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.

$29,298 - $76,025
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$50K
$76K
MEDIAN: $50,084
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$16.13 - $27.47
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$29,298 - $76,025  
   
Bonus
$-0.50 - $7,757  
Profit Sharing
$2,500  
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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$32,757 - $68,594  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 37
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$16.13 - $27.47  
   
Overtime
$36.21  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$-0.50 - $7,757  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,500  
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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$32,757 - $68,594  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 19

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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.

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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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Key Stats for Network Operations Specialist

Gender

Female
32 %
Male
68 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 9 votes.
053
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
4%
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Experience Affects Network Operations Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 41%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$50,000


Experienced
up arrow 17%

Skills That Affect Network Operations Specialist Salaries

Cisco Networking
up arrow 24%

Network Management / Administration
up arrow 4%

Network Support
up arrow 3%

National Average
$50,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
32 %
Male
68 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
vision benefits
Vision: 75%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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