333
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$14.19 - $35.86
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MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$39,194 - $78,702  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,817  
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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$34,907 - $80,267  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 90
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$14.19 - $35.86  
   
Overtime
$19.20 - $54.25  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,817  
   
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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$34,907 - $80,267  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 41
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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 report a narrow range of specific skills. Cisco Networking and Network Management / Administration are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Network Management / Administration.

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. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $49K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $53K on average. On average, Network Operations Specialists make $65K following one to two decades on the job. Network Operations Specialists with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $70K.

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Experience Affects Network Operations Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 29%

Experienced
up arrow 20%

National Average
$54,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Skills That Affect Network Operations Specialist Salaries

Cisco Networking
up arrow 8%

National Average
$54,000

Network Management / Administration
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 32 votes.

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None: 15%