The average pay for a Network Specialist is $51,498 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field. A skill in Cisco Networking is associated with high pay for this job.
Network Specialist Total Pay (?
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$34,465 - $74,652
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MEDIAN: $51,497
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Network Specialist Total Pay (?
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$14.14 - $34.68
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National Salary Data

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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$34,465 - $74,652  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,555  
Profit Sharing
$1,000 - $3,250  
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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$33,706 - $74,529  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 316
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$14.14 - $34.68  
   
Overtime
$22.54 - $40.13  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,555  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,000 - $3,250  
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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$33,706 - $74,529  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 316
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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
$49,000

Skills That Affect Network Specialist Salaries

Network Management / Administration
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Network Support
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National Average
$49,000
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Gender
Female
9%
female alumni
 
Male
91%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
4%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 9%
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