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    Network Manager Pay

    I know its quite a personal question but just wanted to know the average pay for a school network manager is.

    I am currently on a poor wage for a manager. I have completely turned the school around over the last two years. Moved from away from viglen to a new complete vanilla AD network, migrated the admin and curriculum network, installed and configured new switches (approx 15 of them), installed a new exchange server after complaints about the county provided service, but most of all the general network is so much easier and manageable to run. Staff have told me that they really appreciate all the work I have done but since I have asked for a pay review, attitudes have changed. I have told them I want to stay but if I don't get what I deserve I'll be off.

    Any feedback would be much appreciated.

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    You'll find quite a variation depending on size of school, number of children, amount of kit, independent/state sector and responsibilities...

    There are a couple of threads that have been active recently that would be worth searching for.

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    Cheers mate. The school has 500 pcs, each teacher (approx 100) has a laptop, 50 pupil laptops all with wireless access, 30 - 40 cisco and HP switches- basically all modern stuff after our network overhaul last year.

    I've been in the job two years, and when I first started there wasn't even any anti-virus in place!!

    My responsibilites are to manager a colleague, and the whole school network. I feel I am getting a bad deal here...

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    In general, if IT staff ask for more money - answer is no - none available.

    If they then leave, and job re-advertised, its usually at slighty higher grade as truth starts to sink into SMT.

    When no-one applies, and SMT start really understanding the situation, job is re-advertised again at pay scale original incumbant asked for!

    Happened to me - happened to many others

    Its the way of life in school IT.

    Don't agonise over it - you just have 2 choices to make

    regards

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    How much are you getting then?

    HBJB

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    Me?

    I'm on 21k. Secondary school in Oxon.

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    If you gave us your approximate level of pay and school size we could let you know with more accuracy.


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    22.5k here, 500 workstations incl. laptops etc.

    Anybody wanna offer me more?

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    I'd say that's on the low side for that area and your level of responsibility i'd be looking for >25k

    Do you line manage anyone or is it just you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cookie_monster View Post
    I'd say that's on the low side for that area and your level of responsibility i'd be looking for >25k

    Do you line manage anyone or is it just you?

    One other, and the old network manager.

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    27k waiting for JE appeal which would take me to 30.5k 280 workstations 70 laptops 900 pupils and all the stuff that goes with a network. Oh yeah 1 full time techie. So I would agree your not getting paid enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsnetman View Post
    27k waiting for JE appeal which would take me to 30.5k 280 workstations 70 laptops 900 pupils and all the stuff that goes with a network. Oh yeah 1 full time techie. So I would agree your not getting paid enough.
    Feck me! Our council have put NMs on 17-18k pa, you're not far off double that

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    Our council have put NMs on 17-18k pa
    Ouch that's an insult if they're still doing a network managers job

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    Quote Originally Posted by SimpleSi View Post
    In general, if IT staff ask for more money - answer is no - none available.

    If they then leave, and job re-advertised, its usually at slighty higher grade as truth starts to sink into SMT.

    When no-one applies, and SMT start really understanding the situation, job is re-advertised again at pay scale original incumbant asked for!

    Happened to me - happened to many others

    Its the way of life in school IT.

    Don't agonise over it - you just have 2 choices to make

    regards

    Simon
    Not here


    I've handed my notice in, I earn 27k and the want someone to replace me for 13k.

    Not that they've advertised the position yet, because that would be too sensible!

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    Feck me! Our council have put NMs on 17-18k pa, you're not far off double that
    I started at the school as the Network Manager on about 24k. After the JE process I was actually given a pay rise to 27k but my pposition went to being Assistant Network Manager. I said well if I'm the assistant who is the Network Manager, so I am appaealing for the full title and that will put me on the top of grade 9.

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