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« on: December 11, 2000, 06:18:00 PM »

I make a 2375 gross every month salary.. I have no certs yet.. I am a Network Analyst, I pretty much configure routers DSLAM's switches etc... I was wondering if this is good pay for what I do?? I know it will go up with certs.. but as far as a base stand point.. any comments welcome

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« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2000, 09:11:00 PM »

I thought Tx was suppose to be higher  in pay
than that, I do dsl tech support for telecom
and net 2800 , but that's in Ga. Dude ask for
a raise. Your worth it.What can they say NO.
Then start looking for another job.The best time to find a job is when you already have one.good luck.
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« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2000, 09:19:00 PM »

Well that kinda sucks for me.. I didn't realize how little I was getting paid.. barely 25K yr.. crappy pay to me.. i think I will request a raise or at least try to be a net. engineer or something...

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« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2000, 01:34:00 AM »


I think u shall get more pay, too.

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« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2000, 02:24:00 PM »

PMD, you said that you do not have any certifications yet. Do you have a degree of some sort? What I am getting at is that if you do happen to ask for a raise, you have to be smart about it.

If you are working on a certification (or degree), let your employer know about it. Also, document and show what you have contributed to the company to show that you are a valuable asset to the organization.

Be reasonable. Check around with other companies in your area to see what the going rate is for Network Analysts with your qualifications (i.e. years of experience, education & training, certifications, etc).

The most important thing to remember is not to come off like "give me a raise or else" attitude. Be professional and if you have no luck, quietly put your resume out on the market.

Good luck:-)
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« Reply #5 on: December 12, 2000, 03:28:00 PM »

 
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The most important thing to remember is not to come off like "give me a raise or else" attitude. Be professional and if you have no luck, quietly put your resume out on the market.

Bobby is right.

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« Reply #6 on: December 12, 2000, 05:28:00 PM »

goto

<a href="http://www.monster.com">Monster.com</a>

In the career center, click on the salary info.  There are also other sites you can get salary infos.

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« Reply #7 on: December 12, 2000, 05:31:00 PM »

goto
<a href="http://www.brainbuzz.com">Brainbuzz.com</a>

click on the jobs tab and then salary wizard.
<a href="http://www.monster.com">Monster.com</a>

In the career center, click on the salary info.

There are also other sites you can get salary infos.  Though most of them only give you job descriptions they don't say anything about certs.

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« Reply #8 on: December 12, 2000, 05:33:00 PM »

Well I don't have any Degrees or certs.. I would like to get started on my CCNA however.  I duno what i can use for leverage.. Ihave been here for about 6-7 months.. and I am 20 so I supposed I have plenty of time to get my certs/degrees... I will check out monster.com for pay comparisons... and see what they have..

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« Reply #9 on: December 12, 2000, 09:56:00 PM »

My suggestion would be to let your employer know that you are pursuing your CCNA and ask how earning it would effect your position (and salary)as a dedicated employee. The key is to let them get the impression that you are doing so to contribute to the success of the company.

Personally, I do not put much thought into salary surveys because I have found a lot of them misleading. The best way to find out is to call companies in your area and ask. Be upfront and let them know why you are asking and you never know, someone may offer you something better.
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« Reply #10 on: December 16, 2000, 04:36:00 AM »

Well, I work in Orlando Florida area.

I configure VPNs, provide routing support, internal desktop support, network design and implementation, manage proxy sever, samba servers, exchange server, provide infrastructure for Oracle servers, NT Infrastructure, Linux file and print servers, Tier III Dell Optiplex Support, manage a DNS and FTP server, and update and maintain two websites and an Intranet.

My base in 53k bonus 2k and 15% 401k (pd by employer 100%).  My insurance is provided for free PPO or HMO.  I pay for dental at a subsidized cost.  Dress casual environment. Home atmosphere.  And all my books are reimbursed and time is afforded to attend training and seminars and certification testing.  If I need training it is considered as well (Don't need it yet!).

Overall, I am very satisfied with my current employer, even though I have recently refused a position with a potential salary of twice my current base salary.

My credentials are as follows:

MCSE+I (Proxy, TCP/IP, IIS4, Exchange 5.5, and IEAK4)

A+ Net+ I-Net+ CIW Associate Server+ (Beta - but I think I aced it with 90%+ score)

CCNA 1.0
(Taking CCNA 2.0 on the 20th and CCDA on the 28th) - Well prepared and expect to score 90% range.

I have been working professionally in the field of I.T. for about 5 years.

I have attended the following training:
MCSE (Server/Essentials - Univ. of Phoenix)

Associate in Arts

Associate in Science

DOS/Windows 3.1/WordPerfect

Laser Programming

Intro to Programming

Basic/Fortran (from the 80's)

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Alot of Self Study and Hands-on overnight/weekend miracles.

Whew!
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« Reply #11 on: December 22, 2000, 05:24:00 AM »

I have to agree with Bobby Digital.

You have no certs or degree.  This is your first IT job.  So, you need to be smart about asking for a pay raise.

As for a salary survey, don't be too influenced just because you may see big bucks associated with a "Network Engineer" title.  Many people I've met who work in NE positions have many years of experience, certs, and some have degrees, so, naturally, they are making a pretty decent salary.  25K isn't bad for the first year.  

I'm not saying don't ask for a raise, rather, be strategic, make sure you're timing is right.

It's one thing to tell your employer "I'm planning on taking the CCNA", then leaving him/her to wait awhile until you "get around to it", but it's impressive if you say "I am going to take the CCNA exam by the end of January", then taking it and passing it a week before Jan 31st.  In the first scenario you will likely appear like your just making a promise that may happen sometime (yawn, many managers have heard that before), but in the second scenario, if you're successful, you look like an employee who sets goals and reaches them, hence you're ambitious.  Believe me, it helps.  I typically start studying for a test, then once I get a pretty good feel for when I'll be ready, I've either formally discussed or informally "dropped hints" to my managers, so they know I'm planning, and after succeeding in a couple certs, they know I'll deliver.

Such an approach has earned me some good recognition, then when I've requested raises my managers have been more willing to work with me.

 
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« Reply #12 on: December 23, 2000, 09:01:00 PM »

I worked in Plano, TX for a while doing support just pc tech support at the time had no certs making 26k. I think your getting paid way to low for what you are doing but you said you didn't have any experience so that may be the case of why you are getting paid so low. I justed relocated to Atlanta to finish college and I am making 30k with a cert and some experience while going to school. So far I am happy with that, but I agree when you pass some cert I would then ask for an increase in salary because then you have a reason a why they should give you a raise( just think with a cert it makes you more valuable to the company and knowledgable about the products you are working with).

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« Reply #13 on: January 02, 2001, 06:07:00 PM »

this isn't my first IT job.. I worked for @home for a year and a half.. and I was a supervisor..
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« Reply #14 on: January 02, 2001, 08:13:00 PM »

I would get the cert first then take the passing score to your employer and say I have this cert now." Does the company have a pay for cert or pay for performance program" Most companies have a rule about certs and what they will pay for an employee getting certs or degrees. My company has a $2500 raise for each cert. I would say that you are getting paid what you are worth for having no certs. If you get your NET+ (easy to get) or INET+ (also easy) I would go then and show the test (after taking it on your own) the reason I say take the test on your own is "what if you fail" and your boss has paid for the test or is expecting you to pass. If you fail you look bad. Money will come later. Worry about getting certified then worry about getting paid. I am the IT manager here at my company and these are just my opinions.
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