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Network Operations Specialist Salary

Earnings for Network Operations Specialists in the United States come in at around $57K annually on average. Job satisfaction for Network Operations Specialists is high. Most receive medical and dental insurance and a strong majority get vision plans. Most Network Operations Specialists survey respondents are men (70 percent). The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$38,876 - $80,227
(Median)
$39K
$57K
$80K
MEDIAN: $56,918
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$15.20 - $35.25
(Median)
$15
$21
$35
MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary 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$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$38,876 - $80,227  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,063  
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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$34,226 - $79,875  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 83
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$15.20 - $35.25  
   
Overtime
$19.13 - $54.63  
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
$0.00 - $5,063  
   
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).
)
$34,226 - $79,875  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 45

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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 focused set of job skills. Those who have experience with Cisco Networking, Network Management / Administration, and Network Support can expect to be compensated well for these skills. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Network Support and 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 Network Operations Specialists, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $48K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $52K. For Network Operations Specialists, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average 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 31%

Experienced
up arrow 22%

National Average
$53,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Skills That Affect Network Operations Specialist Salaries

Cisco Networking
up arrow 13%

National Average
$53,000

Network Management / Administration
up arrow 9%

Network Support
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
30 %
Male
70 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 70% employee benefits None: 14%