The average salary for a Network Specialist in Canada is C$64,834.
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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. In addition to helping to maintain this connectivity, the network specialist often helps ens…Read more
Network Specialist Tasks
- Administrate and setup of all user accounts to access the network and email.
- Setup and support all network equipment including servers, PC's, printers and LAN equipment.
- Maintain daily and monthly backups of servers ensuring data integrity.
- Installing phones, phone lines and troubleshooting problems with telephone communications.
- Install and troubleshoot problems with all software installed on company computer equipment.
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Popular Skills for Network Specialist
Switching and Routing
Skills in Network Support, Switches & Firewall Installation and Administration and Switching and Routing are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Network Management / Administration and Cisco Networking.
Pay by Experience Level for Network Specialist
An entry-level Network Specialist with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of C$60,000 based on 5 salaries. An early career Network Specialist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$55,570 based on 33 salaries. A mid-career Network Specialist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$69,915 based on 24 salaries. An experienced Network Specialist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$73,535 based on 19 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of C$77,419.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Network Specialist in their job title in Montréal, Québec earn an average of 8.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Toronto, Ontario (1.2% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Vancouver, British Columbia (18.9% less), Calgary, Alberta (7.5% less) and Mississauga, Ontario (7.0% less).
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