What does a Network Manager do?

Network managers manage a company’s network team at a company and support every aspect of network systems and subsystems. They design, implement, and manage network infrastructure, including components including switches, routers, and the installation of additional servers. They work in strategic planning for medium and long-term timelines based on company objectives to keep it in line with new developments in the space. They administer firewalls and internal network security, maintain existing anti-spam and antivirus systems, and set new anti-spam policies.

Network managers perform line management of the company's IT support staff and oversee operational support for internal employee computer systems. They handle the project management for significant site moves and new system implementation at the new location. Network managers must participate in the financial planning aspect, including managing a relevant budget and providing costs for future developments and upgrades. Network managers need a bachelor's degree in computer science or related fields.

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Work/Life Balance
3.6 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.7 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

Network Manager Salaries

Average Base Pay

$76,939 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Median: $77K
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Network Manager
Apr. 28, 2021

“Work and life balance is good”

Anemoi TechnologiesAnemoi Technologies
Network Lead
Mar. 11, 2021

“Best place to work and learn”

Regal Medical GroupRegal Medical Group
Network Manager
Dec. 3, 2019

“Pay is competitive but not exceptional.”

Supervisor - Network Operations
Apr. 13, 2021

“Supports personal and career growth & development.”

Manager Network Planning
Feb. 28, 2021

“The salary is much lower than what any competitor would pay”

CVS HealthCVS Health
Network Manager
Jul. 16, 2021

“The raises are only 5% if you get promoted”

Manager Network Services
Jul. 18, 2020

“Really good people around you”

MTN Rwanda
Network Manager
Feb. 27, 2021

“good salary on Rwanda Market”

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