Network Manager Salary

A little under three-quarters of Network Managers in the United States are seasoned employees who have more than 10 years of experience in the field. Pay ranges from $52K to $130K per year, and the average comes out to $86K annually. Total incomes of Network Managers incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $17K from bonuses and close to $9K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $52K and $130K. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The vast majority of Network Managers (86 percent) who took the survey are men. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$53,104 - $124,890
$53K
$86K
$120K
MEDIAN: $86,062
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50%
90%

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$14.50 - $39.16
$15
$23
$39
MEDIAN: $22.51
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$0$130K
Salary $53,104 - $124,890
Bonus $1,014 - $18,162
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $8,785
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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$49,961 - $130,484
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 399
Hourly Data $0$58
Hourly Rate $14.50 - $39.16
Hourly Tips $0.75
Overtime $36.02
Annual Data $0$130K
Bonus $1,014 - $18,162
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $8,785
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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$49,961 - $130,484
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 25

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Job Description for Network Manager

A network manager ensures that all parts of a company's network of computers are functioning properly. This position generally requires work outside of traditional business hours. Not only do computers have a habit of breaking at all hours of the day and night, but there are also hardware and software upgrades and other types of changes to infrastructure which generally need to be executed during non-business hours, so that workflow will not be interrupted. Some companies will offer comp time to make up for these odd hours, but others do not.

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Network Manager Tasks

  • Monitor, control, and manage recovery from any network failures or problems.
  • Approve network and configuration changes.
  • Maintain warranty and support contract documentation for network hardware and software components.
  • Coordinate installation of all data circuits.
  • Schedule the installation of network devices, software and firmware patches and updates.

Common Career Paths for Network Manager


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Network Managers may enjoy increased earnings if they become Information Technology Directors. This seems to be a popular career move, and Information Technology Director earn a slightly higher median of $103K annually. Network Managers most often advance into Information Technology Manager and Data Communications Manager positions even though the median salaries are $10K lower and $9K lower, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Network Manager


Survey results imply that Network Managers deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. Most notably, facility with Storage Area Networking, Project Management, and Network Architecture / Design are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 21 percent, 12 percent, and 10 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 and Microsoft Active Directory. Most people skilled in Cisco Networking are similarly competent in Microsoft Active Directory.

Pay by Experience Level for Network Manager

Pay by Experience for a Network Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Network Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $61,000 based on 76 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Network Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $78,000 based on 144 salaries. An experienced Network Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $93,000 based on 285 salaries. A Network Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $99,000 based on 123 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $87,057

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

With a pay rate for Network Managers that is 53 percent greater than the national average, Seattle offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Network Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+43 percent), Austin (+22 percent), Houston (+19 percent), and Washington (+14 percent). Network Managers in Los Angeles take home the lowest salaries, earning a whopping 33 percent less than the national average. Miami and Tampa are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 25 percent lower and 23 percent lower, respectively.

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Q: What is it like working as a Network Manager?

Network Manager in Key West:
"Awful."
Pros: Pay, benefits, flexibility, training, etc.
Cons: Long hours, constant micro management, difficult metrics, high turnover rate, etc.

Network Manager in Detroit:
Pros: Pay and benefits , pension plan.
Cons: Micromanagement, lack of clear direction, downsizing, increased responsibilities and areas.

Network Manager in Meridian:
"Making Connections."
Pros: Problem solving and networking services.
Cons: High volume emails and hostile providers.

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Key Stats for Network Manager

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 88 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
46%
20 years or more
25%
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Experience Affects Network Manager Salaries

▲13%

▲7%

National Average
$87,000

▼11%

▼30%

Skills That Affect Network Manager Salaries

Storage Area Networking (SAN)
▲22%



Network Security Management
▲7%

People Management
▲7%



IT Security & Infrastructure
▲3%


▲1%


National Average
$87,000



Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 88 votes.

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
46%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
vision benefits
Vision: 71%
no benefits
None: 9%
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