"procedures," "customer service," and "network security" aren't the only skills we found network managers list on their resumes. In fact, there's a whole list of network manager responsibilities that we found, including:
We've found that 62.7% of network managers have earned a bachelor's degree. Furthermore, 11.2% earned their master's degrees before becoming a network manager. While it's true that most network managers have a college degree, it's generally possible to become one with only a high school degree. In fact, one out of every seven network managers did not spend the extra money to attend college.
Those network managers who do attend college, typically earn either business degrees or computer science degrees. Less commonly earned degrees for network managers include electrical engineering degrees or computer information systems degrees.
When you're ready to become a network manager, you might wonder which companies hire network managers. According to our research through network manager resumes, network managers are mostly hired by Anthem, Aetna, and CVS Health. Now is a good time to apply as Anthem has 103 network managers job openings, and there are 49 at Aetna and 21 at CVS Health.
If you're interested in companies where network managers make the most money, you'll want to apply for positions at Amazon.com, NJ Transit, and Ulta Beauty. We found that at Amazon.com, the average network manager salary is $159,022. Whereas at NJ Transit, network managers earn roughly $157,172. And at Ulta Beauty, they make an average salary of $152,234.
Some other companies you might be interested in as a network manager include AT&T;, Verizon Communications, and United States Army. These three companies were found to hire the most network managers from the top 100 U.S. educational institutions.
In general, network managers fulfill roles in the technology and telecommunication industries. While employment numbers are high in those industries, the network manager annual salary is the highest in the telecommunication industry with $118,831 as the average salary. Meanwhile, the construction and manufacturing industries pay $116,849 and $115,562 respectively. This means that network managers who are employed in the telecommunication industry make 55.4% more than network managers who work in the hospitality Industry.