SAN MATEO (04/24/2000) - Network managers are responsible for the day-to-day operations of a company's network infrastructure, including maintenance and troubleshooting.
Nationwide - $61,656
West - $69,877(*)
Midwest - $59,034
South - $53,488(*)
Northeast - $66,445(*)
Percent receiving bonuses:
Profit-sharing bonus - 35.2%
Annual personal performance bonus - 47.9%Team performance bonus - 18.7%Bonus for completion of major project - 6.1%Raises:
Average 1999 salary increase - 8.9%
Percent who feel fairly compensated - 61.2%Vital statisticsPlace in organization:
Average number of direct and indirect reports - 4.9Average budget for computer-related equipment - $3.57 millionBusiness/technology focus:
Percent who focus primarily on technology - 47.6%Percent who focus on both technology and strategic business problems - 49.8%Highest level of education completed:
Bachelor's degree - 56.6%
Master's degree - 24.2%
Average workweek - 48.7 hours
Percent on call - 74.3%
Percent compensated for being on call - 19.9%Time offAverage vacation, paid sick days, and holidays - 28.9 daysPercent offered flexible work hours - 52.6%Career path"A possible next step for a network manager is either to move into an IT management role where they would oversee a team of network managers [or] administrators, or if they didn't want to pursue the management route, another step is to move into more of a network engineer role where they take on more network design and implementation responsibilities."
-- Cathy Neubauer, senior technical recruiter, Pencom Systems Inc., Reston, Virginia.
SANS Institute - www.sans.org
Network Professional Association - www.npa.orgNetwork Management Forum - www.nmf.org(*)Data is based on fewer than 30 respondents and is unstable.
SOURCES: 1999 INFOWORLD COMPENSATION SURVEY, PENCOM SYSTEMS.