Average Network Operations Specialists in the United States make around $50K annually. Men make up the majority of Network Operations Specialists (67 percent) survey respondents. In this profession, most enjoy medical and dental coverage, and a strong majority have vision insurance, as well. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$28,841 - $78,044
(Median)
$29K
$50K
$78K
MEDIAN: $50,203
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90%

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$16.24 - $31.15
(Median)
$16
$24
$31
MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$28,841 - $78,044  
   
Bonus
$-0.50 - $4,848  
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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$32,443 - $71,499  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 41
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$16.24 - $31.15  
   
Overtime
$20.08 - $49.67  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$-0.50 - $4,848  
   
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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$32,443 - $71,499  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 21
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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

  • 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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Pay by Experience Level for Network Operations Specialist

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. At career start (within the first five years), average income sits near $50K, and the average for folks who have worked for five to 10 years is only slightly higher at $50K. On average, Network Operations Specialists make $60K following one to two decades on the job. In the end, more experience does seem to mean larger paychecks; seasoned Network Operations Specialists with more than 20 years of experience earn a predictably higher median salary of $70K.

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Experience Affects Network Operations Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 38%

Experienced
up arrow 18%

National Average
$51,000

Mid-Career
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Skills That Affect Network Operations Specialist Salaries

Cisco Networking
up arrow 21%

Network Support
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Network Management / Administration
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National Average
$51,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
33 %
Male
67 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
medical benefits
Vision: 75%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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