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Network Operations Specialist Salary

Average Network Operations Specialists in the United States make around $57K annually. Medical and dental coverage is claimed by most, and more than half earn vision coverage. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$39,293 - $80,484
(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
$39,293 - $80,484  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,074  
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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$34,633 - $79,732  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 81
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 - $5,074  
   
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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$34,633 - $79,732  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 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 who responded to the survey indicated only a few skills that they use on the job. Those who have experience with Cisco Networking, Network Management / Administration, and Network Support can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Skills that pay less than market rate include 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, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $48K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary 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 31%

Experienced
up arrow 21%

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
31 %
Male
69 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

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