Network Operations Specialist Salary
The average Network Operations Specialist in the United States earns approximately $50K per year. The majority of Network Operations Specialists (68 percent) survey respondents are male. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
|Salary||$29,298 - $76,025|
|Bonus||$-0.50 - $7,757|
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|$32,757 - $68,594|
|Hourly Rate||$16.13 - $27.47|
|Bonus||$-0.50 - $7,757|
|Total Pay (||$32,757 - $68,594|
Job Description for Network Operations Specialist
Network operations specialists participate in their employer's computer network design and implementation. These specialists must be familiar with networking technologies, such as cryptographic tunneling, switching, routing, firewall, and other networking relevant tools, as well as VoIP and TDM engineering. Working knowledge of VMWare, Linux and SAN environments is often required, as is experience in routing voiceover IP traffic. Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook) is desirable.Read More...
Employers prefer that their network operations specialists have a bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited college or university, majoring in computer science, information technology, or other related technical fields. Some companies may accept candidates with significant experience as network operations specialists in lieu of a college degree.
Network operations specialists must be able to troubleshoot various network issues and computer system problems. Network operations specialists must ensure that their employer's computer networks - which may cover their corporate office, regional/branch offices and/or other sites - are efficient and optimal. These specialists must have excellent verbal and written communication skills. They must be able to work independently with minimal or no supervision as well as in a team environment. They must be able to communicate clearly with various network users. They must log system issues and their resolutions using computer database software. Network operations specialists must keep themselves up to date with available technology in the marketplace as well.
Network Operations Specialist Tasks
- Monitor, upgrade, and maintain networks to ensure smooth flow of operations.
- Document current state, trouble tickets, performance reports, network faults, and recommendations.
- Troubleshoot, classify, and resolve problems, analyze trends, and recommend changes.
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Pay by Experience Level for Network Operations Specialist
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $49K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $50K. On average, Network Operations Specialists make $41K following one to two decades on the job. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $70K.
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