The average salary for a Network Specialist is $56,321.
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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
Microsoft Active Directory
Skills in Network Management / Administration, Cisco Networking and IP Network are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Active Directory and Network Support.
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 $48,662 based on 27 salaries. An early career Network Specialist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $49,195 based on 238 salaries. A mid-career Network Specialist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $57,953 based on 138 salaries. An experienced Network Specialist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $64,588 based on 129 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $72,697.
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Employees with Network Specialist in their job title in Houston, Texas earn an average of 46.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Austin, Texas (19.4% more) and Miami, Florida (3.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (17.4% less), Jacksonville, Florida (16.9% less) and Chicago, Illinois (8.6% less).
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