Network/Data Communications Manager Salary

Network/Data Communications Managers in the United States tend to have a good amount of experience under their belt — close to three-fourths have more than 10 years in the field. While pay runs from $45K to $124K per year, median earnings come to $88K per year. Men account for the majority of Network/Data Communications Managers who responded to the questionnaire — 87 percent to be exact. Most Network/Data Communications Managers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$51,096 - $122,058
$51K
$88K
$120K
MEDIAN: $88,339
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50%
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$15.46 - $51.13
$15
$21
$51
MEDIAN: $20.72
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$0$124K
Salary $51,096 - $122,058
Bonus $513 - $16,162
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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$43,535 - $124,068
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 74
Hourly Data $0$51
Hourly Rate $15.46 - $51.13
Overtime $35.00
Annual Data $0$124K
Bonus $513 - $16,162
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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$43,535 - $124,068
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 13

Job Description for Network/Data Communications Manager

Network/data communications managers are primarily responsible for maintaining data-transmission networks and supporting data processing systems for a company or client, as well as managing staff members who install, monitor, and analyze equipment and software and resolve any errors. These managers must map out transmissions and find ways to improve data-transfers and communication, as well as identify security threats, and they also study each network for cost-effectiveness. Using collected statistics, they also monitor trends in data in order to maintain network connections and make necessary changes.

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Network/Data Communications Manager Tasks

  • Implement upgrade schedules to ensure facilities have required capacity and to react to unforeseen demand.
  • Plan and schedule equipment acquisition and installation.
  • Conduct studies of services, equipment capacity, data rates, and estimated costs.
  • Analyze data and forecast user demand to determine equipment required.
  • Report to management the status of all events per the escalation procedures.

Common Career Paths for Network/Data Communications Manager


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Network/Data Communications Managers may experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as Director of Computing & Information Technology Security. The latter position pays an average of $116K annually. Becoming an Information Technology Manager is, more often than not, the most common role that Network/Data Communications Managers move into when they're ready for the next step in their career. A median salary for an Information Technology Manager is $78K. Another frequent advance is for Network/Data Communications Managers to assume an Information Technology Director role; in this role, workers often take home $103K.

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Popular Skills for Network/Data Communications Manager


Network/Data Communications Managers generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Most notably, skills in Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking, Cisco Networking, Microsoft Exchange, and Network Management / Administration are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 7 percent and 17 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Windows Operating System General Use, Microsoft Office, and Network Management / Administration. Most people skilled in Cisco Networking are similarly competent in Microsoft Exchange.

Pay by Experience Level for Network/Data Communications Manager

Pay by Experience for a Network/Data Communications Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Network/Data Communications Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $60,000 based on 15 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Network/Data Communications Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $79,000 based on 27 salaries. An experienced Network/Data Communications Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $90,000 based on 47 salaries. A Network/Data Communications Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $96,000 based on 23 salaries.

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Key Stats for Network/Data Communications Manager

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 15 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
38%

Experience Affects Network/Data Communications Manager Salaries

▲12%

▲4%

National Average
$86,000

▼8%

▼30%

Skills That Affect Network/Data Communications Manager Salaries

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
▲15%


Microsoft Exchange
▲5%

National Average
$86,000


Microsoft Office
▼8%

Windows Operating System General Use
▼20%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
38%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
vision benefits
Vision: 73%
no benefits
None: 8%