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Network Specialist Salary (United States)

A Network Specialist earns an average salary of $52,327 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for the few employees with more than 20 years' experience. A skill in Cisco Networking is associated with high pay for this job.
Network Specialist Salary (?
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$34,721 - $78,058
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $52,327
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Network Specialist Salary (?
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$14.41 - $30.88
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National Salary Data

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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$34,721 - $78,058  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,501  
Profit Sharing
$1,022 - $3,439  
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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$33,883 - $77,472  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 267
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$14.41 - $30.88  
   
Overtime
$22.26 - $41.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,501  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,022 - $3,439  
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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$33,883 - $77,472  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 91
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Job Description for Network Specialist

A network specialist works in a company’s information technology (IT) department to ensure constant connectivity. The network specialist makes sure that employees who rely on a company intranet can communicate with one another. For companies that rely on an Internet presence with customers, the network specialist also ensures that the company’s website and e-commerce infrastructure works at all times.
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Network Specialist Tasks
  • Install and troubleshoot problems with all software installed on company computer equipment.
  • Setup and support all network equipment including servers, PC’s, printers and LAN equipment.
  • Installing phones, phone lines and troubleshooting problems with telephone communications.
  • Administrate and setup of all user accounts to access the network and email.
  • Maintain daily and monthly backups of servers ensuring data integrity.

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Experience Affects Network Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$50,000

Skills That Affect Network Specialist Salaries

Network Management / Administration
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Network Support
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National Average
$50,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 80 votes.

Gender

Female
10%
female alumni
 
Male
90%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 9%