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Network Operations Specialist Salary

Average Network Operations Specialists in the United States make around $57K per year. Medical and dental coverage is claimed by a large number, and the greater part earn vision coverage. The majority of Network Operations Specialists claim high levels of job satisfaction. Making up 72 percent of those who took the survey, male Network Operations Specialists greatly outnumber their female counterparts. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$39,450 - $80,596
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$39K
$57K
$81K
MEDIAN: $56,506
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$15.16 - $35.40
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MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$39,450 - $80,596  
   
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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$34,760 - $80,035  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 84
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$15.16 - $35.40  
   
Overtime
$19.13 - $54.63  
National Annualized Data (?
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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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$34,760 - $80,035  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 44
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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. 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 many Network Operations Specialists, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Individuals who have worked for fewer than five years bring in approximately $49K on average. Those in the five-to-10 year range can expect an average that is only a touch bigger at $52K. Network Operations Specialists who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $65K. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income of $70K.

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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 2%

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Skills That Affect Network Operations Specialist Salaries

Cisco Networking
up arrow 13%

National Average
$53,000

Network Management / Administration
up arrow 6%

Network Support
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 30 votes.

Gender

Female
28 %
Male
72 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 69% employee benefits None: 14%
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