IT Networking Salary and Job Market Outlook

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of IT networking specialists is projected to grow up to 18% percent from 2012 to 2022, faster than the average for all occupations.

Growth will be highest at firms that provide cloud-computing technology. Employment of networking specialists in computer network architecture and related areas is projected to grow 15% percent from 2012 to 2022. Employment growth also should be strong in healthcare industries. This field is expected to greatly increase its use of information technology, and support services will be crucial to keep everything running properly.

According to the U.S. Department of Labor:

2012 National Median Annual Pay for IT Network Specialist is ~$72,560 (~$34.88 per hour)
(Network and Computer Systems Administrators typically with a bachelor’s degree)
Average Annual Wage for IT Networking Specialist in Wisconsin is ~$61,670 (~$29.65 per hour)
Average Annual Wage for MATC graduate (6 months after graduation) is ~$39,285 (~$18.89 per hour)

(Based on 52 weeks @ 40 hours)